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Broken Sash Cord
Replacing a broken window sash cord, Sash Cord Repair and Replacement Service. We do the lot!
Let’s have it right “It’s not rocket science to change a sash cord”, but it can be daunting replacing a snapped or damaged cord for the first time.
Broken Sash Cords may need replacing after many years of use. Depending on the company you decided to call to change the damaged rope can cost you in some cases up to £300. I know right EXPENSIVE!
Broken Sash Cord Replacement Sash Cords and Sash Cord Repair
If you have had your sash windows decorator lately or more importantly some time ago. Unless the person carrying out the work knows what he/she is doing, it’s a big chance you have now ended up with painted ropes.
Damaged sash cord or painted ropes can become brittle and, like decayed ropes will eventually snap. After years of wear and tear your sash window cord will need changing.
If your sash windows are painted shut, it will be difficult to open. We can carry out a sash cord replacement and assist by making sure both upper and lower sash operate properly, to the correct high and closed position.
In some cases, draught proofing sash windows can improve not only the look of a window but save you loads in your heating bill.
A traditionally wooden sash window will lose loads of heat and need a decorator to maintain the sash window. A badly painted sash window box can seal the windows shut. We recommend calling in a window specialist to carry out the decorations.
How to unstick a sash window, that has been painted shut?
You can do it yourself, or call in an expert.
To Free your window or carry out a sash cord change place down a dust sheet, carefully remove the staff bead that holds the bottom window in place, this is nailed on however it may have been over-painted many times so might look more permanently attached than it actually is.
Secondly, remove parting beads that separate the upper and lower window, you now should have access to the pockets for both weights, top and bottom window on a single side, once out you can clearly see the sash weights take out the old cord and replaced with a Nylon braid.
Sash Cord Types
Red Wrapper/Blue Wrapper – plaited, waxed, weatherproof cotton sash cord.
Superbraid – solid braided cotton sash cord.
Plaited Jute – natural organic jute sash cord.
Nylon braid – very strong rot-proof solid braid nylon sash cord.
Hemplon – tough brown polypropylene sash cord.
If your windows appear to have good sash cords attached but do not stay open, your windows may need re-balancing, please visit our sash window renovation page for more information.
For information on our charges please call us for a Quotation on (020) 8935 5368
We are happy to quote for most minor things over the phone.
Areas we cover:
SE1: Bermondsey, Borough, Southwark, Waterloo
SE2: Abbey Wood
SE3: Blackheath, Westcombe Park
SE4: Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park
SE6: Bellingham, Catford, Hither Green
SE9: Eltham, Mottingham
SE12: Grove Park, Lee
SE13: Hither Green, Lewisham
SE14: New Cross, New Cross Gate
SE15: Nunhead, Peckham
SE16: Rotherhithe, South Bermondsey, Surrey Docks
SE17: Elephant & Castle, Walworth
SE18: Plumstead, Woolwich
SE19: Crystal Palace, Upper Norwood
SE20: Anerley, Penge
SE22: East Dulwich
SE23: Forest Hill
SE24: Herne Hill
SE25: South Norwood
SE27: Tulse Hill, West Norwood
SW1: Belgravia, Pimlico, Westminster
SW2: Brixton, Streatham Hill
SW3: Brompton, Chelsea
SW5: Earl’s Court
SW6: Fulham, Parson’s Green
SW7: South Kensington
SW8: Nine Elms, South Lambeth
SW9: Brixton, Stockwell
SW10: West Brompton, World’s End
SW11: Battersea, Clapham Junction
SW13: Barnes, Castelnau
SW14: East Sheen, Mortlake
SW15: Putney, Roehampton
SW16: Norbury, Streatham
SW18: Earlsfield, Wandsworth
SW19: Merton, Wimbledon
SW20: Raynes Park, South Wimbledon
Areas we cover:
EC1A EC1M EC1N EC1P EC1R EC1V EC1Y : Barbican, Clerkenwell, Finsbury
EC2A EC2M EC2N EC2P EC2R EC2V EC2Y : Moorgate, Liverpool Street
EC3A EC3M EC3N EC3P EC3R EC3V : Aldgate, Monument, Tower Hill
EC4A EC4M EC4N EC4P EC4R EC4V EC4Y : Fleet Street, St Paul’s
E1: Mile End, Stepney, Whitechapel
E2: Bethnal Green, Shoreditch
E3: Bow, Bromley-by-Bow
E4: Chingford, Highams Park
E6: East Ham, Beckton
E7: Forest Gate, Upton Park
E8: Hackney, Dalston
E9: Hackney, Homerton
E12: Manor Park
E14: Isle of Dogs, Millwall, Poplar
E15: Stratford, West Ham
E16: Canning Town, North Woolwich
E18: South Woodford
E20: Olympic Park, Stratford
Areas we cover:
N1: Barnsbury, Canonbury, Islington
N2: East Finchley
N3: Finchley Central
N4: Finsbury Park, Manor House
N8: Crouch End, Hornsey
N9: Lower Edmonton
N10: Muswell Hill
N11: Friern Barnet, New Southgate
N12: North Finchley, Woodside Park
N13: Palmers Green
N15: Seven Sisters
N16: Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington
N18: Upper Edmonton
N19: Archway, Tufnell Park
N20: Totteridge, Whetstone
N21: Winchmore Hill
N22: Alexandra Palace, Wood Green
NW1: Camden Town, Regent’s Park
NW2: Cricklewood, Neasden
NW3: Hampstead, Swiss Cottage
NW4: Brent Cross, Hendon
NW5: Kentish Town
NW6: Kilburn, Queens Park, West Hampstead
NW7: Mill Hill
NW8: St John’s Wood
NW9: Colindale, Kingsbury
NW10: Harlesden, Kensal Green, Willesden
NW11: Golders Green, Hampstead Garden Suburb
Areas we cover:
W1: Marylebone, Mayfair, Soho
W2: Bayswater, Paddington
W9: Maida Vale, Warwick Avenue
W10: Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington
W11: Holland Park, Notting Hill
W12: Shepherd’s Bush
W13: West Ealing
W14: West Kensington