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Costs for draught-proofing

Prices for basic draught-proofing for sliding sash windows

I am frequently asked to give basic prices for my work for draught-proofing. Not everyone wants or needs their windows to be paint stripped, new fittings added and all the other additions, some people just want their draughts stopped. If so this page is where you'll find the costs to get me to draught-proof your sliding sash windows.

Work carried out

The work carried out is sashes removed from the frames, any restricting lumps removed, old cords removed, new cords attached, groove routed into the middle rail, new parting and staff beads cut sashes replaced and parting and staff beads installed.


Approx six-foot square (approx 3'x2') sliding sash windows €350

Approx twelve-foot square (approx 3'x4') sliding sash windows €450

Approx 18 foot square (approx 3'x6') sliding sash windows €525

Approx 24 foot square (approx 3'x8') sliding sash windows €650

Other sashes outside that would need to be judged individually

Prices for doors to be draught-proofed

Depending on size and weight plus how old they are the cost is between €350 to €550



I have two small apartments with old fashioned wooden sash windows and the management company is very restrictive as to how they can be dealt with. Rather than replacing the windows, which would have been very costly, I contacted John Gormley to see how the windows could be dealt with. John gave me a very reasonable quote and refurbished the windows very professionally, replaced two cracked panes, draft proofed the windows and repainted them to bring them to their full functionality. They look great and are working perfectly. John has been a pleasure to work with over a short period of time to refurbish the windows in a cost-effective way with minimal disruption to me and my tenants. The apartments are much warmer as a result of the work done and are fire safety compliant. I am delighted to recommend John's work. Eleanor Daly

Eleanor Daly owner of two apartments

Harold's Cross

About Sash Windows

With more than thirty years of experience in carpentry, cabinetmaking, sash window construction and restoration as well as being highly qualified. When I started doing restoration I began to study the original construction techniques used by the master craftsmen who created the original pieces, and I have applied this knowledge in restoring their work to its original glory.

I have worked on large projects for the commercial, consumer and public sectors and completed successful restorations on pieces that were centuries old. Large or small, all work receives the same professional care and attention to even the most minute details, with the added benefit that the repairs will enhance energy efficiency considerably and reduce heating costs for the building when finished.

So contact me today for a free quotation to see how I can help to restore your windows and doors!
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