Repair, maintenance, installation
& draught proofing

Tel: 01389 879518 Tel: 0131 278 3503

 

Testimonials

 

 

 

Customer service is a fundamental part of swrscotland as we
aim to deliver high standards and create great customer relationships.

Here are a few comments from some of our customers...

 

 

 

 

 

SWR replaced 5 sash windows and installed new sashes with double glazed units.
From the beginning to the end they proved to be a reliable, highly skilled team. Their attention to detail and craftsmanship are a joy to behold. They managed to seamlessly bring 150 year old technology into the 21st century in a very considerate way by using discrete draft proofing and double glazed units. I would not hesitate to recommend SWR to anyone, Well done guys!!

Mr Wolters

West end of Glasgow

 

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Highly recommend these guys, Professional, Polite, quick and very hard working.
Excellent Job of Victorian Town house 22 sash windows and 3 casement.
Attention to detail and workmanship excellent.
Come in and crack on and nothing is too much.
Cleaned and tided up as they went, and left the windows looking like new.
Really can't praise these guys and company enough, really good professional job.
Have the guys coming back to look at the doors. 

Kevin McGill
MacEwen Falconer & Co Ltd

 


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Jen Gordon

Glasgow

 

 

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We contracted with SWR Scotland to renovate, and where applicable, replace 14 sash windows in our property.

As the work was carried out during winter months, it was important that we had minimum exposure to the elements.

The project was meticulously planned to meet our needs and efficiently executed and with little inconvenience to us.

Cost was an important factor for us and we found the quote was very competitive.

Thank you Alan for all that you and your team have done, it was a pleasure to work with you.

 

A MacLeod

Arden

 

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Many thanks to you and your team for your work. The windows look great - such a difference! And thanks for your efforts to minimise the disruption and mess for us. Much appreciated.

 

Margaret Ramsay

Newport on Tay

 

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'Professional, courteous and diligent! An excellent choice.'

When Alan from 'Sash Window Renovations' arrived to tell us about what he could do to restore all of our windows in a listed building we were naturally cautious. However, we need not have worried! Alan is professional, pleasant, courteous and (most importantly) helpful. He spent time explaining the various types of windows available to us and took care to explain the range of options available within our property and affordability. This was a real bonus to us when we were deciding what to do and when.

Alan and his team arrived and they carried the work out exactly according to our original quote and within the specified timescale. From measuring, making, fitting and painting our new windows they were diligent and careful with our property and carried out the work conscientiously and carefully. We are delighted with our windows. They look great and we are pleased to recommend Alan and his team.

 

Karen and Gordon,

Arden, Loch Lomond.

 

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"We had seen the way SWR had worked on a friend's house and so were confident in approaching them. The whole process from pricing through to completion was exactly what one would hope for but too rarely experiences. The work was done quickly, efficiently, thoroughly and courteously. We are delighted with the way the house looks and the windows work. Altogether positive! "

 

Richard Higham,

Oxhill Road, Dumbarton

 

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"Thanks for another excellent job............we are delighted with the windows !!! A big thanks to both for all your hard work."

 

Mr MacPhee

Bearsden

 

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"Many thanks indeed to you both; it already makes a very noticeable difference, both from the perspective of appearance and insulation.
Excellent job, and very neat and tidy."


Mr and Mrs Stanistreet
Fife

 

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"The expertise provided by SWR working together with your window manufacturer can only be described as of the highest quality and craft skill and with excellent value for money.
Adapting modern technology to match a 150 year old installation is a challenge and I was not going to go ahead with this unless it was done right. The result has all the craft tradition, looks entirely in keeping and is technically functional in line with modern performance expectations that's more than "renovation" I suggest!"

 

Mr. MacLellan
Gartocharn

 

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"We were considering replacing 12 single glazed sash and case windows with double glazed units in our flat. This would involve Planning Permission as the flat is in a listed building within a conservation area. Our local Council would require us to produce drawings and many documents and the application would then need to be passed to Scottish Heritage for their approval also. The quotations we received for replacement double glazed units were very expensive. As the whole exercise was looking quite daunting we decided to look at having the windows renovated instead. We've now had the windows completely renovated by Sash Window Renovations and could not be happier with the result. This has saved us so much time and cost and the job is excellent. We would recommend SWRS to anyone. They have renovated our windows to such a standard; they are like new in every way imaginable. Many thanks to Alan Filshie and his company and their associate Painter who finished the job off beautifully to make a showcase of the work carried out by SWRS."

 

Mr. & Mrs. O'Donnell
Bearsden

 

 

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"Thanks so much for all your hard work would be happy to recommend you."

 

Sue Leadbeater

Stirling


 

 

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"Thank you for such an effective, quick and clean job on our windows."

Mr Adam
Edinburgh


 

 

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"The expertise provided by SWR working together with your window manufacturer can only be described as of the highest quality and craft skill and with excellent value for money.

Adapting modern technology to match a 150 year old installation is a challenge and I was not going to go ahead with this unless it was done right. The result has all the craft tradition, looks entirely in keeping and is technically functional in line with modern performance expectations - that's more than "renovation" I suggest!"

 

Mr. MacLellan

Gartocharn


 

 

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"We recently asked Sash Window Renovations to refurbish the windows in our newly-acquired flat. All of them appeared to have been neglected over many years and were in a poor state. Despite this, we were keen to retain as much of the original work as possible and were pleased that Alan shared our view. After the many layers of paint were removed and rotten sills replaced Cristina and I were delighted with the results. Now, with fresh paint, the windows have been given a new lease of life and have transformed in a very positive way the appearance of our flat. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sash Window Renovations to others."


Mr Edge
South of Glasgow


 

 

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"We were delighted with the friendly, efficient and reliable service. Our newly refurbished windows look great and operate with ease. We have already recommended this service to our friends."

Mr Bambrick

Giffnock

 

 

 

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“We could not be happier with the work done by Sash Window Renovations. After years of force 10 gales blowing through our 1894 semi we are positively looking forward to the winter in our living room after the draft-proofing and restoration work done. Our beautiful lead work was sensitively preserved and the window works fully in the way the Victorian builders intended. A further four windows at the back of the house are now in pristine working order – brand new and original at the same time! The work was done efficiently, with great effort to minimise mess and with sensitivity to family life carrying on as normal. They even brought their own vacuum cleaner! Lastly, they were £700 cheaper than the other quote we got.....”

 

Mr Sutherland

Glasgow


 

 

 

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"As the owner of a listed Victorian property, it was with a degree of trepidation that I viewed the prospect of having some windows replaced. In the event my fears were groundless, SWRS were on hand. A young, disciplined, careful and caring operator, Alan is hands-on, extremely competent and professional. His planning was meticulous and he delivered, on timetable, a completed project beyond my expectation. Based on my experience, I would highly recommend SWRS to anyone requiring repairs or replacement to timber framed windows of any quality or design."

 

Mr Thornton,

Helensburgh

 

 

 

 

 

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"Our journey with Sash Window Renovations started with a rattling bathroom window,
which was refurbished and draught proofed, leaving us with what felt like a brand new window.   When we considered doing our bedroom and lounge we were sceptical about buying replacement double glazed windows in case it changed the aesthetics of the house.  
We wanted to use less fuel to heat our house, and have double glazed windows with argon gas, and an improved U-Value.  SWRS came along and they have ticked every box, you would never know we have new windows, the house is significantly warmer, the condensation has reduced greatly, and they look exactly as planned when our house was built 180 years ago. Absolutely delighted."

Mr. Henderson

 

 

 

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"Susan and I are very happy with the finished job and the way in which the work was carried out.  Inevitably there is some disruption involved in a project of this scale but we appreciated all the efforts you made to minimise this.  The work started exactly at the agreed date and time and you worked very efficiently throughout.  Our 110 year old windows are now actually better than new and look great with all the layers of paint removed.  

Thank you very much and we would certainly have no hesitation in recommending you."

 

Dr Warrender,

Stirling

 

 

 

 

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"Working with you and your team has been a pleasure; we/ I have found you all very accommodating, obliging, and sensitive to our way of working whilst work was being carried out, along with a very professional approach over difficult working areas. We/I would certainly recommend you to other businesses/colleagues and friends on the basis of your excellent workmanship.

Many thanks for our great looking easy clean windows."


Jayne

Benmore House Centre Manager

 

 

 

 

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"SWR carried out work for us in May, 2010. Initially, we asked Alan to quote for two dormer windows.  In contrast to other quotes we had, he didn't recommend ripping them out
(at great cost) but instead proposed a thorough refurbishment. 
Over three days, Alan thoroughly stripped and refurbished the dormers, as well as repairing a further window.  All of his work was meticulous, and he worked neatly and efficiently. 
There was no mess left outside the rooms concerned, and he cleaned up each evening. 
We were so impressed with his work that we further commissioned him to replace two old uPVC with wooden sashes; Alan liaised with the suppliers and fitted the new windows with minimal mess.
In total, Alan worked for us for five days.  He was unfailingly punctual, pleasant and knowledgeable.  The work was carried out to a high standard, and we have no hesitation in recommending his work."

 

Mr. and Dr. Critchlow-Watton
Stirlingshire

 

 

 

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'Alan many thanks for an excellent job in replacing our upper sash and case windows with wooden double glazed units recently. A recent stiff easterly gale has certainly proven the effect at the rear of the house with only the slightest hint of air ingress . We are hoping that the replacement of the windows with double glazed units will assist in increased heat retention in the winter. We have already recommended you to many of our friends in the Glasgow West End."

 

Scotstoun Residence Glasgow

 

 

 

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"We live in a listed house in a conservation area and found that we were very restricted as to what work was permissible, despite the fact that the house was quite old and consequently required quite a bit of repair/updating, especially the windows. So we were delighted when Alan came along and did a super job on all the old sash windows -9 in number- completely renovating them, including draught-proofing . We are delighted that we can now open them again and the rattling from the wind has now ceased.

All this work was done to schedule and estimated cost and we have no hesitation in recommending Alan who clearly knows his job. He is a very conscientious and clean worker and totally trustworthy. The windows were all repainted inside and out and the appearance of the house has been transformed."

 

 

Mr. H Paterson, 
Helensburgh 

 

 

 

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"Our architectural practice was established in 1936 and occupied the first floor since that time. The building is listed and we are anxious to maintain its condition as best we can.
The windows have undergone minor repairs over the years but a chance encounter with Sash Window Renovations prompted a decision to proceed with complete refurbishment.

The extent of work required was clearly explained at the initial survey and the work on site proceeded exactly as planned. Alan Filshie proved to be a most diligent worker, obviously enthusiastic about his job. We found him to be completely trustworthy and would have no hesitation in recommending him to any organisation or household.

Although the nature of the operation generates a good deal of dust and wood shavings, our offices were well protected and left in immaculate condition."

 

James Houston Architect
Kilbirnie

 

 

 

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"We have just had 10 windows (2 of which are original stained glass) renovated by SWR at a very competitive price and can hardly believe the difference in the heat throughout the house. The windows, which had been painted shut for years, now open and shut like new - only wish we had known about SWR sooner!

It is seldom nowadays that you find someone who takes such a pride in his work. We experienced a very professional service from Alan from start to finish. All timescales were adhered to and working areas were left immaculately clean at the end of each day.

We would not hesitate to recommend this company."

 

Dr & Mrs A Stephen
Helensburgh

 

 

 

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"I contracted SWRS to renovate two windows of a first floor tenement flat, overlooking a busy main road. These single glazed windows were basically in ok condition, but draughty, rattily and provided no sound insulation. The work was completed efficiently, thoroughly and diligently, at the agreed time and price. Disruption was kept to a minimum and great care and respect was shown with regard to my tenant and her home when it came to clearing up. SWRS delivered what had been stated: greatly improved draught and sound insulation and very probably improved thermal insulation. The transformation was on a parallel with installation of double glazing, but at a fraction of the cost. Although not inexpensive, I am confident that the cost had been more than offset by added value to the property. I highly recommend SWRS and would not hesitate to use this firm in the future."

 

Alasdair Gowans
Glasgow

 

 

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"I just wanted to write and thank you for the excellent job you did on our ageing windows.
We were surprised at the pricing, we had thought we would have to renew every window in the house, however the renovation you have done has been a transformation at a very competitive price. No draughts and I can open the windows without a struggle, they really do look and work like new windows. I could not have imagined there would be such little inconvenience and disruption, so thank you for making this experience fairly painless."

 

M Henderson
Dunblane

 

 

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"Absolutely delighted with the results. These windows have been painted shut for more than 40 years, I can hardly believe how smoothly they run, and yet no draughts. Thanks for doing such a great and tidy job. Will be in touch about getting the other windows renovated and the doors draught proofed."

 

A Dalgleish
Helensburgh

 

 

 

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"Alan Filshie of Sash Window Renovations overhauled and renovated 8 large sash windows for me."He replaced worn or absent sash cords and weights quickly and efficiently and the windows are now in good working order." He also cleaned up any mess and removed it.
In my opinion SWRS work is of high quality and very good value for money."

 

Dr F G Taylor
Glasgow