When old is better than new

Lack of compliance for new build strata has been in the headlines recently, with the evacuation of the Opal and Mascot buildings in NSW and fires in multi-storey buildings in Melbourne attributed to structural and build defects. Deakin & Griffith University...

Trashing Australia’s heritage with aluminium windows

Why do people think that timber windows don't last? Just look at these beautiful old windows. They have stood up to all kinds of weather for more than a century.With premium old growth forest timber, quality construction, a design that is completely repairable and...

How to control ‘crying windows’

We are often asked how to stop or reduce condensation forming on the inside of windows. Often referred to as ‘crying windows’, condensation forms when warm moist air collects on a cold surface e.g. glass. Apart from moisture accumulating on the inside of...

Top tips for strata title window repair projects

These windows in Manly, NSW, are an important part of the appearance of this beautiful apartment building.Many beautiful old apartment buildings, especially those built before the 1970s, have original windows that are now due for repair and refurbishment. People who...

How to clean low-e glass (and actually succeed)

I love this old Gary Larson cartoon. I have it on a mug, which I keep in my bedroom. It's not for drinking from - I keep it as a reminder of an important life lesson: No matter how smart we are, things can appear impossible if we are doing things that just don't work....

How (not) to soundproof your windows at night

How would you feel if you spent tens of thousands of dollars on retrofit double-glazing and got almost no benefit? That's exactly what happened to one of our customers recently. Like most people, they had assumed that by buying double-glazing, they were buying quieter...

Window Transformations for Sydney Apartments and Homes

If you live in an apartment building with wooden windows, you've probably heard someone say... “My windows don’t work” “My windows rattle in the wind” “My windows are draughty and let dust in” “There’s too much noise from the road and neighbours in my...

The hidden sins of retrofit double-glazing

Every day someone asks us about fitting thicker glass or double-glazed units into their old windows. There are plenty of companies out there who will sell you the glass you want. But many of them don't know how your windows work, and end up breaking them in the...

Fixing wood rot in a timber window

By Adam Akam I have been working for Sealasash for a few years now, and in that time I have replaced countless window sills, done my fair share of scarf joints, and have replaced hundreds of window rails and stiles. In working with timber windows that are...

Sealasash restores historic windows on Manly beachfront apartments

Sealasash has been featured in Strata Community Australia's news for our window restoration work at Borambil - an imposing block of apartments standing prominently over Manly beach. Windows are being repaired, painted, draught sealed and reglazed as part...

Affordable and safe window repairs for historic Melbourne landmark

This week, Sealasash is working to restore, reglaze, draught seal, and paint the historic windows at the Mantra City Central Hotel, Melbourne. Built in 1890 for £19,000, this building was originally the Money Order Post Office and Savings Bank. It was...

Can I double-glaze an existing window?

The most common question our customers ever ask is "can I put double-glazing in my existing windows?" For most people, double-glazing is synonymous with energy efficiency and comfort. The short answer is yes, you can double-glaze many existing windows. But...

Sealasash restores windows at world-heritage listed site, Woolmers

This week Sealasash had the pleasure of restoring two large wooden sash windows at the World Heritage Listed Convict Site Woolmers Estate at Longford in Tasmania. Woolmers is one of the most historically significant heritage properties in Australia. As well as the...

Sealasash staff learn the lost trades of heritage carpentry

Sealasash was represented by a crew of seven at the recent Traditional Wood Carpentry and Joinery Repair Workshop at the Longford Academy. The aim of the day was to increase the awareness of issues related to heritage carpentry skills and reinforce an appreciation for...

Sealasash restores windows at the Melbourne Hotel in Perth

In Perth, Western Australia, the Sealasash team is currently working on the restoration and draught sealing of windows on the heritage listed Melbourne Hotel on Hay Street. The hotel was officially opened in April 1897 and served as a hotel and pub for...

Historic hotel looking after its windows

The Customs House Hotel, located on the Hobart waterfront, adjacent to Parliament House, was built in 1846. The building is a well know watering hole and there is even a rumour of a tunnel that exists between the hotel and Parliament House! Sealasash have been engaged...