Rothesay THI - Sash & Case Window Repair for Joinery Contractors

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Don’t rip out your sash and case windows! Come and learn how to carry out your own repairs.

This course is being offered FREE through the Rothesay THI Scheme



09:30 - 16:00


John McRitchie


Argyll College Workshop,

5 Bute Business Park, Barone Road, Rothesay PA20 0DY


Free to those living or working within the Rothesay area

Introduction to Sash & Case Window Repairs (Alternative) Course Photo

Don’t rip out your sash and case windows, did you know that in most cases you can undertake simple repairs add and retain this period feature?

This practical course will prove invaluable if you have a property with Sash and Case Windows. We will cover a short history of the development of windows before looking at the different components that make up a window and the issues to consider when approaching repairs.The course will allow attendees to identify and address various problems that commonly occur with sash windows. Topics covered will include window dismantling and reassembly, replacing ropes, weights, panes and putty. Various repair and improvement techniques will also be covered.

Course Suitability

This course is being offered as part of the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative Scheme and open to those living or working within the Rothesay area.

This course is aimed at joiners or those working within the construction industry who have practical joinery skills.

Course Outline

Topics covered include

  • Introduction to Sash Windows;
  • Typical Problems & Solutions;
  • Undertaking repairs;
  • Making and installing replacement components;
  • Protection and Appearance;
  • Options for improving thermal qualities.

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