Our Work

Christ Church College, Oxfordshire
The 46 windows in this Grade 1 listed historic building had been sadly neglected over the years. The college was looking to vastly improve the functionality of the windows without compromising the character of the building, which dates back to 1524. Working closely with the College, English Heritage, the architect and the main contractor, the work was successfully completed on time and on budget, and we’re proud to say exceeded everyone’s expectations.


Edwardian Town House, Berkshire
The ten windows of this 1908 property had been well maintained over the years, so all the customer wanted was to upgrade the window’s draught-proofing abilities. The new windows maintained the home’s original style and character whilst keeping the heat in, the heating bills down, and the noise out.


BBC Bursar’s House, Berkshire
The Bursar’s House, used by the BBC to accommodate their special visitors, required a total refurbishment. Working with the main contractor, we fully restored 18 windows and two antique doors, creating a draught-free experience for future guests.


Regency Townhouse, Hove, Brighton
The 12 windows of this beautiful 19th century property, in the classic Brighton Regency style, needed overall maintenance and updating. Once complete, these beautiful windows were all structurally sound and watertight against the damaging sea air, while the integrity of the heritage building had been protected.


Victorian Townhouse, Berkshire
The customer’s objectives were to add comfort, minimise road noise, prevent draughts and reduce their heating bills. To achieve this we installed double-glazed units that meet the highest modern-day performance standards. The results exceeded the customer’s expectations and the property’s Victorian character remained uncompromised.


Victorian Townhouse, Berkshire
This customer, located next-door to the customers above, was so impressed with the work carried out on their neighbour’s windows, he contracted Dear Restoration to restore his windows too. We’re please to say he was equally happy with the finished work.


Victorian Townhouse, Berkshire
Not wanting to be outdone by their neighbours, Dear Restoration was called in for a third time. After replacing the existing UPVC windows, the customer was delighted to have fully operational double-glazed sash windows which enhance not only their home, but also help to restore the character of their street.


Denford Park House, Berkshire
Working closely with the main contractor and English Heritage, Dear Restoration restored 41 of the traditional oak sash windows in this prestigious building to their former glory.


Oriel College, Oxfordshire
Founded in 1326 by King Edward II, and located in the centre of historic Oxford, Oriel College is one of the oldest of Oxford University’s colleges. Working in conjunction with the College Clerk of Works, English Heritage and the main contractor, Dear Restoration restored 16 windows within the student accommodation. Due to time restraints, we worked around student and staff schedules, ensuring that normal activity could continue without disruption during the restoration.


Cods Hill, Berkshire
"Repair or replace" was the customer’s dilemma. We at Dear Restoration are so committed to maintaining the original integrity and character of a building that we agreed to complete a test-window, free of charge, to show the benefits of draught-proofing. Needless to say, this followed with an order to restore all 19 character sashes.