The Secret to a Sound Sash: Restoration & Maintenance Workshop

Mon Mar 18 2024 at 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm

Edinburgh Tool Library Custom Lane | Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Tool Library
Publisher/HostThe Edinburgh Tool Library
The Secret to a Sound Sash: Restoration & Maintenance Workshop
Join us for a hands-on DIY retrofit workshop to learn how to maintain and restore your sash and case windows for a cosier home!
About this Event

Stay warm, save money and save the planet...

Thinking of replacing your windows? Not so fast!

In this informative and practical session, Sash & Case expert Robbie Forrest will guide us through everything we need to know about restoring and maintaining our Sash & Case windows to stay warm and save on bills this winter - without having to replace your windows.

T he workshop will cover:

  • History and proper use of S&C windows
  • General maintenance (how to clean, paint, putty repair)
  • Draught proofing and thermal efficiency information
  • Sash & Case health check / warning signs
  • Health & Safety
  • When to call a professional and how to be informed on your options

About the trainer:

Robbie Forrest established RF Restoration in 2013 after Graduating in Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art alongside an apprenticeship in traditional Painting & Decorating. With a passion for restoration and in particular the Sash & Cases that adorn our local architecture, Robbie focusses on blending traditional methods with contemporary tools to prove that there's never been a stronger argument to restore and not replace.


  • Our Custom Lane workshop can be made wheelchair accessible using ramps - please let us know if require wheelchair access.
  • Please contact [email protected] if you have any access needs or questions about access for this event.

Presented as part of Edinburgh Tool Library and Porty Community Energy's COSY HOMES workshop series - equipping our community with practical DIY retrofit skills for a warmer home, cheaper bills, and greener planet.

Keen to continue the retrofit revolution beyond this event? - a community of volunteers who help each other to make homes more energy efficient.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Edinburgh Tool Library Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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