We have wooden windows which we want to keep. The frames are in the
main quite sound but we have a couple of opening windows where the
wood holding the glass needs replacing.
So, where can I buy either the right sort of moudings or, possibly,
complete replacement windows? They have glass retained by glazing
strips if that helps describe them a bit more.
I've searched for 'wood window mouldings' but that hasn't produced much
of any use.
It produces loads of non-wood glazing bars and quit a few wooden beads
but no wooden glazing bars that I can see. Searching for 'wooden
glazing bar' does no better.
So maybe I'll have to set up the router.
... or are windows normally built-up from a basic frame made from
simple rectangular wood plus bits added on?
The simplest frame is just a rectangular section with a rebate cut out
of the corner for the glass to sit in. Then a quadrant like profile bead
to fix above the glass to hold it in place.
You can get a bit posher than that but profiling the leading edges of
the frame that stick out in front of the glass to add a bit more
interest. Mainly used for a Georgian style bar when you have a number of
smaller panes within the whole casement / sash E.g:
Those can give you a bar profile like:
The glass goes in the rebates on the under side. Then quadrant or
something a bit more ornate like an double ovolo:
will hold the glass / DG unit in place.
The more common moulding sections should be available at any decent real
wood supplier (not at sheds - they never have anything so useful).
Talk to your local glazier and he may well be able to recommend someone
who has already replaced some in the village. We have to do this in our
village at least for all the Grade II listed stuff.
There is a local joiner who will make exact copy windows to order (for a
price which reflects the amount of bespoke work that goes into them).
Do you mean for the bar or the bead?:
(if you did us a photo of the bits you want to replace, we might be able
to point at something suitable)
They look very similar to the John Carr windows I had in my last place.
The profiles on those are fairly straight forward and could be cut on a
 taken over by a large international window firm IIRC.
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