Melanie is an experienced homes journalist and editor of Period Living, Britain's best-selling period homes magazine. She has worked for Homes & Gardens and Real Homes, and is a former Deputy Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating, writing about modern design and architecture, and interviewing countless self builders and renovators about their experiences. In addition to undertaking her renovation projects, her other great passion is gardening.
Sash windows have a charm all of their own — elegant, stylish and characterful. However, understanding how to restore or replace them is not always straightforward. Our guide explains everything you need to know
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