Edinburgh’s Newtown

Ruaraidh hired Newtown Renovations to refurbish their Sash & Case windows, shutters and to fully renovate the ground-floor bathroom of their 4 bedroom home in the heart of Edinburgh’s stunning, historic Newtown.

Bathroom Installation    |    Sash & Case Windows
Bathroom Installation

Sash & Case Windows


Bespoke carpentry


Painting and decorating

General maintenance

Bespoke carpentry   |   Joinery

Painting and decorating   |   General maintenance

The building is over 100 years old and is fiercely protected by the City of Edinburgh Council’s strict planning regulations. A large part of the success of any similar project by Newtown Renovations is to ensure that we communicate appropriately with the surrounding neighbours and any impacted parties. This was the case for this project and all ran smoothly, to plan and within the allocated budget and agreed timescales.

Unfortunately, the project was due to begin right at the start of the first lockdown due to Covid-19. We worked in close communications with Ruaraidh to ensure the project remained on track as much as it could be. We were on-site and up and running on the first day that restrictions were lifted. 

The project involved draught-proofing and careful renovation of the Sash and Case windows and shutters.

We also undertook a full bathroom conversion, where we converted a very small cloakroom toilet into a fully fitted, luxurious bathroom and utility area, adding not only a beautiful space to relax into, but a fully functional area – and therefore adding a not insignificant amount of additional value to the property. 

In addition, we designed and built beautiful, bespoke, fitted wardrobes in the main bedroom, to suit the period of the property, but also to provide the level of functionality and access required for a busy family. Our carpentry services are second-to-none and we’re happy to provide a quote on all client ideas and projects, large or small.

Finally, to ensure the property was presented in the best light, we fully refurbished the period front door to, not only its former glory, but we added to the design by replacing the fanlight with a more decorative version, in-keeping with the period and tight planning restrictions in the area.


Jonathon and the Newtown Renovations team refurbished our shutters, Sash & Case windows and renovated our ground floor bathroom.

Jonathon and his team provided all of the necessary trades from joinery, plumbing & electrical to decorating. From the outset, Jonathon’s communication and management of the project was outstanding.

A detailed quote was provided and the Newtown Renovations team delivered upon their promises, which was made all the more tricky with the COVID-19 lockdown, and subsequent restrictions, which they had to navigate and adhere to as the country came out of lockdown again.

If you are looking for a competitive, professional and reliable service, I would highly recommend you contact Jonathon and his team and consider them in the first instance.

Ruaraidh Williamson,
Scotland Street, Edinburgh’s Newtown

Renovate with us

Newtown Renovations has built its reputation on window renovation, but we offer so much more.

Regardless of the job, from routine maintenance on your property right through to planning and building an extension, Newtown can do it all.

So, whatever the job, big or small, contact us to discuss your requirements and discover for yourself why Newtown Renovations is making living better.