We service rope mechanism sash windows.  This includes balancing the weight of the window and replacing the ropes. We also replace metal fittings where needed as well as removing excess rattles.

We strip windows / frames, doors / frames, skirting boards, picture rails, stair cases, ceilings, dado rails, cornices, beams, hand rails etc.

No chemicals are used in our process. We bring wood back to its natural state the old fashioned way…good old fashioned elbow grease!

We reglaze replacing putty with beading

Operating since 1997, we pride ourselves not only in the quality of the service we provide, but also in our punctuality.

We arrive at our appointments on time, every time. We are prompt and efficient in providing your quote.

We work both in the private and commercial sectors.


Workmen's Compensation Compliant


BIBC Compliant.

Membership Number:  11490   


Master Builders Association


Sash Window Servicing & On-site Wood Stripping



Back to wood: Before & After Wood-Stripping

Sash Windows


Cor van der Merwe - Observatory:  In these times it is rare to find a company who is so focused, professional and a joy to work with. Tim and his team were always on time - working hard, quietly and neatly, highly knowledgeable in what they do, great quality work, and going the extra mile to fix whatever needs to be done. I can not recommend Back to Wood highly enough. Go - phone Tim - you won't regret it! It was a great pleasure and a very pleasant experience working with these guys. Thanks Tim and Team! Regards, Cor"

Ceilidh & Pavel - Claremont:  Thank you so much to you and the team for the lovely new windows, we are so happy with them! The house was noticeably quieter this morning now that the last of the street facing windows are done and that rotten door has been removed :-) I'll send you a picture when I have finally finished the whole room.You are always a pleasure to deal with and have around the house, and I'll make sure to find a way to tell the people at number 64 that fact ;-)


Nicolette Nel - Stellenbosch:  Once again, many thanks for the good service. You came through all willing to assist, were quick and efficient as well as go beyond with assisting on other problem areas


Mandy Chemaly (I Fix It Fast):  "Hi Tim ….Thanks for your great service! Regards, Mandy"

Ruth Rodger (Highlands Estate):  "Hi Tim, Both Stewart and I were delighted both with your service and your expertise, thank you so much for doing such a great job. Thanks again for a very professional job and painless experience. Kind regards, Ruth."

Robert MacDonald (Rondebosch):  "Hi Tim, Thank you so much – your work is amazing.  Please feel free to give me as a reference or even as a reference site if you want to show prospective clients.  I will also be more than happy to put something in writing if you prefer.  It has been a pleasure. Cheers Rob"

Lesley & Brent Palmer (Gardens):  "Tim Chaplin and his efficient and friendly team completely transformed our home by restoring the original splendor of our window frames, doors and fire-place; all with non-toxic products and processes. We highly recommend Tim’s professionalism; including the neatness and mastery of his work – Lesley & Brent Palmer"

Justin Pearson (The Three Boutique Hotel) (Oranjezicht):  "Hi Tim Thanks for the info.  It still looks great so thanks for a good job. Thanks & Best regards, Justin."


Please contact Tim Chaplin to request a quote or complete the information below and we will get back to you.

Cell: 082 924 7889   
Email:  tim@backtowood.co.za


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We work in all areas of the greater Cape Town region.