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How to create an authentic Victorian bay window for your house extension

How to create an authentic Victorian bay window

We look into what period are bay windows, why include a Victorian bay window in my extension and how to build and dress them

How to create an authentic Victorian bay window for your house extension

13 Jun 2019

If you are looking to extend your period house there are two different approaches you may take. You may wish to create an extension that provides a contrast to the existing style of the house and is a statement piece. This might incorporate glass and concret joined onto a Victorian or Edwardian house which the planners and any conservation officer involved with your house if it is listed may love or loathe.

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The benefits of secondary glazing in your period property

The benefits of secondary glazing in your period property

Single glazed windows are a major factor in energy loss as glass is a poor insulator and also because windows can be ill fitting and draughty. It's one of the things that owners of period houses complain about incessantly - see our article here about customer…

The benefits of secondary glazing in your period property

18 May 2013

A large proportion of buildings undergoing refurbishment were built to meet different needs and standards to those demanded today. In particular the windows are often found to be thermally inefficient and draughty with poor acoustics and minimal security. Where constraints from planning guidelines, lease conditions or budgets prevent the windows from being replaced, Secondary Glazing provides an attractive and practical solution in these…

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Top Tips for replacing the windows in your period property

Top Tips for replacing the windows in your period property

The dilemma for the period property owner therefore is no longer whether to fit double glazing, but how to do so sympathetically. The answer could lie in the greater availability of slimline double glazing units.

Top Tips for replacing the windows in your period property

18 May 2013

For those who have invested in a period property, what to do about replacing single glazing has long been a dilemma. When the original windows have reached the end of their useful life, should you replace your windows on a like-for-like basis in order to preserve the charm and character of your home, or should you make energy efficiency your priority and install double glazing? Building Regulations have controlled glazing standards in…

Victorian Sash Window Accessories

Victorian Sash Window Accessories

Sash windows are one of the most usual windows used in a Victorian house. Many Victorian houses also have casement windows.

Victorian Sash Window Accessories

22 Jan 2013

Sash windows are one of the most usual windows used in a Victorian house. Many Victorian houses also have casement windows. Both types of windows look great and you can fit Victorian style sliding sash window accessories so that they compliment your period home. These windows can be maintained by a competent DIYer given a little time and patience. Every few years, you may find that the paint is peeling and that they need freshening up.…

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