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Why restore?

Comfort

  • Eliminate draughts
  • Eliminate rattles
  • Sashes slide effortlessly and smoothly 
  • Reduce heat loss
  • Reduce noise
  • Reduce ingress of dirt and fumes

Aesthetics

Georgian and Victorian windows are objects of beauty in their own right, having already lasted for more than 100 years, with a little 'tender loving care' they can be expected to last yet another 100 years.

To retain the character of a building restoration is always preferable to replacement. 

Cost

Except in extreme circumstances, restoration is far more economical than replacement

Environment

Studies show that UPVC windows are replaced every 10 -15 years. This impacts the environment on a number of levels: UPVC is made from a cocktail of chemicals that pollute during the manufacturing process and polllute when they are discarded in landfill sites.

UPVC double glazing is often sold on the benefits of saving energy, but the truth of the matter is that the pay back period is often up to 90 years - way beyond their expected life span. 

Cutting from the Daily Telegraph dated Saturday 7th April 2007

Telegraph cutting

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