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    • AdeD75
    • By AdeD75 25th Jan 17, 3:36 PM
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    UPVC Sash Windows
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    • 25th Jan 17, 3:36 PM
    UPVC Sash Windows 25th Jan 17 at 3:36 PM
    Hello,

    I am considering replacing my drafty, warped sash windows with UPVC. I live in a Victorian semi in a conservation area - while I would love to replace with hardwood, the costs are prohibitive. Also, both windows are awkward to access from the outside, making maintenance challenging.

    So, while I am erring towards UPVC (with a white woodgrain effect), I am looking for something that is as close as possible to the original. I understand and appreciate that whatever new frame I opt for will be chunkier than the existing, which carries only a single pane of glass. I have been looking at Masterframe's Classic range, which I've been quoted for with a local fitter. This isn't the slimmest unit - can anyone recommend any alternatives that might provide a sleeker look without totally blowing the budget? For reference, I have been quoted around 2500 for replacement of 2 sash windows (each of which is c1.5x1.5m) and 1 casement window - so around 1100 for each of the sashes.

    Many thanks in advance!

    Adrian
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    • leveller2911
    • By leveller2911 25th Jan 17, 7:31 PM
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    • 25th Jan 17, 7:31 PM
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    • 25th Jan 17, 7:31 PM
    Have you checked with the Conservation Officer that Upvc is allowed?.
    • jimbo_the_jetset
    • By jimbo_the_jetset 26th Jan 17, 9:29 AM
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    • 26th Jan 17, 9:29 AM
    Have you asked any specialist 'local' sash repairers if they are salvageable? We had all of our draught proofed which involved planing straight, fitting brushes and new beads.

    Personally, I would avoid national outfits.
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 26th Jan 17, 9:36 AM
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    • 26th Jan 17, 9:36 AM
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    • 26th Jan 17, 9:36 AM
    Have you asked any specialist 'local' sash repairers if they are salvageable? We had all of our draught proofed which involved planing straight, fitting brushes and new beads.

    Personally, I would avoid national outfits.
    Originally posted by jimbo_the_jetset
    This ^ although I would be asking if they can fit double glazing in them as well.
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    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 26th Jan 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 26th Jan 17, 9:38 AM
    I agree that repair if possible, or failing that, a good quality wooden secondary glazing if there is enough windowsill. I doubt the CO will allow UPVC
    • sashman
    • By sashman 17th Mar 17, 6:11 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 6:11 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 6:11 PM
    I agree that repair if possible, or failing that, a good quality wooden secondary glazing if there is enough windowsill. I doubt the CO will allow UPVC
    Originally posted by maisie cat

    Being in a CA doesn't matter, most homeowners have Permitted Development Rights, (even in CA areas) if you have PDR's then new regulations NPPF says you are free to change windows of "similar appearance" it doesn't matter what the material is.
    Buying quality goods which last, should be an investment that saves money.
    Buying cheap products which fail, wastes money and costs twice as much in the long run.



    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 17th Mar 17, 6:43 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 6:43 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 6:43 PM
    Being in a CA doesn't matter, most homeowners have Permitted Development Rights, (even in CA areas) if you have PDR's then new regulations NPPF says you are free to change windows of "similar appearance" it doesn't matter what the material is.
    Originally posted by sashman
    Would you link to the paragraph in the NPPF?

    Homeowners in conservation areas either have restricted permitted development rights or PD rights removed altogether.

    The NPPF can only replace local planning legislation where the local authority does not have a current local plan in place. New local plans should reflect the NPPF but LAs will have their own ideas and will resist to the point of people having to go to appeal to thrash it out.

    The NPPF doesn't deal with permitted development rights anyway. It's a 54? page document mainly about new development for the entire country, designed to be brief. I'll reserve judgement until you show me the paragraph about replacement windows in conservation areas, but I don't think what you're saying is based much in fact.
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