We don't do timber windows in Ireland timmi
Figures released by the Irish Home Builders Association about this time last year stated that an extraordinary 80% of new homes in Ireland are fitted with PVC (and we're heading towards roughly 76,000 completions this year), while 90% of what is now a huge replacement industry is comprised of PVC.
Things are beginning to improve though, as increasingly housing estates are being built with timber frames, but the vast majority are still PVC dominated.
Isn't it frankly pathetic that we have to talk about timber windows today in terms of heritage and conservation - as if it's a thing of the past. Even your post there ctesiphon is dominated by it
But yes, in terms of older windows Neassa Roche's book
is really excellent, though a bit more detail on glass development in Ireland would be welcome - she was probably constrained for space, or maybe there's little material available.
In terms of older windows timmi, the Northern European sash completely dominates in Ireland, whereas in modern timber windows the Continental casement model is very common:
...along with (the nasty
) top-hinged window (PVC version here):
These were especially popular in timber in the 1960s and 1970s in Ireland, but have simply been replaced with PVC versions.