wooden windows been taken over by PVC

wooden windows been taken over by PVC

Postby miketv » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:51 pm

Its a pity to see the wooden windows about to/currently been replaced by PVC replicas which I consider very ugly. Its a shame. Its the shop building by Holles St and Hogan Place.
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Re: wooden windows been taken over by PVC

Postby StephenC » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:21 pm

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Re: wooden windows been taken over by PVC

Postby gunter » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:04 pm

Interesting conundrum, what do you do when your local 1980s pastiche corner block faced in two-tone stretcher-bond brick has it's reproduction 19th century, sliding sash, timber windows ripped out and the most plastic of white PVC top-hung replacement windows put in instead?

You thank God you're not an enforcement officer working for the council
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Re: wooden windows been taken over by PVC

Postby GrahamH » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:51 am

This is an issue that is gaining momentum now across the city. Already a number of the Zoe Georgians on the quays, including the better ones forming the setting of the Ha'penny Bridge, are having their 15-20 year old timber sashes replaced with plastic.

Most troublesome of all is Mountjoy Square. Remarkably, a third of the city's most perfect Georgian square can lose its sash windows to plastic tomorrow morning and there's absolutely nothing DCC can do about it. ACA status is urgently required for this area (and the quays) to protect the integrity of non-protected reproduction buildings and their streetscapes, notwithstanding the obvious merits of such protection for myriad other reasons.

miketv's case is a real shame - an increasingly common scene in the city now.

(yes, maybe this could be merged with the PVC thread)
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Re: wooden windows been taken over by PVC

Postby gunter » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:31 am

That 'the development be carried out in compliance with the drawings and specifications submitted as part of the planning application' [i.e. including the reproduction timber sliding sash windows] will doubtless have been a condition of the Grant of Planning Permission.

There is an argument that changing the windows subsequently for a specification that would not have originally got planning approval is itself a breach of planning permission, whether or not the building is located in an ACA.

Would be worth firing off a letter . . . give someone a headache to deal with . . . make a new friend :)
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Re: wooden windows been taken over by PVC

Postby kefu » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:25 pm

The other real shame about it is that the price of replacing with high-quality timber windows is significantly lower than what it would have been even ten years ago.
I'm currently involved in renovating a house and the quote we got from the joinery for quite a big job, and an extension, was substantially less than what I expected.
Suffice it to say, it was only twice the price I paid for replacing the windows and doors of a small two-bed cottage ten years ago.
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Re: wooden windows been taken over by PVC

Postby wearnicehats » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:21 pm

miketv wrote:Its a pity to see the wooden windows about to/currently been replaced by PVC replicas which I consider very ugly. Its a shame. Its the shop building by Holles St and Hogan Place.


I'm surprised you can even notice the windows through the tears induced by projectile vomiting just looking at that "shop"
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Re: wooden windows been taken over by PVC

Postby miketv » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:32 pm

wearnicehats wrote:I'm surprised you can even notice the windows through the tears induced by projectile vomiting just looking at that "shop"

Yep, It could be also entered in the shopfront race to the bottom i suppose ;)
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