GrahamH wrote:A grand array of handsome sashes there brainscan. Good to see retention is on the cards!.
GrahamH wrote:On one last point, and based upon the above case, is it possible in most cases to double-glaze a typical single-pane sash window, or is it very much joint solidity and member size dependant? Say in a typical 1900 house where the original glass has long vanished? .
GrahamH wrote:It's issues such as these, which involve the retention of original fabric while offering a energy-saving solution, that aren't getting enough public airing.
GrahamH wrote:The use of specially treated high performance single-glazing which acts the same as double-glazing (and as featured on Grand Designs last week) doesn't seem to have caught on here. It's been available for years!
S.O.S. wrote:Can you get me the name of this glass
GrahamH wrote:Sorry S.O.S., forgot about this. Here is the website of the company featured on Grand Designs.
(try to muddle through the desperately written text)
Looking at their product, it's clear Kevin McCloud was incorrect in describing the glass as being single-glazed - it is in fact double-glazed. Nonetheless, it is still remarkably thin, at only 12mm for the slimmest of units. The perimeter seal is also only 5mm wide, meaning it is invisible when used with a standard 6-7mm rebate in a glazing bar. The type of spacing used also eliminates cold bridging at the edges, common with typical double-glazing. They claim their units can be used for most single-glazed applications.
Rusty Cogs wrote:While not loosing sleep as such I have to say I'm in a dilly of a pickle over the windows in my c.1900 2 up 2 down. The three 2/2 sash windows to the front have long since been replaced by PVC dross which has since warped and requires replacement. For sport I went into a uPVC joint in Fairview who gave me a rough quote of <â‚¬3k for three new uPVC sashes fitted. When I see figures of â‚¬1,700 per window quoted on this thread I just don't know how (in these financially challenging times) I can justify the >â‚¬5k spend. BTW, the road is now a mix of uPVC and new 1/1 wooden sash. Not an original 2/2 remains.
Does anyone know or can recommend sash window restoration/replacement company that will cover North County Dublin? We have three sash windows on our stone cottage (c. 1905), which need either restoring or replacing.
I am unsure how bad they have to be before they must be replaced?
Windows are 6 over 6, have no weights/pulley visible (must have been ripped out), and we can't open them.. due to years of over painting I should think. One pane is cracked but the rest look ok. There's some small amount of wood rotting at the bottom of one of the windows as far as I can see.. though difficult to tell how bad the windows are underneath all the paint. They still keep out the wind and rain though!.
Appreciate any advice. Thanks