Re: Re: Irish say no to PVC windows
Enough! Enough! 🙁
Yes that Aungier St building is particularly horrible – pass it regularly mourning the loss of early divided plate windows: relatively rare in commercial buildings.
The Athy ones are even worse as the thing about small towns and villages is that the damage is so much more apparent; PVC has an appalling impact on such intimate streets and small unassuming buildings that rely almost entirely on their fenestration for architectural coherence.
Some more muck in Dundalk.
Before on Park Street:
…and after next door:
A lovely little Dundalk Georgian ravaged by plastic:
And a few meteres up the road, a typical picture in many Irish towns – render stripped, iron rainwater goods replaced with plastic, PVC windows of course, synthetic slates on the roof, and twee country kitchen protective steel window guards, again probably in place of iron originals:
And this type of thing is by no means confined to small domestic structures – some of Dublin’s most prestigious heritage buildings are affected by nasty plastic secondary glazing, including Trinity’s West Front and the Royal College of Surgeons below: