Re: Re: Irish say no to PVC windows
I’m pretty sure the Capel Street windows were timber, but they do have a plastic moulding-ey look alright.
Buildings recorded by the NIAH in the early â€˜00s have since been PVCâ€™d. Here are just four examples Iâ€™ve noticed â€“ three of them because I worked on the survey in question (Kildare) and remember the buildings. God knows how many others there are from all around the country:
Newbridge, Co. Kildare, 2003
And the same building now.
Leixlip, Co. Kildare, 2003. The pictures of the NIAH’s buildings have been published at such a miniscule size that itâ€™s sometimes hard to even see what kind of windows are in the building, and there arenâ€™t always additional detail shots. But I remember that this building had fine early-19th century sashes.
And now with PVC.
Kilcock, Co. Kildare, 2003. Same problem here. If it wasnâ€™t for the window close-up in â€˜Additional Imagesâ€™ you would scarcely be able to tell that the building had had sashes when it was recorded, and the picture is not quite sharp either.
In any event itâ€™s been all plastic-ed up now. Yum, yum.
PVC-ing of old buildings in Irish towns seems to indicate that the building is going to be used rather than let rot, or even â€“ shock horror â€“ lived in by natives!