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It is encouraging to see the occasional positive development in period window restoration and manufacture, especially when it occurs on the northside of Dublin.

Two cases in point are recent restoration jobs on late Georgian buildings on Upper Gardiner Street and Marlborough Street respectively.

On Upper Gardiner Street, this charming little yellow brick house has been injected with a new lease of life with impeccably detailed Georgian windows – such a rarity in the area.

It is difficult to know if they are reproduction or just vigorously restored, but if the latter, they were certainly stripped right back. I suspect they are reproduction though.

Exceptional detailing.

If there is sadly one fault that lets the entire job down, it is the use of nasty proprietary plastic parting beads. A real shame.

The original beading on the adjacent house, which retains original window fabric in its entirety. The above profile was well matched, but ultimately the plastic won’t last, and as highlighted before here, will probably split the frame.

Beautiful glass next door too. So incredibly rare you encounter original windows in any of these smaller houses on the northside in gorgeous decaying grandeur.

Original versus restored.

If we could just get rid of the new dish now, we’d be getting somewhere.

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