Re: Re: Irish say no to PVC windows
A typical sight in Irish country towns below, living heritage destroyed and a new idealised version generated with happy clappy paint and window boxes:
Heritageism gone mad in what is Mitchelstown I think â€“ the render stripped from the faÃ§ade to reveal a never meant-to-be-exposed crude rubble wall, and sashes removed 😡
A lovely Picturesque-gothic building wrecked with PVC frames in Bantry â€“ I saw much worse in other gothic houses where priceless 1830s gothic timber frames have been removed in favour of plastic.
A fine distinguished building possibly in Kenmare has also got the treatment:
The (otherwise) delightful tiny little village of Durrus in west Cork:
â€¦is there anything worse than top-hung casements in older buildings?
The lovely little town of Dunmanway has a fairly decent amount of sashes surviving, but a heck of a lot of this too:
But much of this pales into insignificance when one sees the state of the so-called heritage town of Cobh. Its distinctive Victorian charm has been ravaged by replacement frames, hereâ€™s its landmark hotel:
And a lovely round-ended terrace showing a before/after-like scenario:
Didnâ€™t have the time or will to capture half of the devastating damage done to this important town.