Re: Re: Irish say no to PVC windows
Great thread – really informative.
I’ve just bought a property with sash windows which are in pretty poor shape. (2 over 2, with a slightly arched top.) I’d like to get them restored/conserved as well as possible. At the same time, they obviously need to be burglar proof, and ideally as energy-efficient as possible (at the moment, most of them are stuck open, and held together with masking tape!), while fitting in with conservation practice.
Would it be the consensus that double glazing just can’t be done well enough (narrow enough gap) to be suitable for old sash windows?
What about the Ventrolla system?
Or are there any other suitable techniques to be considered?
Also, can anyone recommend a joiner to do the restoration? I’ve looked up the building skills register on the Irish Georgian Society’s website, and there are several joiners listed for Dublin (below). Has anyone worked with any of them or can you recommend one?
Thanks for all advice.
Mr. John Bolger *
W. & J. BOLGER (Conservation) Ltd.
18 Ardee Street Dublin 8. 01 4530377. Fax 01 4540005.
Mr. Jonathan Guy Breen
20 Avoca Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. 01 2875858. 086 8697433. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Declan Connaughton
rere 5 Williams Park Rathmines Dublin 6. 01 4964396. 088 2739196. Fax 01 4967286
Mr. Eric Conroy*
The Wooden Window Company
142, Alpine Heights Clondalkin Dublin 24. 01 4570656/8728622. 087 440229
Mr. Karl Crowe*
Advance Joinery Services Ltd.
8A Henrietta Lane Dublin 1. 01 8722026. Fax 01 8722110. email@example.com
Mr. Ruary Kavanagh
16, Dargle Valley Marley Grange Rathfarnham Dublin 16. 01 – 4935 140
Mr. Philip Kennedy*
Unit 4., K.C.R. Industrial Estate, Ravensdale park Kimmage Dublin 12. 087 6816900. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Paul King*
142, Alpine Heights Clondalkin Dublin 22. 01 4570656
Mr. Paul Lawrence*
No. 2 May Cottages, (off Nelson Street), Dublin 7. 087 2458303. email@example.com
Mr. John Malone
911 Sarto Lawn, Sutton Co. Dublin. 085 7291939
Mr. Joe McNally*
Joe McNally Joinery Ltd.
Walshestown Lusk Co. Dublin. 01 8433022/259. Fax 01 8433367. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Dermot O’Rourke*
Unit 38a Baldoyle Industrial Estate Baldoyle Dublin 13. 01 8393274. Fax 01 8323466
Mr. Kevin Smith*
7 Manor Road Palmerstown Dublin 20. 01 6260538. Fax 01 6260538. 087 2431888