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Good to see it has a loft! must be something to do with the roof :rolleyes:

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It's obvious , the EA is so rushed off his feet due to the booming property market he has to fit in an amount of photo sessions after dark.

House prices to double within 3 years is my guess , get back into the booming property market while you still can or be priced out forever!

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Somthing not quite right with that front door, what are some people thinking when getting upvc merchants to shove something like that in this style of property.

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Somthing not quite right with that front door, what are some people thinking when getting upvc merchants to shove something like that in this style of property.

....lots of people do it, rip out perfectly good windows and doors that only may need a bit of TLC rub down and a paint....not long ago I saw them taking perfectly good, lovely sash windows out of a period property and chuck them in a skip, walking down the road later the house looked sad and odd next to the neighbours.....I know why people do it, to save on energy costs and maintenance, but I bet the new plastic stuff will never last as long as the original cared for windows and doors. ;)

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....lots of people do it, rip out perfectly good windows and doors that only may need a bit of TLC rub down and a paint....not long ago I saw them taking perfectly good, lovely sash windows out of a period property and chuck them in a skip, walking down the road later the house looked sad and odd next to the neighbours.....I know why people do it, to save on energy costs and maintenance, but I bet the new plastic stuff will never last as long as the original cared for windows and doors. ;)

I prefer Conservation Areas for that very reason.

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....lots of people do it, rip out perfectly good windows and doors that only may need a bit of TLC rub down and a paint....not long ago I saw them taking perfectly good, lovely sash windows out of a period property and chuck them in a skip, walking down the road later the house looked sad and odd next to the neighbours.....I know why people do it, to save on energy costs and maintenance, but I bet the new plastic stuff will never last as long as the original cared for windows and doors. ;)

+1

The windows in my folks home are over 150years old, the door is even older.

We have bought a house recently and the PVC windows are shot to pieces. I'll be replacing them with wooden ones soon. If anyone knows of a good British manufacturer feel free to PM me (foreign firms also if none others are known) :D

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....lots of people do it, rip out perfectly good windows and doors that only may need a bit of TLC rub down and a paint....not long ago I saw them taking perfectly good, lovely sash windows out of a period property and chuck them in a skip, walking down the road later the house looked sad and odd next to the neighbours.....I know why people do it, to save on energy costs and maintenance, but I bet the new plastic stuff will never last as long as the original cared for windows and doors. ;)

Although I hate the look of a lot of them, I do understand why people have them. Our house is only about 50 years old but has large Georgian style sash windows with fiddling little Georgian panes. They look all very nice but 2 years ago it took me 2 whole days to paint (properly, prep. and 2 coats, taking off all the catches etc. ) just the inside of one large bedroom window. They really need doing every 3 years max, and around here it costs a fortune to get anyone to do it properly, i.e. so that it doesn't start peeling off a year later. We paid a bomb to have the outside done properly just a few years ago and now it all needs doing again.

Some of our neighbours have put in replacement sashes from a co. that does UPVC woodgrain replicas of period windows, with all the architectural features, pane divisions on the outside etc. . Obviously more expensive than bog-standard, but you have to get up really close to see that they're not the real thing - I honestly thought they were wood until they told me. I don't suppose they'll last 150 years, but I guess most people are more bothered about the next 20 or 30.

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Although I hate the look of a lot of them, I do understand why people have them. Our house is only about 50 years old but has large Georgian style sash windows with fiddling little Georgian panes. They look all very nice but 2 years ago it took me 2 whole days to paint (properly, prep. and 2 coats, taking off all the catches etc. ) just the inside of one large bedroom window. They really need doing every 3 years max, and around here it costs a fortune to get anyone to do it properly, i.e. so that it doesn't start peeling off a year later. We paid a bomb to have the outside done properly just a few years ago and now it all needs doing again.

Some of our neighbours have put in replacement sashes from a co. that does UPVC woodgrain replicas of period windows, with all the architectural features, pane divisions on the outside etc. . Obviously more expensive than bog-standard, but you have to get up really close to see that they're not the real thing - I honestly thought they were wood until they told me. I don't suppose they'll last 150 years, but I guess most people are more bothered about the next 20 or 30.

....I agree with you some of the replicas are very good, some of them are even double glazed, they slide nicely and keep the drafts out...Like you say they are an expensive outlay, given the choice I would still opt for the real thing but would avoid the small paneled panes or leaded lights only because I feel it hinders the light somewhat, the less there is to paint the better in my view.....fitting new cords to the weights with the mouse is also something that has to be considered, all this requires the specialists if you can't or not prepared to DIY. ;)

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....I agree with you some of the replicas are very good, some of them are even double glazed, they slide nicely and keep the drafts out...Like you say they are an expensive outlay, given the choice I would still opt for the real thing but would avoid the small paneled panes or leaded lights only because I feel it hinders the light somewhat, the less there is to paint the better in my view.....fitting new cords to the weights with the mouse is also something that has to be considered, all this requires the specialists if you can't or not prepared to DIY. ;)

You're right about small panes reducing light, but if you've got mini-panes to start with you have to keep them or it looks all wrong.

In fact the 'good' replica windows seem to have smaller PVC sections than a lot of the bog-standard. Some of the bog-standard around here have such big plastic sections their light must be reduced at least 25%. Horrible.

A neighbour who spent a fortune on a big extension has put in the most awful plastic windows - and a plastic front door as well.

But 2 flash Mercs on the drive - I'll never understand some people.

Another thing about some of the bog-standard windows (replacing sashes) , only the top half opens, pushing outwards. Nobody except the incredibly skinny and agile would ever be able to get out in case of fire - I can't understand how they're legal in upstairs windows.

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Another thing about some of the bog-standard windows (replacing sashes) , only the top half opens, pushing outwards. Nobody except the incredibly skinny and agile would ever be able to get out in case of fire - I can't understand how they're legal in upstairs windows.

I agree entirely, a cheap look alike that not only could be dangerous, but pretends to be the real thing when it is obviously not....there is nothing like a real sash, so versatile and such a great design. ;)

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I agree entirely, a cheap look alike that not only could be dangerous, but pretends to be the real thing when it is obviously not....there is nothing like a real sash, so versatile and such a great design. ;)

+1.

Also wood is a better thermal insulator than PVC.

In my opinion, the UK has be blighted by PVC and aluminium framed windows. The "cheap" lookalikes for period sash and art deco windows are ridiculous.

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