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Double glazing in listed buildings can be a very sensitive and contentious issue. When a building is listed the planning authorities will require that the original windows be kept. This is because under the listed buildings regulations any imperfections are classed as part of the character of the building. This also applies to glass windows and panels of glass used in doors, any ripples or bubbles indicate that the glass was hand-blown and as such the uniqueness of the glass needs to be retained. This is just one example of why double glazing in listed buildings may be refused.
Making sensitive improvements in listed buildings is essential and the least obtrusive options will be needed if the repairs or replacements are going to adhere to the planning regulations. There are other double glazing in listed buildings solutions to be considered. The possibilities of secondary double glazing may be a solution along with a double glazed windows which have been specifically designed to be as unobtrusive as possible as well as keeping with the double glazing in listed buildings guidelines and requirements.
Before you make any alterations, adjustments or start removing windows in listed buildings you should ask questions regarding alternatives and sensitive replacements. Out team of consultants will be able to offer you no obligation quotes from suppliers and installers who will understand the complexities of double glazing in listed buildings. Simply complete our contact form and we’ll do all we can to find a solution for you.