|Posted on Wednesday, 30 March, 2005 - 09:16 am: |
Hi all - can anyone point me the right direction of who to ask regarding the types of windows I can fit in my flat in Manor Mount? I have wooden sashes at them moment that are chipped and cracked. Some of my neighbours have double glazed, but I thought it was a conservation area and I had to stick to the original type of windows? I hope not as I've just been quoted £1400-£1700 PER WINDOW!!! Any way, anyone know who to ask? Thanks!
|Posted on Wednesday, 30 March, 2005 - 09:47 am: |
Planning/Building Regs department at the council should be able to tell you
|Posted on Wednesday, 30 March, 2005 - 11:37 am: |
Yes, there are some truly hideous uPVC windows on Manor Mount and when I can be bothered I will be writing to the Planning dept listing them out and asking whether they had the relevant consents.
New sashes are expensive I'm afraid...but unless they've really been neglected then they were often well enough made that they can be repaired / restored which should be more economic and your first option.
|Posted on Wednesday, 30 March, 2005 - 12:11 pm: |
I would urge you to stick to wood if you can - possibly refurbising the original. But noting now many people have put in uPVC in our area suggests not a lot of people agree with me, even if those trendy house programmes all suggest they add to the value. Box Sash Willy on the Malham Road industrial estate has been around for along time and may be able to advise - not that I can recommend them of course, and they weren't helpful to me and our 30's casement windows.
Period House Restorations will also give friendly advice, and advertise as restoring windows, Eamonn or Paul on 8699 8898, again this is not a recommendation of their work but it sounds like a good source!
There are also companies that can draft proof, or add secondary glazing to box sashes, although I think a bit of draft adds to the authenticity and helps venitilate the house. Living South, as well known for delivering to UDB, may help.
|Posted on Wednesday, 30 March, 2005 - 12:13 pm: |
No I am not hiltop before anyone asks
|Posted on Wednesday, 30 March, 2005 - 12:34 pm: |
No I am not hiltop before anyone asks
|Posted on Wednesday, 30 March, 2005 - 02:24 pm: |
Lewisham is active on the energy conservation front, and has just won Beacon Council status. Last year, the Council gave advice to 18,000 homes in the borough on sustainable warmth.
In the first place, contact Richard Hurford - 8314 6415.
He may be able to advise some options, including various suppliers who may be able to repair and rehang.
|Posted on Thursday, 31 March, 2005 - 01:39 pm: |
It's useful for Councillorís to chip in but disappointed that they have not answered some of my questions on this site and that I sent direct. At least I knew Jim Dowd was on the fence with regards to the proposed Crystal Palace top site development - I never heard from my local councillors. If I was a cynical man then I could think that this is all about creating a good impression rather than actually changing things (how unfair I hear you all say) And I certainly was unaware of the advice on sustainable warmth, although assume this was advice rather than money.
So if this is a useful forum to hear from you should a separate page be set up for this or is there a more appropriate place already? My starting question is whether Lewisham will be jumping on the Jamie Oliver bandwagon. My personal views are it may have taken the government twenty years to start reversing policies but it took our favourite geezer a number of years as celebrity chef to start publicising this. And I thought that most parents paid for school dinners, those who were nutritionally aware giving them packed lunches unless they had already been sent to a posh school. And all this business about nannying - thought this lot were about free choice taking forward the Tories policies on letting the market decide (or you could say dictate)
And if Jamie is so bothered about bad school food what about the bad generic pub food we get in many hostelries across most of the country (apart from my local that does no food whatsoever).
Hooray, BaggyDave is back on his soap box. Will anybody be bothered to answer?
Back to my pond, why is everything dying?
|Posted on Thursday, 31 March, 2005 - 02:15 pm: |
Jamie Oliver - I used to despise the fat tongued one, but I must admit to being impressed by the whole school dinners thing. What really is sad is that nothing happened before, which shows that neither parents or politicians or schools really cared that much. The most revealing aspect for me was the observation that children concentrate and behave better having eaten proper food, so all those who moan about anti-social behaviour, make this your campaign of choice.
As for sash windows, I live at the bottom of Perry Vale and my sash are falling to pieces. I was going to put plastic fantastics in, but changed my mind. Now I'm saving up for double glazed sash! Hopefully my lovely soft timber will last another summer.
|Posted on Thursday, 31 March, 2005 - 04:51 pm: |
sustainable warmth may well be advice but also may be the governmental help offered to those who qualify with regards to cavity walling and roof insulation. My parents and sister have both just got reduced rates for getting cavity insulation. Parents pay just £300 for a 6 bedroom house as they are over 60 and retired.