Re: casino/sunray avenue double glazing - council insisting on wood
Posted by malumbu
January 12, 11:14PM
PVC doesn't have an infinite shelf life, can deteriorate, can be fitted poorly.
Wood ditto, but if you go the the right place it will last a long time, with limited maintenance. We had a hard wood window made by Oak Joinery in Lee. Installed it myself and painted it once eight years ago. It's brilliantly engineered and has seals in-built so close nice and tight.
My other replacement windows by were some geezers in Kent, they rot, and shed paint.
Do PM me if you want the recommendation. It will cost (the windows not me), but seriously it will enhance the house, and only need repainting every ten years or longer. Wood is pretty insulating too - you can get thin unit double glazing that makes it look original or the standard stuff if you are not in a conservation area. And it wont look naff. So people like me will pay more for your home.
Admired the estate for years.