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UPVC Windows for Conservation Areas

by Francesca Coleman Carr

UPVC windows in conservation area

At Sash Windows London Ltd, we understand that finding windows that not only conform to your property’s heritage demands but are also durable and aesthetically-pleasing can be difficult. That’s where our team of experienced window specialists can help. With over 25 years’ experience in sash window installation and restoration, we have transformed the appearance of hundreds of heritage and conservation sites across the UK.

We take time to learn about the history of your building to ensure that the windows we design (all are made bespoke) fit the conservation requirements. All designs are created using a combination of traditional heritage design and modern technology to ensure a long-lasting and durable sash window.

For more information on how we can transform your heritage property, please contact our friendly team today, view our contact form or by calling the number above.

Alternatively, read on to find out more about UPVC window installation in conservation areas.

Understanding the Requirements of Conservation Areas in the UK

Currently, in the UK, there is estimated to be over 8,000 conservation areas. These areas hold historic or environmental significance and are protected by law. This also means that they are forbidden to go under structural changes that do not adhere to its original and traditional characteristics.

That’s where we come in. Our team is able to create bespoke UPVC sash windows that meet all conservation property requirements and at the same time, use modern technology to ensure lasting durability and aesthetics. Through us, there is no need for you to get in touch with your local building council, we can do that for you.

We replace heritage windows with immense care

We understand the importance of maintaining the originality of all heritage and conservation areas, and you can rest assured that we will replace your old windows with quality, long-lasting UPVC windows.

When replacing windows in a conservation area you must do so with immense care. You should begin by getting in contact with your Local Planning Authority and Building Control Service to advise them of your plans.

Waiting for permission

In some cases, it can take weeks or even months to have planning permission approved for your conservation area. Please bear this in mind when contacting our team. Planning in advance is preferred to ensure you’re not let down, especially if the property in question is in need of immediate repair.

Planning Your UPVC Window Restoration

Careful planning is required when installing new UPVC windows for your conservation property. You may find that some policies will reject your notion for new windows, but this is something we can help with.

Through us, we will ensure that the building in question is installed with new UPVC windows that fit perfectly with the period of the property without jeopardising its charm, heritage and character.

We take every minor detail into account, including:

  • Joint construction
  • Opening mechanisms
  • Frame materials
  • The position of the sash window within its opening
  • The dimensions and proportions of the sashes (to ensure a flush fit)
  • Glazing bars and rail thicknesses

Our PVCU Windows for Conservation Areas

Below are the options we provide for conservation and historically-protected buildings in the UK.

PVCU Sliding Sash Windows

Each UPVC sliding sash is designed with all traditional detailing to ensure it matches with the property’s historical requirements. Our PVCU windows come with deep bottom rails, slim sashes and you can even opt to include a Georgian bar if the property allows it. Additionally, all PVCU are created to mimic the slim lines and intricate detailing of timber windows.

Additional design features include:

  • A deep bottom rail
  • Simulated putty lines
  • Sculpted glazing beads
  • Georgian bars
  • Classic style brass catches
  • Optional decorative horns

PVCU Flush Fit Casement

For conservation areas that require an identical putty line externally but harbour stunning detailing internally, our flush fit casement windows provide the solution. All designs come with the traditional weather rail and Georgian bars to pay homage to the history of the building.

We can also provide intricate replicases of butt hinges, peg stats and monkey tail handles.

Purchase Your Sliding Sash Windows Today

We make purchasing, designing and installing PVCU sash windows in conservation areas easy. Through us, we can help restore your heritage and/or conservation area to its former appearance,w without tarnishing its roots.

Contact our team today to restore your heritage property.

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