Listed Building Consent
If you own a building which is listed, usually grade II, then it is vital that you seek consent before making any changes to the windows, we have been called in to look at a lovely property which the customer did not realise was listed it is on a fairly ordinary street but the customer had replaced the old windows and put in PVC double glazed units, now the Council are insisting that these windows are removed and replaced with a like for like with the old original wooden windows all at the customers expense!
This is obviously a skilled carpenters job because we have had to take photographs of the windows in adjacent buildings and construct exact replicas to replace the plastic ones.
So it really is essential to check before using PVC windows to replace wooden ones. Its also essential that a good craftsman like Adam is brought in to do such work.
But, on the posative side the wooden windows will look wonderful and be worth the effort.