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Window Cleaner fell cleaning sash windows

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A window cleaner fell cleaning sash windows in Noel Road Islington according to reports in the Islington Gazette David Bluring,  who was 58 was cleaning the wooden sash windows last October and tragically died of severe head injuries. Police reported no signs … Continue reading

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Llandudno butcher now refused permission to change his sash windows

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Further to our earlier blogs on this subject it seems the council have refused a butcher permission to replace his windows in Llandudno. According to reports in South Wales Guardian, Hugh Evans, of Rhosmaen Street wanted to replace his sash … Continue reading

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New website sashwindows.com

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Ever wondered why sash windows remain so popular, what makes them so efficient for ventilation or why they look right in beautiful homes because of the Palladio Theory? Well we found this factual little site which attempts to answer some … Continue reading

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Increase in sash window burglaries

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According to reports in West London Today, the Police in Hammersmith and Fulham are warning residents of the growing spate of sash window burglaries, especially the SW6 area. A police spokesperson said that burglaries offences are falling in this area … Continue reading

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Essex terraced house gets “superhome” status

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The Ashden Sustainable Energy Academy (now known as Ashden) recently assessed a 100-year old terraced house in Essex, and the owner has changed it from a dark and dingy inefficient Victorian property, into delightful open-plan home with a very low carbon footprint.

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Conservation and the Hertitage Lottery

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John Roper the editor of Fabricator and Installer Magazine,  recently requested sash window fabricator Masterframe, to write a short article, outlining the pitfalls and opportunities that exist. Sash windows are no longer the niche they once were, today there are dozens of window fabricators … Continue reading

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Empire State Building reduces heat loss re-using glass.

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Imagine the heat loss if you have 6,514 windows, over 110 floors in a 1930’s building! Well thanks to a contributor from the USA, we were pointed towards a company, Serious Windows, that has recently finished a project that saw glass being … Continue reading

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Grade I listed property gets new double glazing.

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According to the This is Bath, a local Grade I Listed property is set to get new double glazing. The St John’s Hospital charity reckons its city centre almshouses will be among the first grade one historic listed buildings in England … Continue reading

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Which windows provide the best ventilation?

Ventilation is part of the building regulations. New build requires opening lights to be 1/20th of the floor area, its an approximate figure to provide 4 air changes per hour. Replacement windows are required to provide the same air changes … Continue reading

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Replacement Windows – get good ventilation

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All replacement windows need to comply with certain regulations, since October 1st 2010 they must comply with lower (more energy efficient) u values of 1.6 or have at least a band C energy rating from an accredited body. They must have … Continue reading

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