MAINTAINING AN HISTORIC BUILDING
I AM RELUCTANT TO REPLACE THE NICE OLD SASH WINDOWS OF MY HOUSE (EARLY 19TH C), BUT THEY ARE SO DRAUGHTY, RATTLE IN THE WIND AND LET THE STREET NOISE IN. THEY ARE STARTING TO GET A LITTLE TATTY DUE TO AGE, A COUPLE DO NOT SLIDE OR OPEN PROPERLY, BUT THEY GIVE THE HOUSE ITS CHARACTER. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO APART FROM REPLACE THEM WITH NEW DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS?
Please do not change your windows to new double glazed ones. No matter how well made the new ones will be they will not have the style and character you appear to like, and what's more you will be destroying part of the historic fabric of your house. This will be..