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I have three remaining windows in my 1903 house that are still original Sash.
All of the others have been replaced with UPVC over the years.
What sort of cost am i looking at to replace them with UPVC windows. Two bedrooms and a bathroom.
im not to bothered about keeping the originals as they are cold and personally saving energy and heat is more important as all of the others have been replaced.
is there a trade in for old sash windows?
The three windows are at the back.
If i had the windows repaired would they keep the heat in just as well as modern UPVC?
Hi there i am gonig to repair them now as they are lovely looking just need some TLC.
I did not remove the others they were removed before i moved into the house.
Thanks for your reply
Your rear sash windows believe it or not are probably the best windows ever made and I have no doubt if you have them properly repaired then you won't have any problem with loss of heat etc.
And sash windows do attract house buyers and do help sell your property if original.Nostalgia !!
It's a shame you removed the others as it would of probably been cheaper to repair them and use the rest of money to insulate throughout.
All the best
Answered 1st Dec 2011
Why do people think upvc is so great...it's plastic, cheap rubbish that's marketed very effectively.
I'll be glad when people go off of it. Your house is 108 years old...and has probably lost more value by putting upvc windows in, than you'll ever save in heating and energy.
You could probably get double glazed timber sahes made for your original windows, which would work just as well.
Trade in your windows, try a reclaimation yard...old stuff is expensive to buy.
I'm pleased you like them, hope they come up lovely.
Answered 2nd Dec 2011