Monday, 6 September 2010
Back to work
Work started again this week on the gate lodge, with new windows being the first on an ever lengthening to do list. The new windows whilst faithfully copying the originals( badly rotted) are double glazed which should help reduce both heat loss and the amount of noise from passing traffic. I can never quite figure out why people buy plastic windows when with a bit of effort wooden windows can be procured and with a little attention will outlast the supposedly long life plastic alternatives. The original windows here had survived 150 years and if they had been not so neglected would probably have been good for at least another 50. If upvc windows are so great why do builders merchants sell upvc paint and frame restorer?...maintenance free? I think not.