Listed buildings can be both a blessing and a curse for many homeowners. On one hand, listed buildings are usually full of character with beautiful features such as stained glass windows. On the other, they are often poorly insulated due to original single glazed windows that offer reduced energy efficiency.
This is why double glazing for listed buildings known as conservation grade double glazing is so beneficial. It can provide heat insulation and security, while also maintaining the heritage of a listed building. Read on to find out how a window restoration service like Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists can improve any listed building.
Problems that can occur with listed buildings
Owning a listed building means you often get fantastic architecture and beautiful windows throughout your home; this does however come with some drawbacks. The original glass is often only a few millimetres thick. That is about a tenth of the thickness of a standard double-glazed window. This makes heating and maintaining the temperature in your home, particularly in winter, very expensive. Conservation double glazing for listed buildings uses a slim line glazing technique to provide extra insulation.
Another drawback is that any major changes to a listed building must be carefully considered and approved. They often require planning permission and a certain materials to be used to maintain the original design of the
house. Without double glazed leaded windows, homeowners can often find that the original windowpanes can become discoloured or warped. This kind of window restoration can be expensive and difficult to maintain.
Advantages of Conservation Grade Double Glazing
Conservation grade double glazing works by emulating the appearance of traditional single glazed windows and leaded windows. They are fitted to the original window frames, leaving the original framework intact. This carefully designed double glazing for listed buildings helps to maintain the heritage and aesthetic of the building, while also providing several other benefits.
As we have previously mentioned, double glazed leaded windows improve the energy efficiency of listed buildings, making your home kinder to the environment. They are also much safer and harder to break than the original glass panes. Conservation grade double glazing can even improve noise reduction, something which is especially important for any houses located on or near busy roads. Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists can return your windows to their original aesthetic while making your home warmer, safer and quieter.
If you are looking for a window restoration service or double glazing for listed buildings to further preserve a building, contact Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists. We have over 25 years of experience and are experts at improving listed buildings with conservation grade double glazing. For more information about the benefits of double-glazed lead windows in listed buildings, call us on 01202 882208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to one of our specialists.