Secondary glazing for wooden windows in Chester
Chester is a beautiful city in Cheshire northern England and has a wonderful varied history, it was occupied for many centauries by the roman empire and much of their workmanship can still be seen in Chester today. Much of Chester is still littered with historic buildings, many of them with period wooden windows usually sliding sash windows or casement windows.
This is wonderful for the aesthetics of Chester and preserves its heritage for generations to come, but can also limit the options for all the property owners in the areas with sliding sash windows or period casement windows as the regulations are quite strict on altering the appearance of any period wooden windows in Chester.
Options for your period windows if you are a property owner in Chester
So, what are your options to maximize the thermal performance of your period windows and reduce external noise pollution. Kensington’s can give you several options to meet your specific requirements depending on your budget and what desired effect is you want to achieve, firstly you could draught proof them this is the cheapest option and will both reduce noise and improve the thermal performance of the windows and is accepted by Chester planning authority without any planning approval needed.
Secondly you could fit secondary glazing to the inside of your period sash windows this will greatly improve the thermal performance and noise penetration through your windows, and you generally don’t need any approval from Chester planning authority because it is not usually visible for the outside of the building.
Your third option we could carry out would be to retro fit slim double glazing to your original sash or casement windows, slenderpane double-glazing would be retro fitted inside your original sashes and would look virtually indistinguishable from single glazing with the thermal performance of a brand-new window.
You will need planning approval from Chester planning authority if you live in a listed building (we do fit this product in listed buildings). If you are just in a conservation area you will not generally need approval from Chester planning authority as we would not be changing the overall appearance of your sliding sash windows.