Secondary glazing for North Wales
North Wales covers a vast tract of land with many miles of beautiful coastline and has a long and varied history dating back to the stone age.
Today North wales is a mixture of coastal towns market towns, hamlets and villages with tens of thousands of properties that still have period windows sash windows and casement windows installed.
This is wonderful for the aesthetics of North Wales 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 North Wales.
Options for your period windows if you are a property owner in North Wales
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 North Wales 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 North Wales 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 North Wales 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 North Wales planning authority as we would not be changing the overall appearance of your sliding sash windows.