Secondary glazing for period buildings in the Wirral

The Wirral, is a peninsula in North West England. The roughly rectangular peninsula is about 15 miles (24 km) long and 7 miles (11 km) wide and is bounded by the River Dee to the west that forms a boundary with Wales, the River Mersey to the east, and the Irish Sea to the north. Many of The Wirral’s period buildings still remain to this day, and many of the original windows still survive.

This is wonderful for the aesthetics of The Wirral 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 The Wirral.

Options for your period windows if you are a property owner in Wirral

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 Wirral 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 Wirral 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 Wirral 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 Wirral planning authority as we would not be changing the overall appearance of your sliding sash windows.


Maintain the character of your home

Improve thermal performance

Quality products installed to the highest standards

More affordable than replacing your windows

Approved for use in conservation areas


Areas We Cover

Altrincham, Bebbington, Birkenhead, Bromborough, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, Chester, Church Stretton, Denbighshire, Denbigh, Ellesmere Port, Flintshire, Helsby, Holmes Chapel, Knowsley, Knutsford, Liverpool, Llandudno, Lymm, Merseyside, Nantwich, Northwich, Oswestry, Prenton, Prescot, Rainhill, Rhyl, Runcorn, Sale, Shawbury, Tattenhall, Wallasey, North Wales, Warrington, Weaverham, West Kirby, Whitchurch, Widnes, Winsford,Wirral, Wrexham.

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