A double glazing ban on A and B listed buildings in Edinburgh looks set to be lifted. 

The ban was put in place to make sure that the historic fabric of the buildings was kept. But now that ban has been overturned, surely due to common sense prevailing.

They aren’t going mad here. This isn’t paving the way for PVCu frames and 28mm sealed units. The stipulation is that slim double glazed units are to be used, probably with timber frames, not PVCu and aluminium. But, this means that historic older buildings will now be able to benefit from reduced heating bills. This could help the owners of the buildings to claw back the cost of the installation through lower fuel bills.

Hopefully this may pave the way for other councils to re-think their laws on windows in listed buildings.