Imagine you’ve been called in to specify a set of replacement windows, but your customer’s house is located in a conservation area. Is it still possible to quote them for standard uPVC double glazing?
The lines are hazy. Sometimes it’s ok to install uPVC windows in heritage houses, many times it’s not. Here’s a guide to the legalities of upgrading windows in period properties.
Limitations And Considerations When Installing In Conservation Areas
Conservation areas protect the history and architecture of a period property by restricting the alterations that can be made. English Heritage says that windows in traditional houses “should not generally be altered in their proportions or details”, because they add to the character of the home.