Windows and doors

Windows and doors

Windows and doors that are original or of historic interest make a major contribution to the character of traditional houses. They should not generally be altered in their proportions or details as they are conspicuous elements of the design.

 

Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings - Draught-proofing windows and doors

Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings

Draught-proofing windows and doors

This guidance provides advice on the principles, risks, materials and methods for improving the thermal performance of existing windows and doors by draught-proofing. Draught-proofing is one of the most cost effective and least intrusive ways of improving the comfort of occupants and reducing energy used for heating with little or no change in an building’s appearance.

 

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