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Help me find replacement windows.
Submitted by Huntwriter on 29 February 2012 - 1:07pm
I would like to replace the uPVC windows on my 1806 house, pictured right. Could you suggest any period pattern books or photos of possible models of casement design to complement early 19th century sashes?
- Charles Le Brun, by email
Roger Hunt replies: I suggest you contact Charles Brooking. He has been rescuing windows and other architectural features since 1966 and the Brooking Collection (01483 274203; thebrookingcollection.com) is the only national collection of its kind in the UK. Charles offers a consultancy service with a scale of fees. You can also look at similar houses in your area as they might still have their original windows. Local history centres often have old photos – you may even find one of your house. The building conservation officer at the planning department is another source of local knowledge and bear in mind that, if you live in a listed building or in a conservation area, you may need consent to replace windows even though the current ones are inappropriate. Find out more about building regulations for doors and windows at planningportal.gov.uk.