energy efficient period windows manchester

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards compliance and Listed Buildings

Many of the windows we refurbish, renovate or replace belong to listed buildings. Defined as property judged to be of significant importance in terms of architectural, cultural or historical interest, it can be very difficult to alter or make changes to listed buildings whilst still maintaining their existing appearance. This can cause owners of such […]

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Insulating heritage windows

Owners of period property can often find it difficult to enjoy all the original features of their home and keep it warm and energy efficient. Whether you have a Georgian property with traditional large panel sash windows, an early modern 1930’s home with casement windows, or anything in between, you’ll agree that the windows are […]

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Stockport sash windows attract television show…

It’s not every day we hear from a customer telling us their home has been chosen as a filming location for a new television drama! That’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago when we got a call from a customer who lives in the Davenport district of Stockport, just a few miles from […]

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Chorlton Green conservation area and its history

Chorlton village is a desirable area of Greater Manchester which sits just 20 minutes drive from the city centre. It brings all the comforts of village living while being deeply involved in city life. Chorlton Green in particular is a Conservation Area that features many architectural styles and is the last remaining vestige of the […]

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Work to undertake when moving into a period property…

Owning a period property can be a dream come true for many. Old features such as beams, intricate bannisters and staircases, exposed brickwork, open fireplaces and sash windows are characteristics that add to the charm of owning this sort of home. Period properties are often Listed Buildings or in Conservation Areas and are usually more […]

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Recent prosecution highlights need for period property planning permission

A recent high-profile planning prosecution case has caught our eye… A 600-year-old Grade II-listed property in Hellingly, Sussex underwent illegal changes by its former owners Councillor Barby Dashwood-Morris and her ex partner Alan Proudfoot. The changes included the creation of a full height entrance hall through the removal of ceilings, joists, beams and partitions, destroying […]

specialist North West joiners

Specialist North West Joiners Apprenticeship Programme is embarking on an ambitious apprenticeship scheme following a successful Apprentice Open Assessment day. The Stockport headquartered business, which provides restoration, double glazing and replacement of sash and casement windows to period properties, is looking to expand its team of specialist joiners. The sensitive and painstaking task of period property, listed building and conservation […]

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BBC North West Tonight Feature

A recent report into falling unemployment rates in the North West prompted BBC North West Tonight to visit the headquarters in Stockport. Reporter Stuart Flinders spoke to our MD, Rob Dixon, about the latest figures, and whether or not they accurately reflect what’s going on… NW unemployment figures 2012 = 335,000 (9.5%) 2016 = […]