Traditional Windows: their care, repair and upgrading
By David Pickles, Iain McCaig, Chris Wood
This publication on traditional windows covers both timber and metal windows and is aimed at building professionals and property owners. It sets out to challenge some common perceptions about traditional windows and to demonstrate their significance by charting their history over centuries of technical development and fashion. Detailed technical advice is then provided on their maintenance, repair and thermal upgrading as well as on their restoration.
1 Challenging perceptions
2 A brief history of windows
3 Maintaining windows
4 Repairing windows
5 Thermal upgrading
6 Replacement windows
7 Further information
8 Where to get advice
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
- Product Code: HEAG039
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