Trade fabricator, Bison Frames, has just launched an online petition on the campaigning website, 38 Degrees, to encourage English Heritage and local planning authorities to accept ‘high quality period-look windows’ in Grade II listed building renovations and in buildings in conservation areas.
Mark Tetley, Bison’s director, said: “Many people who live in Grade II listed buildings and conservation areas have to endure ill-fitting, cold and draughty windows, or suffer the cost of expensive replacement timber windows that are not energy efficient and cost far more than they need to, both in the first instance and on an ongoing basis with regard to repair and maintenance. Modern, highly efficient PVC-U windows can now be produced to complement any listed building. These windows make living in a period property far more pleasant, save money and the environment and keep their well-kept period look and charm without the need for future maintenance that timber needs.”
Mark says he understands that any PVC-U window used on a listed or period building needs to respect the looks and age of the property it will be used on, but explains that new window systems are more than capable of meeting this requirement.
Mark continued: “We launched the online petition to raise awareness of the benefits [of ‘period-look’ PVC-U windows] more widely. The more people that sign it the better so that we, as an industry, can help residents of period or listed properties to enjoy the benefits of modern PVC-U without compromising on authentic period looks.”
To join the campaign, visit https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/pvcu-can-suit-gradeii