The case against replacing replacement windows

Like me, some readers will remember the point in the mid-80″s when PVCu windows swept onto the UK market, replacing wooden and metal frames as the industry standard.

Using strong and durable PVCu certainly removed the need for the continuous repaint and restore cycle of the original frames, but in my opinion its ‘maintenance-free’ properties were taken far too literally.

Twenty years on, and with little done to repair them, many of these replacement units began to develop faults. Housing Associations and Local Authorities asked the question: ‘How can we replace our failing stock?’ Continue reading