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Tea Break...

posted 18 Jan 2011, 07:21 by Ben Davis
Home for a cup of tea then out again to get up onto a roof in Croft Road. Hands smell of linseed oil from glazing all those windows today. Wonderful.
 
Bit of a bone to pick with the planning department. They insist on preserving sash windows in conservation areas and don't permit even the most convincing of UPVC sash window replacements. But time and time again, I am finding that the people living in these draughty, cold rooms with old and tatty sash windows are tenants, and landlords are unsurprisingly without incentive to do anything about these windows - other than make sure they don't fall out. Surely that leaves people who are least able to get on the property ladder out in the cold (literally) because some very comfortable planning officials decide that they can't have 'affordable' double glazing like the rest of us! I feel a campaign coming on... 
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