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Old 16-02-2013, 00:24
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Why is it when nearly every single other house has long since had their windows replaced with double glazed windows that there is always that one person who says that they won't bother? Cost can't be much of a factor either, as they often tend to live luxurious lifestyles!

Is there anybody here whose house still has either wooden framed or metal framed single glazed windows, whilst most of the other houses on your street have double glazed windows?
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:26
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Why is it when nearly every single other house has long since had their windows replaced with double glazed windows that there is always that one person who says that they won't bother? Cost can't be much of a factor either, as they often tend to live luxurious lifestyles!

Is there anybody here whose house still has either wooden framed or metal framed single glazed windows, whilst most of the other houses on your street have double glazed windows?
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:29
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I replaced my hardwood single glazed windows with double glazing and regretted it ever since.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:30
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I replaced my hardwood single glazed windows with double glazing and regretted it ever since.
I replaced my double glazed windows with some nice hardwood single glazed ones. That cheap plastic is so council estate, glad I got rid.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:31
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I replaced my double glazed windows with some nice hardwood single glazed ones. That cheap plastic is so council estate, glad I got rid.
Are the hardwood ones any good at keeping the warmth in?
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:31
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A lot of old folk don't bother.
Their grandchilden encourage them not to.
More for their inheritance innit?.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:38
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Agreed with others on here, PVC windows are hideous, wooden windows all the way (although they are double glazed).
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:39
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Are the hardwood ones any good at keeping the warmth in?
yes, i close my curtains.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:40
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Agreed with others on here, PVC windows are hideous, wooden windows all the way (although they are double glazed).
Damn fine choice. To many people have gone for hideous pvc double glazing with "fake" wood.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:41
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Are the hardwood ones any good at keeping the warmth in?
A damn sight better than the plastic rubbish I have now, The draughts from my double glazed windows and doors are horrendous. My hardwood single glazed were fab. I was conned
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:43
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:59
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When I saw the thread title my eyes just glazed over.

Congratulations on perhaps the most inane topic ever to grace this board!

*edit - looking down the page I see that you're a thread troll (a poor one at that), so I take back my congratulations.
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:22
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Double glazing is so old fashioned, triple is the way forward.
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:23
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I have triple glazing. So there.
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:25
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Double glazing is so old fashioned, triple is the way forward.
Triple glazing is sooooo 2012.

Quadruple glazed windows are sooo in the now.
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:25
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Brick em up and stoke the fire I say!
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:28
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New member posting shite, now inactive.
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:30
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Triple glazing is sooooo 2012.

Quadruple glazed windows are sooo in the now.

I had a triple glazed house in 1980, it was Swedish built in NE Scotland.
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:30
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Wonder if he really lost his head or got vaporized?

Shame really
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:35
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New member posting shite, now inactive.
No life in those strings anymore.
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:48
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No life in those strings anymore.
Well at least now we know the answer to the age old question that is how long is a piece of string. And apparently it's about 48 minutes.
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:51
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My front windows are still single glazed. That's because they're still the original 1890 sashes with rolled glass panes, so quite rare.

I have secondary glazing inside.
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Old 16-02-2013, 07:41
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My dad has kept his single glazed windows because they are the traditional lead lights so have a patterned stained glass effect. They look fab.
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Old 16-02-2013, 07:45
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My dad has kept his single glazed windows because they are the traditional lead lights so have a patterned stained glass effect. They look fab.
Same here when the sun shines on them you can see different reflections on each light. Dad would rather cut his leg off than replace them with double glazing.
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Old 16-02-2013, 07:53
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Did you know glass is technically a liquid, fact fans? Your windows are very slowly flowing to the floor.
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