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Posted By: tonyIts their fault
Posted By: SimonHMy thought on "nanny state" are those word don't apply to building regs. Since roman times the state has had to force builders to make houses safe, and now we include "efficient" as well as safe.
Posted By: biffvernonIndeed. There are more intelligent ways of improving the energy efficiency of our housing stock than that particular now ex-ammendment to Part L.
Posted By: EvSome people think that uPVC windows in historic buildings are an 'improvement'. Not all agree. There's rather more to 'improvements' than claimed U values.http://nemesisrepublic.blogspot.com/2009/06/conservation-areas-at-risk-well-that.html" >http://nemesisrepublic.blogspot.com/2009/06/conservation-areas-at-risk-well-that.html
Posted By: EvNo, not all historic and traditional buildings (and indeed architecturally interesting) are listed. That's certainly not the case. And traditionally constructed buildings come in a wide variety, which need special care if they are to survive without damage.
Posted By: EvDG isn't always worth the effort, especially when the smaller size of many traditional windows is factored in.
Posted By: EvThere are other ways to save energy
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