Council lifts bans on double glazing quotes for listed homes

Council lifts bans on double glazing quotes for listed homesEdinburgh Council has confirmed that it will lift the ban on double glazing quotes for listed properties in the city.People in Edinburgh hoping to get double glazing quotes for their listed property have been told that a city ban is to be lifted.

The Scotsman reported that council bosses in the city have decided to relax rules regarding fitting double glazing to all A and B-listed buildings, after years of campaigning by residents.

Concerns about the environmental inefficiency of single glazed windows have prompted the change, which affects hundreds of people in Scotland's capital.

The decision follows a successful pilot, in which a number of Georgian tenements and an office in Charlotte Square were fitted with new "slim cavity" double-glazed windows.

However, homeowners that have historic or "crown" glass windows will have to wait until the glass is damaged before they are allowed to replace them.

Last week, energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne announced that energy providers will be allowed to offer incentives, such as cash prizes, in order to encourage people to install double glazing and insulation.

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Article Added: 11/30/2010 9:38:07 AM

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