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Llandudno is renowned for its period charm and Victorian heritage, however Conwy Council have seen an increase in the number of period/listed properties within the conservation area that have been fitted with PVCu windows and doors without consent. They argue that this has diluted the character – the main tourist attractions of the area and the economy – and as a result they have decided to take action against those who have made alterations to the historic buildings forcing them to replace their current PVCu windows.

We at Bygone Collection specialise in the design and manufacture of high-quality sash windows that are not only affordable, but sympathetic to listed buildings. It’s understandable that many property owners and hoteliers within the area are concerned about the cost of replacing all of their windows, but you will find a professional team eager to help you stick to a budget whilst obtaining windows that do not compromise aesthetics for practicality.

We appreciate that PVCu windows hold many benefits which is one of the main reasons why our sash windows are constructed from PVCu – but what you may be surprised to learn is that many councils and conservation officers are being increasingly swayed by our PVCu window collection. This is largely due to the fact that our windows closely replicate the look of authentic sash windows, which is something that the Inspector from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister supported;

“The window (Bygone Collection) appears to replicate a traditional sliding sash window very closely. The effect is so convincing that it is difficult to differentiate between the two (timber original) even at close quarters.

Unlike many other UPVC-U imitations of sash windows, which pay only superficial attention to traditional detailing, the moulding on the frame of the unit, which also extends to the central glazing bars, appears most authentic”.

So before you rush into spending a fortune on timber sash windows, we at Bygone would suggest that you speak to your council and see if they are prepared to compromise, and allow you to install our wood alternative sash windows. If they remain unconvinced we have a truly wonderful range of timber sashes too. For assistance and advice on this, call us today.