It’s no easy task draught proofing an 800 year old Scottish castle but incumbent Laird Simon Craufurd believes he’s found a way!
Simon, owner of the the A-Listed Craufurdland Castle, based near Kilmarnock in Ayreshire, took delivery of a number of Ecoease secondary glazing panels in late 2013 and they are already proving their worth and paying their way.
Simon explained: “Draughts were an issue around large windows in several rooms in the castle as well as cottages on the estate but due to the restrictions on installing double glazing in Listed properties, I opted for secondary glazing panels which I installed myself.
“The installation process was easy. They fix to the inside of the window frames using magnetic strip and take just a few minutes to erect. It couldn’t be simpler.
“Now the rooms are so much warmer and more comfortable. The glazing panels are incredibly discrete. No one spots them and there is no condensation any more to mop up in the mornings.
“I’d definitely recommend Ecoease secondary glazing. It’s more than paid for itself already and has contributed significantly to a more comfortable living space,” added Simon, a former naval architect and direct descendant of William Wallace, who moved into the house with his wife Adity and two daughters three years ago.
The property has been in the family since 1245 and is currently divided into two apartments: The Laird’s House where Simon and his family reside and The Tower House, a luxury self catering venue for up to 16 people.
Founded in 2010, Ecoease has established an easy-to-use online presence that allows customers to order bespoke sized polyester (PET) panels with a measured 2 fit (M2F) option that make installation even easier.
Between 15% and 25% of heat escapes through windows with secondary glazing panels providing a proven route towards cheaper energy bills.
Ecoease secondary glazing, priced at around £55 per square metre, is available in either measured to fit (M2F) or DIY options and can be ordered online at www.ecoease.co.uk or through a number of partner retail sites. Alternatively customers can find out more and order by calling 0845 519 3230.
An installation video has also been produced on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Eh9WP00F8