Secondary glazing for listed buildings – no planning required!
As UK households prepare for whatever this year’s autumn and winter weather has in store and widely predicted increases in energy costs there’s one clear cost effective way for many to reduce their quarterly bills. Secondary glazing represents one of the easiest and cheapest ways to insulate a home against the elements and can reduce bills by up to 20% with Ecoease leading the way in providing a solution. Recently featured in a host of national newspapers and on BBC Radio 2, Ecoease secondary glazing is the only system available in the UK to be manufactured from fire retardant, high strength PET. Otherwise known as Polyester. It can be easily fitted to the inside of window frames in minutes using Ecoease’s magnetic tape and can be taken down in seconds when not required. A measured to fit solution (M2F) can be ordered which reduces the workload to an absolute minimum. It is also a perfect fit for the owners of Listed properties as it is removable and therefor does not require planning permission and costs around 10-15% of conventional double glazing. It’s not just domestic households that are benefiting from Ecoease secondary glazing. A growing number of commercial and ‘third sector’ organisations are recognising the merits of installation including the All Souls Clubhouse, an independent charity based in London W1 that serves as a hub for community groups in the area. All Souls Community worker Wilf Parsons explained: “We operate out of a Listed building with sash windows so double glazing was, therefore, not an option. We looked at a few secondary glazing options and decided that Ecoease provided the most cost effective and aesthetically pleasing solution with an environmental performance to match. “In addition its fire retardant properties, unlike most other secondary glazing options, have played a part in us retaining our fire safety certification. I would definitely recommend Ecoease!” added Wilf.