Long time reader, first time poster…
In short, I have an ex-guvvie (in monocrete!) in the inner south and am looking at various reno issues around the place, including windows. From a budget perspective I don’t have enough $ to do a knock down, and even large scale replacement work is stretching things. On the windows, the house retains its original timber (mainly casement) framed windows. One or two need to be replaced replacing – the timber has rotted through. The rest though, seem pretty solid so I have been pondering keeping them and having the paper-thin glass replaced with e-glass (double glazing is great but prohibitively costly for me) and sealing the casement to get a positive seal. Seems like a waste to dispose of something in decent condition.
Question one – has anyone else gone down this path?
Secondly, and a bit more involved – in one or two of the windows the casement section is in average condition (although the frame appears fine) – does anyone know of a company that could/would manufacture those sections standalone to measure? I accept the cost of that might be prohibitive.
Alternatively, and lastly, does anyone have any ex-guvvie timber windows in good condition sitting around gathering dust or anyone planning a demo of a monocrete ex-guvvie? 🙂