A council objected to 6 Bygone sash windows (PVCu) being installed whilst the work was on site.
The installation company being told to immediately withdraw from site before replacing any other windows. The property was Article 4 directive and the appropriate planning permissions had not been obtained.
Here the council had a ban on PVCu, it was their policy that PVCu was not suitable for conservation areas especially Article 4 directives. Again the owner felt the council’s refusal was unfair and objected to the notice, even though they hadn’t obtained the correct prior consent.
Situated in a Conservation Area, a semi-detached two storey property the owners sought to replace the existing timber sash windows with PVCU grain effect sash windows to front elevation (Article 4 (2) Direction). The council felt the proposed windows did not preserve or enhance the
buildings appearance and would detract from the character of the Conservation Area.
The windows proposed, copy the sash styling and consist of modern PVCu double-glazed units furnished with modern float and not traditional glass. The company range is from the ‘Bygone’ range of vertical sliding white wood effect PVCu windows which have been developed to match
original timber sash windows.