Liverpool Sash Window News & Advice

Liverpool News & Advice

The news and advice section for the Liverpool & Merseyside branch of Covering Liverpool, Merseyside and the North West.

News and advice on how to restore your sash & casement windows as well as your bespoke doors. We cover everything from repair, restoration and replacement through to how to double glaze your windows without losing their character.

We also offer guidance on the rules and regulations in different Merseyside Conservation Areas and review some of the restoration projects we have worked on around Liverpool and Merseyside.

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards compliance and Listed Buildings

Many of the windows we refurbish, renovate or replace belong to listed buildings. Defined as property judged to be of significant importance in terms of architectural, cultural or historical interest, it can be very difficult to alter or make changes to listed buildings whilst still maintaining their existing appearance. This can cause owners of such […]

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Insulating heritage windows

Owners of period property can often find it difficult to enjoy all the original features of their home and keep it warm and energy efficient. Whether you have a Georgian property with traditional large panel sash windows, an early modern 1930’s home with casement windows, or anything in between, you’ll agree that the windows are […]

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Meols, The Wirral and its heritage

The Wirral is a peninsula which sits across from Liverpool Bay over the River Mersey and has been a desirable place to live for many years. With a long history to boast, it’s no surprise that many locations within the peninsula have been made into a variety of Conservation Areas and historic sites. The Northern […]

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Work to undertake when moving into a period property…

Owning a period property can be a dream come true for many. Old features such as beams, intricate bannisters and staircases, exposed brickwork, open fireplaces and sash windows are characteristics that add to the charm of owning this sort of home. Period properties are often Listed Buildings or in Conservation Areas and are usually more […]

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Recent prosecution highlights need for period property planning permission

A recent high-profile planning prosecution case has caught our eye… A 600-year-old Grade II-listed property in Hellingly, Sussex underwent illegal changes by its former owners Councillor Barby Dashwood-Morris and her ex partner Alan Proudfoot. The changes included the creation of a full height entrance hall through the removal of ceilings, joists, beams and partitions, destroying […]

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The role of Conservation Areas in preserving our heritage: the case of Liverpool City Council

Time leaves us immeasurable treasures that adorn our beautiful cities and landscapes. Whether it’s a building, a monument or an estate, the heritage that comes from centuries of architecture, culture and industry give our country its unique character. Promoting the value of our historic properties is the first step in ensuring we all understand the […]

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Liverpool’s Conservation Areas

Liverpool is a city of history, but it isn’t a history that needs to be learnt through books, lectures and documentaries; the history of Liverpool is visible as you walk around the magnificent city itself. Liverpool’s heritage, history and culture are retained in its structures. With the second most listed buildings out of any city […]

Liverpool Heritage Buildings and Architecture

During the peak of the British Empire Liverpool was the second city of the United Kingdom, behind London. In the late 19th century it was the international centre for maritime commerce and the city benefited greatly from the influx of wealth from all over the world. Liverpool may not be the centre of international trade […]

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Liverpool and Merseyside Conservation Areas

Councils in Liverpool and the Merseyside region have designated many areas of their villages, towns and cities as Conservation Areas. A Conservation Area is an area that has been marked as having special architectural or historical interest and as such is seen as being worthy of preservation. As a result of the extra planning controls […]