There are thousands of sizeable listed properties, all over the country, that are entirely single-glazed and which contribute significantly to our excessive Co2 emissions. Homes like this are notoriously difficult to heat, which is both uncomfortable and expensive for the occupants.
Unfortunately, in some cases, the local authorities will not allow any sort of double glazing to be installed in these properties. However, in many they will. A combination of Slimlite Double Glazing and draught proofing is really the only chance these properties stand of becoming properly insulated and economical to run.
A key environmental benefit of renovation over replacement is the saving in raw materials, as well as the energy used in extracting and processing them. In general terms, renovation:
Uses 1/40th of the energy of replacement.
Minimises the use of finite resources.
Almost eliminates the amount of materials sent to landfill.
Retains the invested energy or carbon store.