Window frames were a draught-free solution

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

LB Plastics, the makers of Sheerframe windows, say their product has eliminated the draught problem caused by ill-fitting windows at one of the Abbeyfield Society’s residential homes in Hexham, Northumberland, while keeping the traditional character of the houses. The four-house terrace, which is more than 100 years old, provides sheltered accommodation for elderly people. LB Plastics say the terrace was in desperate need of replacement windows as the originally installed sash-style timber frames had deteriorated with age and had become ill-fitting and draughty. Sheerframe top-hung casements with fixed bottom lights replaced the sashes. The frames feature co-extruded gaskets and weatherseals, both of which are said to add to the thermal efficiency of the window and help reduce heating costs. The Sheerframe casements provide a maintenance-free, easily accessible window for the residents at Abbeyfield House. LB Plastics said that, alongside the need for a draught-free solution, the Abbeyfield House committee wa

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