York joineryworkshop.com News & Advice

The news and advice section for the York & North Yorkshire branch of joineryworkshop.com. Covering York and North Yorkshire.

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 North Yorkshire Conservation Areas and review some of the restoration projects we have worked on around York and North Yorkshire.

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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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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 York 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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York and North Yorkshire Council Conservation Areas

Councils in York and the North Yorkshire 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 […]

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York City Council Conservation Areas

If you live in York and you’re considering restoring or replacing your windows, before you go ahead and get any work done it is always best advised that you first find out if you live in a Conservation Area. This is especially prevalent if you live in a home from the Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian […]

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North Yorkshire sash window specialists

North Yorkshire sash window specialists, joineryworkshop.com, are expanding the areas they are able to cover thanks to the opening of new branches located in Bath, Bristol, Chester, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester. The York branch of joineryworkshop.com will give customers and business owners in York and the North Yorkshire area, the same sash window expertise that customers in the Cheshire, […]