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05.11.2012 News

Jersey Residents Face UPVC Ban In Favour Of Timber

The aim, according to the Islands Planning and Environmental minister, is to retain the traditional character and charm of listed period buildings.

“Historic windows and doors are an integral part of the fabric of old buildings and add their special character in the town and countryside” (BBC New Jersey, 2012)
The new guidelines, if introduced, would insist upon residents installing wooden or metal frames to replicate the original design features of listed building and properties dating before 1920.

Changes could see UPVC banished from parts of the Island indefinitely in favour of environmentally friendly timber windows and doors, ensuring traditional aesthetics are maintained.

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