Double Glazed Units in Old Wooden Frame?

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Good evening all,

Newbie here so please be gentle. I would love to repurpose the wooden frame at the rear of our new project house.

I much prefer the wooden frame but want the benefits of double glazing.

My question is, the panels themselves are unfortunately rotten and single glazed but the frame is actually in really good condition. Would the cost of having bespoke window panels and inserts made outweigh the cost of double glazed UPVC?

I'd love to keep the wood in this room where possible as love it has been there for about 100 years and still in great condition.

Thoughts?

Cheers,

Ben
 

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Easiest thing is to measure and show pictures to a joinery shop and ask
Possibly more expensive than upvc but much nicer

I removed the "reed obscured glass" from my 50's front door surround and fitted 18mm units made by a local glazier. But my frame was solid and big enough
 
Thanks for the advice. I'll take some more pics and measure it up.

Like you say it's much nicer. The frame is solid it really is just the panels themselves that have rotted through lack of care. Guessing the frame is hardwood and the panels were made of softwood.

I'll let you know how I get on

Easiest thing is to measure and show pictures to a joinery shop and ask
Possibly more expensive than upvc but much nicer

I removed the "reed obscured glass" from my 50's front door surround and fitted 18mm units made by a local glazier. But my frame was solid and big enough
 
Looking at the picture again, you might also get a second price for three doors, the outer ones hinging left and right, the centre as it is. In summer you would get much more ventilation.

The joiner may also be able to add insulation on the wooden lower thirds, or you might choose to increase the glass/wood ratio
 
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Yeah I like the idea of the doors but also the ability of insulating it - how would the insulation work?

As it happens I have just found a local joiner who lives literally 5 mins walk away so hopefully he can throw some light on it ASAP as it is a little bit of a security risk at the moment as it is - being single pane and all.


Looking at the picture again, you might also get a second price for three doors, the outer ones hinging left and right, the centre as it is. In summer you would get much more ventilation.

The joiner may also be able to add insulation on the wooden lower thirds, or you might choose to increase the glass/wood ratio
 
No idea about the "how"

My door surround of mine had some thin plywood panels centred in the frame. I added insulation on both sides and added a new plywood panel on the inside and outside, so thin wood was replaced by
Thick ply>insulation>thin original ply>insulation> thick ply

You may find that the hassle of insulating the lower third is negated by the 2/3 of glass?
But worth investigation
 

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