Worth trying to save old wooden DG windows or get uPVC?

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Hi all,

Our new house has a number of old double glazed units made out of wood which are all pretty tatty.

The seem to be original to the house (circa 1980) and thus are an old style of glazing with little/no space between the glass panes.

Originally I was inclined to have then replaced with new modern uPVC DG windows (can't afford to replace with new wooden ones)... however a couple of people have mentioned that I should try and save these windows by giving them some TLC.

I thought new windows would be much more thermally efficient and also easier to get replacement glass for (as a few of these units are blown).

What do others think? Stick with the wood, or go for plastic?

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Andy

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It's down to personal preferences really, some people just don't like UPVC! Personally I'd always prefer UPVC over wood since it's maintenence free :) You can get darkwood UPVC and the stuff we have is darkwood on the outside and white on the inside.
 
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Thanks for the response.

I'm not really fussed about wood or plastic from a looks point of view.

You make a good point about maintainance, but I was also looking for feedback on whether it was worth the time and trouble of refubishing the windows or if I should go for new uPVC.

If I'm unable to get new glass for the blown units for example, or new DG is massively more energy efficent, then these things would help influence my decision.

So if anyone has got any views on those please let me know. Thanks!
 
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You'll pretty much always be able to get new glass, I just had some units made up to replace old ones in my conservatory.
 
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Can you always get new glass?

I understood that because these units were so old (there's literally a 1mm void between the panes) that I might not be able to get new panes manufactured.
 
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