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Sash windows? Reduce road noise with draghtproofing.

posted Feb 16, 2011, 2:54 PM by Jim Sear   [ updated Feb 16, 2011, 3:11 PM ]
Reducing external noise is one of the many benfits of draughtproofing sash windows.
Not so long ago I was working on a house on a busy main road. The house is in the midddle of a lovely village (Horam), but with very heavy through traffic. The main bedroom faces onto the road.
The clients run "Little Sunflowers" childrenswear as a family business
Some of their sash windows are over a hundred years old.
With proper care, the sashes will easily last another generation or two.
By the time I had finished, my customers were amazed at the difference the draughtproofing made. They were so pleased that they kept opening and shutting the sashes just to test the difference.

Where a draught can get through so can noise dirt and dust. If the putty is old and dried out and any of the individual glass panels are loose (they rattles when tapped) then they too have to be resealed.

By the way, if you're looking for presents for young kids take a look at their website, 
it's http://www.littlesunflowers.com/
Little Sunflowers
Lyndhurst House,
High St,