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Would you buy a house with secondary glazing?

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cheminotte Mon 01-Aug-16 23:06:15

Just that - how much would it put you off?

RememberToSmile1980 Mon 01-Aug-16 23:07:24

Depends on the house - how much you like it? Could you afford to change it later?

Mummyto2bubs Mon 01-Aug-16 23:09:51

I would have to factor in the cost to change it within a couple of years, but it wouldn't be a game changer for me.

BackforGood Mon 01-Aug-16 23:15:50

Like others - I'm of a 'never say no' train of thought, about anything you could change (so, not location, but most other things). It would be on my 'negatives list', but, if other things were right, and the price were right, then yes, it's something that is easy enough to change.

ChablisTyrant Mon 01-Aug-16 23:19:13

I've lived with secondary glazing. Why is it there? For warmth or for noise? Can it be replaced by double glazing and at what cost?

PlotterOfPlots Mon 01-Aug-16 23:26:14

Yes, windows are easy and quick to change. It would affect the price I'd pay though.

I think poor windows really can put buyers off, especially FTBs, because they imagine they'll be more expensive and difficult to sort than they really are. Therefore it can be worth re-doing them just to sell, especially if you can get them done in winter when it's cheaper. Talk to some estate agents.

PigletJohn Mon 01-Aug-16 23:41:11


I'm not keen on plastic, because they go hazy, but glass is OK and good for deadening noise.

If it is a listed building or has attractive original windows, plastic replacements would be desecration.

basilflower Tue 02-Aug-16 07:25:23

I grew up in a house with traditional wooden windows, and secondary glazing, and never thought it was unusual. It's only going back recently and talking to my parents about the possibility of them moving, that I really thought about it, and imagined the next owners would probably replace them all. They actually keep the noise out very well, but I understand that they don't look as nice. But in summary, no it wouldn't put me off buying a house, they are perfectly liveable with, and can be changed one at a time or all together depending on money as and when.

mollie123 Tue 02-Aug-16 07:29:40

if the house is listed - this may be the only type of noise reducing/ warmth inducing windows allowed - I have lived in a house with secondary glazing and it is fine (better than UPVC windows on an older house) - certainly would not put me off or feel I have to replace it.

Sixfifetree Tue 02-Aug-16 07:39:29

Had secondary glazing for years only went for double glazing when had to (rotten wooden outer panes). Miss the options secondary gives you. With double it's open or shut. With secondary you have three options so good with the changing seasons and also security as can leave then open but outer window locked fully so rooms not as hot when return home. So yes I'd buy no problem with secondary.

cheminotte Tue 02-Aug-16 08:01:54

Surprised by such a positive response. We are considering putting them on our house. It would be for noise reduction as we live next to the railway. The double glazing is pretty old and we've considered just replacing that but all the info says it's a lot more expensive and a lot less effective at reducing noise levels. We sold our house and we're due to move but it's fallen through and there's been no interest, so are considering delaying the move until the economy improves.

steve1969 Tue 09-Aug-16 12:39:53

A work associate of mine offers secondary glazing and they have great reviews on their products - Have a look at their website, hopefully this helps?

YelloDraw Tue 09-Aug-16 15:01:34

It would be for noise reduction as we live next to the railway

I would buy a house with secondary glazing if for some reason normal double glazing wasn't appropriate.

I probably wouldn't buy a house next to a train line, no matter what the 'train noise' discount was. But other people think differently.

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