Edinburgh residents celebrate lifting of double glazing ban.

Controversial rules which have stopped many Edinburgh residents from installing energy saving double glazing have been relaxed by the city’s council.

The move comes after years of campaigning by residents affected and a one-year pilot where slim-cavity double glazing was fitted.

The council stressed that historic or ‘crown’ buildings will still be exempt from the relaxing of what’s permitted unless the existing glass is actually broken or damaged.

It’s an interesting move which will not only see hundreds of residents finally be able to fit energy saving measures that will lower their fuel bills as well as making their homes warmer and more comfortable, but one that could have possible repercussions for those owners of buildings in England and Wales that have previously been banned from fitting double glazing to their homes.

The choice of unit and even material may be restrictive but it’s a step in the right direction at least.

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