Hi Kieran We are considering a home extension and have done a lot of research and have a good idea about what we want but would like some advice on windows. There seems to be such a variety and a lot of dos and don’ts. We are considering a lot of glass on the ground floor and would like to get more light into the upstairs. What do you think works best?
— Joanne and Piotyr, Castletroy, Limerick
Hello Joanne & Piotyr. Thank you for your question. When it comes to windows there is certainly a wide bandwidth of choice available both in terms of window type and, indeed, design. Like most other aspects of construction much of this consideration comes down to what budget you have at the end of the day and, indeed, your taste.
Kieran McCarthy: ‘A feature I find particularly nice if a tranquil view is available, is a tall picture window in the stairwell.’
PVC windows have principally replaced the timber windows we would have grown up with.
- Civil engineer Kieran McCarthy is founder and Design & Build Director with KMC Homes. He is a co-presenter of the RTÉ show Cheap Irish Houses.