cold bedroom

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  1. IronGiant

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    You can get wooden windows with double glazed panels that would be suitable for a conservation area, it just depends how deep your pockets are...
     
  2. JFRTDI

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    Ok I filled the skirting with caulk and for a moment it seemed to work but this morning I woke up and it was absolutely freezing.

    I am wondering if it's worth sealing the windows frames as there is gaps if you can see if photos. Or should I just inform the landlord and see if he will do anything.
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  4. JFRTDI

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    I'm not 100% sure and tbh don't know how I would even find out. I assume it is that because of the gaps all around the frame and the condensation on the windows inside.
     
  5. WeegyAVLover

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    Aye - I agree that is an option, just not for us... With everything else going on in the house the cost of a thick curtain compared to wooden sash windows is a no brainer...

    Have you run the heating in the room 24x7 for a few days? (nobody be pedantic about a few days not being seven). If you run it and it keeps the room hot then your radiators are sufficient. If not then they may not be sufficient.

    Also if the room cools rapidly after the heating is turned off then you have air leaks.

    If it is not your home and you are renting, get the landlord to sort it out.
     
  6. JFRTDI

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    The frame sealant seems to of done nothing. I frustrating. I think I should just inform the letting agent lol. I few more pics as I can't fathom what it could ve

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    Are you sure those aren't double glazed; they look as if they are sealed units in the picture
     
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    Yes, get the Landlord out.

    If you did want to find the draught then get some smoke around the window. Either smoke matches or light some card.
     
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    They are double glazed yes I didn't say not did I. There is cold coming from somewhere just don't know why
     
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    Sorry, I'd misunderstood, based on the discussion around replacement windows :blush:
     
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    It would seem the issue is still unresolved. This is the worst i have seen it so far since living here. It is the same in the other bedroom although not as bad, however there is a small signs of it in the living room where the windows are far bigger. There is a small sign of it on the lower part of the living room window but thats about it.

    Is it time to contact the landlord and inform him/show him the pictures?

    I understand the point made previously about it being generally cold possibly due to being a ground floor apartment but seriously, even when the temps picked up at the start of last week, it was absolutely ball freezing when getting into bed, sheets were cold as anything. Also seem to wake up in the morning sniffling and in general feel like i have crap on my throat even though im fine when going to bed.

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    I think your concentrating on the wrong issue. Condensation has no bearing on the room being cold. In fact it's formed when warmer air hits a colder surface. It could be an indication that the seals have gone in the double glazing but I'd expect you to be able to see signs of condensation inside the sealed units.

    Using the advice previously given you need to search for drafts & address those. It may just be a cold property.
     
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    Cold air holds more moisture though , so it won't help ...
     
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    I don't think that pit outside is helping. It is likely to be holding the cold air, especially if it doesn't get any sun.
     
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    If I am being honest. My condensation compared to your windows is far worse. However like others have said the condensation is no the issue as such it is the coldness of the room.

    I would contact your landlord and inform him of the problem / your concerns and see what he thinks or suggests doing.
     

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