Old houses with small windows

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Old houses with small windows

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The French were probably too poor to fit large windows 100 years ago.
We built a large sort of conservatory in the house in the Cher.
Its 90% French doors and windows.
You cannot use it just now in this heat.
Now you know why they went for as few windows as possible.
Not sure how they use some of the new houses with a lot of glass panels for light and winter sun.
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My house has no south facing windows.

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My Breton hovel only has two medium sized windows..................
facing East. :( Bonkers.
I'd kill for them to be facing South or West.
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old houses had fewer and smaller windows to prevent rampaging hoards stealing etc methinks....

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That might be a good idea for the future in UK when the Universal Credit system and the food banks run out.
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There was also the "window tax":
... établie sur le nombre et la taille des portes et fenêtres [based on the number and size of doors and windows]
which was brought in in the 18th century until the early 20th century. The more doors and windows in your house (and the bigger the window) the more you paid.

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Glass was very expensive way back then - according to Jacob Rees-Mogg :lol:
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Aardvark wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:55 am
That might be a good idea for the future in UK when the Universal Credit system and the food banks run out.
Typical anti UK nonsense. :shock:
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Decent window cleaners were difficult to find 100 years ago following the ravages of war and Spanish flu.
I just made that up but now it's on the internet, given time, it will become fact.

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Bald Eagle wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:06 am
Aardvark wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:55 am
That might be a good idea for the future in UK when the Universal Credit system and the food banks run out.
Typical anti UK nonsense. :shock:
Absolutely! The UK doesn't have a future.

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