More than 200 residents in Prince Charles’ Poundbury project are staging a revolt against the ‘outdated’ rule that all homes must have wooden window frames.
A growing number of households are complaining about the ‘sub-standard’ frames chosen by the Duchy of Cornwall that are said to result in cold and draughty homes in the Prince’s ‘designer village’ in Dorset.
They say the softwood frames used in phases one and two of the project to build the houses are unsustainable and go against Prince Charles’ green credentials.
The timber surrounds were fitted over 20 years ago, at the onset of the Prince’s grand vision to transform part of his land into an urban idyll, and should last another three decades.
But the wooden frames are said to have been in a state of decay for some time, leading to…
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