Local company Gowercroft Joinery has received a 2017 ‘Build It Award’ for its revolutionary new range of heritage windows designed specifically for the listed buildings and properties in conservation areas.
The Alfreton based company saw off stiff competition from other joinery companies, as well as PVCu and Aluminium manufacturers to scoop the ‘Best Windows’ category in these prestigious awards, which recognise the best products, services, projects and innovations available to self-builders and renovators.
Revolutionary in their design, the new Winston heritage sliding sash and Richmond heritage flush casement windows are the first of a new generation of innovative high-tech timber windows, which successfully replicate the classic appearance of the single-glazed windows of yesteryear whilst delivering exceptional performance.
With their unique combination of traditional detailing in high quality Accoya® timber, Pilkington Spacia™ ultra-thin vacuum glazing and the latest in micro-porous paint coatings, they are able to deliver the best of all worlds: a genuine slim-lined look plus modern levels of heat and noise insulation, maintenance, durability, sustainability and low life-cycle costs.
The judges commented: “When specifying windows, self builders and renovators are looking for products that deliver on both aesthetics, design and performance – a prospect only made more difficult when dealing with listed properties. The Richmond and Winston designs offer and outstanding solution, providing excellent U-values and ultra-thin profiles.”
Andrew Madge, Managing Director of Gowercroft Joinery said: “We are delighted to have received such an important accolade. We set out to design a product that would revolutionise the heritage window market and the ‘Build It Award’ is a recognition our hard work and success in achieving that goal.”
The Winston and Richmond heritage range has already been specified in a number of Grade II listed properties. The range meets modern performance standards and comes with a 10-year guarantee on all elements of the windows.