External joinery, Belper, Derbyshire
The combination of sliding sash and casement windows were designed to satisfy planning constraints whilst also offering high functionality and warmth to elderly residents.
- BAHons BArch ARB, Principal Architect at Darren Mayner Architecture
“I found that Gowercroft offered both the slim double-glazing and Accoya timber products that I required for this project. The work I saw was of a high standard and they were friendly and helpful. Once appointed to make the windows, they provided samples of the various timber profiles required for each window type, working from my scale drawings, and supplied a fully finished window sample for approval by the Conservation Officer. This sample was glazed partly with single-glazing and partly with slim double-glazing and was very helpful in convincing the Conservation Officer to remove the single-glazing planning condition as no discernible difference could be seen between the two glazing types. Gowercroft also helpfully provided alternative options for the ironmongery, sourcing special components and obtaining samples for approval. The double-glazed windows were all factory finished and fitted by Gowercroft to the satisfaction of myself, my client at Holbrook Hall and the Conservation Officer at Amber Valley Borough Council.”