“The history of architecture is also the history of windows.”Le Corbusier
At Gowercroft we believe that windows and doors are the most transforming and inspirational elements of architectural design.
Throughout history they have determined the quality and character of buildings. Sometimes referred to as the ‘eyes of a house’ or the ‘soul of a building’ their elegant proportions and configurations can express balance and harmony as well as breath-taking drama.
Far more than just functional standardised construction details to let in light and ventilation, their quality of design and craftsmanship are known to have a fundamental effect on our health, emotions and our sense of wellbeing.
Mindful of the complexities of modern lifestyles and the exigencies of building design, Gowercroft manufactures windows and doors, which combine market leading performance with a flexibility and aesthetic appeal that can open up greater design possibilities, giving architects the tools to create and inspire.
With our portfolio of award-winning projects, ranging from historic buildings to contemporary design, we believe we have the experience and expertise to help you deliver your project.
We work closely with architects from initial concept and design through to the finished installation, making sure that our windows and doors meet your specifications and help you realise your unique vision.
With our meticulous attention to detail and robust straight-talking – now legendary amongst some of our clients! – we will ensure that you get high-quality windows and doors that will enhance your project. We take a collaborative approach, listening carefully, challenging where necessary, and always priding ourselves on exceeding the brief.
With our extensive range of doors and windows we can meet the requirements of most projects, and are always prepared to go that extra mile, enabling you to push the boundaries and create truly extraordinary and award-winning designs.
Furthermore, with our bespoking capability and willingness to think ‘outside of the box’, we often provide those important tweaks and design modifications that can make a significant difference – and have shown on many occasions that we can create innovative new solutions that are truly revolutionary!
The elegance of our timber windows and doors is matched only by their industry leading performance, developed after years of research and development.
The excellence of our range is based on these core features:
All our product ranges are precision engineered using top quality sustainable materials and incorporating the latest glazing technologies to ensure quality and style.
Providing sympathetic windows and doors for the preservation and restoration of historic and listed buildings is a specialist area in which we excel.
Driven by our passion for building conservation, we have developed a special ‘Heritage Range’, which combines exceptional performance with a slim elegance and authentic detailing that meets the approval of Conservation Officers.
Gowercroft’s craftsmanship, rigour and flexibility was instrumental in achieving this vision and their commitment to the delivery of the project was exceptional
Our portfolio of award-winning projects ranges from the restoration of historic properties through to striking contemporary architecture. These are a few of our favourite examples:-
Highly commended in The Georgian Group’s 2019 Architectural Awards. Winner of 2019 British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) ‘Woodworking Project of the Year’
The lavish restoration and conversion of this eighteenth century Grade II listed mansion, where Sir Winston Churchill once lived, into one of the most luxurious and unique homes available to rent in London has received worldwide recognition.
To meet the rigorous brief Gowercroft developed a revolutionary new type of high-performance sliding sash window, which perfectly replicated appearance of the originals. This bespoke design now forms the basis of our Heritage range.
Winner of 2017 RIBA National Award, RIBA London Award and RIBA London Building of the Year. Shortlisted for 2017 Stirling Prize.
The new studio, office and archive for the celebrated fashion and fine art photographer Juergen Teller comprises a series of three individual buildings and gardens presented as an informal, flexible and light-filled set of spaces.
Gowercroft developed 45 bespoke triple glazed windows and doors, including expansive multi-storey internal screens. All were coated in a specially formulated semi-transparent grey external and white internal finish that mirrors the subtle tones of the building fabric.
Whether you are working on a listed property or a modern design, our team of skilled professionals is available to provide advice and technical support to ensure you get the right products for your project.David Brown