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Published on: August 15th, 2017
The Richmond heritage flush casement window is a revolutionary new window exclusively available from Gowercroft Joinery. Already specified on several Grade II listed properties, including Winston Churchill’s former home, and shortlisted for Build It Awards “Best Windows”, Richmond heritage flush casement windows are ideal for period and listed buildings, where high specification windows with a genuine slim-lined aesthetic are required.
When designing windows for heritage projects, a compromise often has to be made between the conservation requirements to maintain the character of the building and the client’s desire to minimise the ongoing energy and maintenance costs. In a considerable number of projects, the compromise solution has been to replace single glazed windows with slim double glazed windows. While on the face of it this would seem to satisfy both parties, the glazing is fundamentally unfit for purpose and in the short to medium term will not achieve either party’s aim. The performance will often reduce and in many cases the units will break down entirely, leaving the property owner without the promised improvement. The conservation officer will be faced by a property with heavily condensated units which are unsustainable for the character of the building. If you are interested in getting more information about the problem of slim double glazed units, then read our blog on the subject.
At Gowercroft, we are well known for our exceptional work on heritage and listed buildings, so we are frequently asked to manufacture high quality windows with slim double glazing. As it does not fit within our ethics, nor beliefs, to provide a product, which we know will not perform properly, our product development team has scoured the market to find innovative materials and worked hard to design a truly innovative heritage flush casement window. The Richmond heritage flush casement window is a true alternative to single glazing as the glass unit is only 6.4mm thick and the performance exceeds even modern double glazed windows.
The combination of Gowercroft’s traditional joinery, Pilkington Spacia™ ultra-thin vacuum glazing, modified Accoya® timber, our Patented SashSealer system, and the latest in micro-porous paint coatings makes the Richmond heritage flush casement window truly revolutionary!
The Richmond heritage flush casement window provides the following benefits:
The Richmond heritage flush casement window represents a genuine long term solution in the listed property and conservation market. Our heritage range includes the Winston Heritage sliding sash window and bespoke doorsets, so you can complete the whole project in a unified style.
We service the whole of the U.K., so if you have an upcoming project and would like further information, an onsite demonstration of the product or a full tour of our Derbyshire workshop, then call us today!