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Richmond casement windows in thatched cottage teachers lodgings part of Repton School in Derby

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Gowercroft was recommended to Repton School by another local school during an informal chat. We had 3 quite different requirements on the Estate. Firstly, we wanted to improve the ground floor ventilation of a Grade II Listed cottage used to house a member of the school staff by adding 2 new windows to the rear of the property. Our second project was straightforward replacement of a rotten timber sash in a non-listed domestic property and lastly we wanted to replace 6 windows in the top floor of a classroom block to again improve ventilation, as the existing windows were not openable. The challenges were finding replacement windows that matched the existing single glazed timber sash’s, met the conservation and heritage requirements and gave us longevity and the energy performance of double glazed units. From the start Gowercroft were excellent in providing suitable drawings and information to satisfy Listed Building Consent and they introduced us to Pilkington SpaciaTM glazing which ticked several of the boxes. There was quite a long lead time for the glazing but once supplied the installation and manufacture/finish of the new windows was problem free and excellent. The price was competitive. I would definitely consider using or recommending Gowercroft in the future. Barry law, Estates Bursar

Richmond casement windows in thatched cottage teachers lodgings part of Repton School in Derby

Barry Law, Estates Bursar, Repton School

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Barry Law, Estates Bursar, Repton School

Richmond casement windows in thatched cottage teachers lodgings part of Repton School in Derby
Gowercroft was recommended to Repton School by another local school during an informal chat. We had 3 quite different requirements on the Estate. Firstly, we wanted to improve the ground floor ventilation of a Grade II Listed cottage used to house a member of the school staff by adding 2 new windows to the rear of the property. Our second project was straightforward replacement of a rotten timber sash in a non-listed domestic property and lastly we wanted to replace 6 windows in the top floor of a classroom block to again improve ventilation, as the existing windows were not openable. The challenges were finding replacement windows that matched the existing single glazed timber sash’s, met the conservation and heritage requirements and gave us longevity and the energy performance of double glazed units. From the start Gowercroft were excellent in providing suitable drawings and information to satisfy Listed Building Consent and they introduced us to Pilkington SpaciaTM glazing which ticked several of the boxes. There was quite a long lead time for the glazing but once supplied the installation and manufacture/finish of the new windows was problem free and excellent. The price was competitive. I would definitely consider using or recommending Gowercroft in the future. Barry law, Estates Bursar