George Barnsdale & Sons Ltd used an alternative warm edge spacer in its timber casement windows, but couldn’t achieve an ‘A’ rated window without Edgetech’s Super Spacer®. “This is a golden opportunity for George Barnsdale and the timber window industry,” declares Stephen Wright, Managing Director of the Lincolnshire manufacturer of timber windows, doorsets, and staircases.
“As legislation looks to be tightened, and more demanding in terms of energy efficiency, we can give our commercial and public sector customers what they need to future proof the buildings they work on. I’d like to see other timber manufacturers following suit to help develop the market for sustainable energy rated windows.”
George Barnsdale & Sons’ customers provide premium timber products for high value properties in Mayfair and Piccadilly, central London. “Super Spacer is an ideal product for timber windows as it’s much more visually pleasing than other spacers,” explains Stephen, who is also President of the British Woodworking Federation. “And it doesn’t affect the cost of manufacture, either.”
Over the next six months the company will put its sliding sashes and inward opening windows as well as other items in the range through BFRC testing.