The Window Centre based in Solihull, recently used sealed units with Super Spacer® inside to persuade a conservation architect that its windows were up to a particularly demanding specification. The British Gift and Jewellery Federation’s four storey property in Hockley is of European Historic Importance so needed to be sympathetically restored.
The project involved the replacement of 153 sliding sash Windows. Mike Adderley, Managing Director of the Window Centre comments: “The existing timber windows had suffered from severe deterioration so we wanted to offer an alterative to wood by using aluminium. To begin with, the conservation architect was not keen on using aluminium because he felt it would jeopardise the aesthetics and thermal performance of the windows. We have been using Super Spacer for 10 years and incorporating it into an aluminium frame on this project, we could demonstrate its full benefits. The sightlines were better than the architect had imagined they would get with an aluminium frame and the thermal performance of the windows was excellent.
Mike Adderley, Managing Director continues: “On completion of the project the architect agreed you could not tell the difference between the original and new windows. We believe we won the contract because of our knowledge of the combinations of materials available and because we could offer Super Spacer and its benefits in our windows. The client was delighted with the end result too.”