New dealer

Gowercroft Joinery has been appointed as an official dealer for Pilkington Spacia double glazing units across the UK.

The Derbyshire based company has extensive experience working with these vacuum insulated glass units, which combine the thickness of single glazing (6.2mm) with the thermal performance (U-values as low as 0.9W/m2.K) and acoustic benefits equal to standard modern double-glazing, which is typically 28mm thick.

The dealership agreement represents the formalisation of a relationship, which has developed over the past four years, as Pilkington UK and Gowercroft Joinery have worked together to develop opportunities for Pilkington Spacia within the heritage and listed property market.

Gowercroft is the first specialist manufacturer to have designed an entire range of heritage windows and doors using Pilkington Spacia, combining traditional joinery and craftsmanship with innovative design features and products, such as Accoya timber and a Sirca paint finish, which are guaranteed to perform and require zero maintenance for 10 years.

Andrew Madge, managing director of Gowercroft Joinery, said: “Having had mounting concerns about the performance and longevity of low sightline slim double-glazing in heritage properties, we were delighted to find Pilkington Spacia. It is the only product on the market that offers the traditional aesthetic, exceptional performance and also an excellent track-record as a reliable product – being in continuous use for well over 20 years. It truly offers owners of historic and traditional styled properties the best of all worlds.”

Since their launch in 2017, Gowercroft’s Richmond flush casement and Winston sliding sash windows have been specified in listed and historic properties across the country and have also been recognised in several national industry awards.

Gowercroft Joinery is now part of a network of six official dealerships now operating in the UK and Ireland to make Pilkington’s ultra-thin vacuum glazing more readily available to homeowners, restoration specialists and developers.