Epwin VS windows complete commercial refurb

Mercury Glazing has partnered with longstanding customer, Droylsden Glass, to replace 75 VS windows with the vertical sliding sash system from Epwin in a large commercial building in Stockport.

The building was owned by Moorcroft, a debt recovery company. The Moorcroft team was concerned about the safety of the building’s windows because many of the closures were damaged. The team also wanted to improve the building’s energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint without compromising on its heritage aesthetics.

Kevin Thackeray, MD at Droylsden Glass, said: “As always, the technical experience and expertise that Mercury Glazing brought, along with their outstanding commitment to fabrication excellence and customer service, were invaluable on this project.”

Of the 75 windows that were replaced, two were arched.

To ensure that the office environment was completely safe, child restrictors were installed on all the sash windows along with featured tilt restrictors for additional safety.

The windows used 4mm Low-E Planitherm Total+ glass and warm edge spacers to maximise energy efficiency performance, while trickle ventilation was installed to meet current building regulations requirements. Privacy film was also applied to ensure a private working area.

As well as being able to meet the demanding technical requirements of the project, Epwin’s vertical sliding sash system also helped Droylsden Glass deliver on the aesthetic requirements.

It features authentic ovolo styling with a deep bottom rail plus large and small sash profiles. It also includes a 37mm ultra-slim meeting rail that’s designed to replicate the appearance of a traditional sash window. For this project, the frames were specified in white and the glazing design was completed with white Georgian bars to match the original window aesthetic.

Steve Cross, director at Mercury Glazing, said: “We were delighted to work with the team at Droylsden Glass on this project. The high-quality results showcase the benefits of the Epwin’s vertical slider and the attention to detail that the Droylsden team brings to every installation.”

Founded in 1982, Droylsden Glass provides homeowners across Greater Manchester with a range of home-improvement products and services.