Heritage authenticity

One hundred and thirty Spectus Vertical Sliding windows were used in the refurbishment of a grade two listed building in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Sovereign Park House is set in a conservation area and had previously been converted into 11 apartments. As part of a wider programme of refurbishments on the property, 130 Spectus Vertical Sliders new windows were specified.

The Spectus specification team worked with all parties to develop the technical designs and specification approvals of the windows. The Spectus in-house commercial design facility provided information that covers WERs, structural, window loading and load-bearing calculations and detailed section specification. Sample windows were also provided to help support the planning application.

The authentic heritage appearance of the Spectus Vertical Sliders met all the aesthetic requirements, and delivered the standards the conservation officers at Harrogate City Council were seeking.

The project was completed in three months, and the result has improved both the thermal efficiency and sound insulation of the homes.

Paul Campbell, director at Countrywide UPVC, said: “We were delighted to be invited to work on such a prestigious project. The new windows have sympathetically transformed the homes and we have already received feedback from the occupants that their homes are now warmer and quieter as a result.”