Published On: Mon, Jul 30th, 2018

Swisspacer helps Prescot Windows to become ‘conservation approved’

Prescot Windows, a Liverpool-based fabricator and installer, insists on Swisspacer for all of its windows. From PVC-U to aluminium, Prescot Windows’ sealed units include Swisspacer for performance that lasts the lifetime of the window. Their most popular window style is the Residence Collection, a window and door system developed to replicate the look of 19th century timber. Those installations also feature Swisspacer’s Georgian bar for an authentic heritage-style appearance with top energy performance. Lee Draycott, Director of Prescot Windows, explains: “A lot of our installations are within conservation areas of Liverpool, meaning any potential changes must go through Liverpool City Council. We’re the only company approved to install in Liverpool’s conservation areas – no easy feat – after many samples going to multiple conservation officers, it was finally accepted! We use Swisspacer for outstanding energy performance and a seamless, high-end finish. We also colour match the frame to replicate the authentic heritage look as much as possible, as requested by the Heritage teams in planning departments.

“Swisspacer comes in a range of attractive colours that really complement the windows. We even had a customer who wanted bi-fold doors with warm edge, in anthracite grey. But when they saw the Swisspacer titanium grey, they had the colour of the doors changed to match the spacer because they liked it so much – you don’t see that happen often! Customers are very interested in energy performance. So we have literature in the showroom explaining thermal output. It’s our job to educate them that warm edge spacers make a big difference to performance– we even have an outdated french window that shows an aluminium Georgian spacer, and for us, it’s a ‘what not to do’ demonstration!” Prescot Windows is a family business that has been established for 40 years. Three generations of the family work in the company, covering everything from customer quotes to fabrication, quality control and installation.