Jersey is well-known for its picture-postcard appearance and the beautiful period charm of its properties. So when a traditional Jersey cottage needed its windows replacing, Millennium Windows turned to Bison’s Genesis VS for the answer.
Martyn Haworth of Bison Frames said, “Our customer Millennium Windows came to us because they had a contract to replace ageing timber sliding sash windows on a period cottage. Their customer wanted to use PVCu for the thermal efficiency and low maintenance benefits, but didn’t want to compromise on the aesthetics. The Genesis VS provided the perfect solution. The island’s planning department is notoriously strict, but as the Genesis VS has been used on Grade II listed and conservation area properties elsewhere in the UK we were confident they would have no objections to its use and we were right.”
Millennium Windows replaced all 14 of the cottage’s windows with the Genesis VS. Each one had a Chartwell Green foiled exterior and a white interior. The finished result has transformed the cottage and given it a new lease of life, not to mention made it more thermally efficient and easier to maintain.
Bison’s Genesis VS was developed to provide a PVCu alternative to timber windows on heritage, conservation area and Grade II listed buildings. And as Martyn says, the system’s carefully developed authentic aesthetics mean that planning departments up and down the country are proving more than happy to accept it in such buildings.
The Genesis VS is manufactured using traditional jointed methods rather than welds and has a low sheen finish rather than the high shine traditionally associated with PVCu. The frames feature an external Ovolo weather bar, run through sash horns and a deep bottom sash rail as standard, while high security Acorn cam locks and sash buttons provide peace of mind as well as add to the period looks. Combined with the fact the system can achieve a WER rating of A, it means it offers traditional looks with no compromise on modern thermal efficiency benefits.
The planning department of the States of Jersey is just the latest in a long list of councils that are happy to accept the Genesis VS as an alternative to timber. But with such an outstanding list of advantages, is it any wonder the Genesis VS is proving as popular as it is?