The aim behind the development of the Genesis Vertical Slider was simple: to create a window that could become a viable alternative to timber windows in Grade II listed and conservation area buildings. Two years on, that’s exactly what has happened. The Genesis Vertical Slider is regularly being accepted for use in heritage buildings where previously timber would have been the only option, including Grade II listed and conservation area properties.
While it’s hardly surprising given the level of acceptance it has achieved amongst planning officers, the first thing that strikes you about the Genesis VS is just how authentic it looks. There are two key reasons for this. The first is the use of traditional timber jointing methods on the frame and sash rather than the usual 45 degree PVC-U weld. The second is the full range of heritage colours and woodgrain foil finishes that replicate the traditional appearance of timber rather than the high sheen finish usually associated with PVC-U.
These key features are complemented with other carefully-considered touches of authenticity. The window uses elegant high security Acorn cam locks, sash buttons and other complementary hardware in various traditional or contemporary finishes. It has a deep bottom sash rail, run-through sash horns and colour coordinated pile seals as standard. A wide range of authentic milled Georgian Astragal bars designs are also available in the full range of heritage colours and woodgrain foil finishes.
Despite the window’s heritage appearance, the Genesis VS is very much a modern window. It is as easy to fit as any other PVC-U vertical slider. It has a tilt open facility for easy cleaning and is capable of achieving window energy rating (WER) of A, B and C.
The combination of craftsmanship and innovation mean the Genesis VS is the most authentic vertical slider on the market. So if you don’t think PVC-U can be accepted in Grade II listed or conservation area buildings, think again. And if you’re specifying PVC-U vertical sliders in a heritage building, remember: accept no other imitations. The Genesis VS is the real PVC-U alternative to timber.