The classical character of a traditional Lancashire civic building has been restored with Heritage Vertical Sliders manufactured by Glazerite Windows Ltd.

The windows, installed at Chorley Town Hall by Bolton-based CarMan Plastics, were designed to replicate the existing rotten and unrepairable timber sashes using traditional features such as deep bottom rails, continuous sash horns and white woodgrain.

“The hardest part of the job was matching all the windows,” said CarMan Managing Director Manny Beattie, “They wanted to replicate the old windows as closely as they could, even some that were arched, but Glazerite came up with the right windows and the customer is very pleased with them.”

He added: “We’ve been buying from Glazerite for a couple of years now and they are brilliant; we’ve never had any problems at all.”

Chorley Borough Council will not only be saving on heating bills with the ‘A’ Rated PVC-U windows but there was an added cost saving as the building was already scaffolded for other maintenance work that was going on at the same time.

Glazerite’s Peter Smith said: “We have supplied a number of commercial contracts for CarMan so we were very happy that we were able to help again. Matching the old frames proved quite a challenge but we were able to meet that challenge and with all the benefits that come with the VEKA VS system.”

Glazerite is VEKA’s largest trade fabricator in the UK as well as a long-standing Network VEKA member. It offers a fully nationwide service based on manufacturing units in Northants and Greater Manchester as well as its South West distribution hub in Bristol serving South Wales and The West of England.