Planning was not a problem when a resident of one of Yorkshire’s best-known seaside conservation areas chose to replace timber windows with PVC-U. In fact, once the planners had seen frame samples, it was put through on the nod without even needing a formal planning application.

It comes as no surprise also that neighbours of the house, beside Scarborough’s Victorian Esplanade, had not realised that the new windows and French doors were not timber.

The frames were in the Residence9 system fabricated by The Glazerite UK Group Ltd and the result, in white foil finish was ‘a dream job’ according to Sales Manager, Barry Smith.

“It was the first R9 installation in this area” he said. “It’s also generated a lot of interest from neighbouring properties, especially in and around the Conservation Area.

“When the owner first came to us, he was looking at vertical sliders in another system but immediately changed his mind when he saw the Residence9. It was easily the closest thing to the timber he was replacing and the result speaks for itself, a dream job.

Glazerite added Residence9 to its already extensive portfolio in 2014 and, according to Group Director Jason Thompson, the Scarborough installer’s reaction was far from unusual. “This system is quite unlike anything else on the market. There are certain locations where nothing else will do, so only an installer who can supply it will get the job.

He continued: “This is a typical example of why we strive to offer one of widest choices of systems and materials, so that the installer has something to answer every customer’s needs, with the ease of a single source for everything.”

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