PVC-U’s perfectly suited to Pembrokeshire conservation area

Long-standing Network VEKA member, and VEKA customer of more than 25 years, Gardinia (West Wales Ltd) has completed a contract to replace the timber windows of a traditional cottage with PVC-U, in the national park conservation area of St Davids.

St Davids, on the South West Welsh Coast, is Britain’s smallest city and was designated as a conservation area by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in 1972.

Narbeth-based Gardinia has been operating throughout Pembrokeshire and West Wales for more than 30 years and is well respected in the local area.

Director David Morris explained how they were chosen for the project:

“We were selected to carry out the work based on our reputation and the fact that we were able to offer a PVC-U window which looked virtually indistinguishable from the timber originals.

“The Park authority was prepared to allow PVC-U instead of timber, provided the traditional style of the home would be maintained. Thanks to VEKA’s high spec Vertical Slider with mock sash horns we could achieve the slim sightlines and traditional ‘look’ of traditional painted timber, with all the modern benefits of PVC-U.

“We replaced all the windows in the house, front and back, and the owner is delighted with the finished job and happy to recommend us. She has since had a residential rear door installed too.

“We’ve already received considerably more work and future orders in the area as a result.”