Gowercroft Joinery, based in Alfreton, has won the first ever British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Heritage Project of the Year Award for its complex retrofit of a low energy Victorian listed mews property in West London.
Sponsored by Remmers UK, the Heritage Project of the Year Award was newly-introduced for the 2022 ceremony and recognises the incredible skill and expertise – whether through traditional or modern techniques - that go into restoring and developing period properties. The BWF Awards celebrate the outstanding skills and talent in the woodworking and joinery sector, and the milestone achievements of the past year.
Gowercroft Joinery was selected as the winner of this prestigious award in recognition of its ability to combine the latest technology with details of the past in its retrofit of West London Victorian property, Mews House. Working with Prewett Bizley architects, Gowercroft Joinery supported the remodelling of the property in line with the local conservation area setting, drastically reducing the carbon footprint to better than that of a newly built home. The judges were most impressed by the retrofit’s low U-value which demonstrates a vision for keeping sustainability achievable within conservation projects.