Selectaglaze: Helping projects achieve BREEAM ratings

Being more thermally efficient and wasting less energy has become very important, not only on an environmental level, but also economically. Secondary glazing is a well-established method of greatly improving insulation within existing buildings. As the leading specialist in secondary glazing, Selectaglaze has a range of tested products that can Continue reading

Entering an Era of Elegance

Giving the Moderne a contemporary edge while maintaining the tenets of iconic 1930’s design has been realised in the redevelopment of a prestigious London building. No 1 New Oxford Street – formerly known as Commonwealth House – now has an entrance which echoes its proud heritage, combining sleek elegant aesthetics Continue reading

Wrightstyle supplies to new care home

Wrightstyle is shortly to supply advanced glazing systems to a £7.5 million state-of-the-art care home being built by Deeley Construction. Wrightstyle will be installing fire-rated screens and doors at the Woodside Care Village, an inspirational new care home in Warwick which will provide care for 72 older people and people Continue reading

Engineering Kew Garden’s largest refurbishment project

Ramboll’s work as lead designer and conservation engineer concluded as Temperate House, the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse, opened its doors on 5th May. Described as an “architectural wonder and horticulturists’ haven”, the public are once again able to enjoy Temperate House at the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) at Kew, following Continue reading

More ground-breaking innovations from Glasspace…

Sat on a hill side near Penzance, The Grange needed a twist of contemporary living as an addition to the existing family home. The brief was to construct a multi-level clear structure that opened up onto the landscaped hill side, which formed the family garden. Access to the garden with Continue reading

Glazing over our historic past

According to Institute of Civil Engineering statistics, UK construction output is more than £110 billion per annum, contributing some 7% of GDP.  Surprisingly perhaps, about 40% of construction output is related to refurbishment or maintenance projects. That’s certainly true for Wrightstyle which supplies advanced glazing systems internationally for all interior Continue reading

Superior strength, lasting beauty

SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. As well as improved strength and stiffness, other benefits of SentryGlas® include: • Safety: In the event of breakage, glass fragments remain firmly bonded to the interlayer, reducing the Continue reading

Contemporary lightweight stone finish for £2m+ arts building

Aliva UK has honed a distinctive limestone facade that gives a classic, contemporary finish to Cavendish House, a £2.2m refurbishment project for Norwich University of the Arts. Hudson Architects specified lightweight stone cladding with a monolithic look for the five storey building, home to an art gallery and start-up space Continue reading

Glass Bending Excellence by Firman Glass

Toughened Glass Bends Working in conjunction with the flat toughening facility to a maximum flat size of 2850mm wide x 5000mm long. Firman Glass can now offer the Architect, Designer and Contractor a complete service for multiple uses such as balustrades, partitions, shower screens, revolving door enclosures, full height barriers, partitions and shopfronts. Curved Glass can be Continue reading

MFE – Glass Partitioning Specialists

Glass partitioning offers commercial working environments an unparalleled sense of space and privacy whilst creating clean modern interior architecture. At Glass Partitioning MFE we offer clients a diverse range of partitioning solutions. We specialise in the application of glass products in office environments to cater for our client’s needs. With Continue reading

SWA MEMBER TACKLES TOWN HALL REFURBISHMENT

More than 150 old style steel windows have been replaced around the elevations to the Bethnal Green Town Hall in London’s East End by a member of the Steel Window Association, vastly improving the thermal performance as well as the visual appearance of the property.