Bespoke Design and Contemporary Glazing Solutions
Often our clients have very specific requirements in relation to their glazing solutions, it may be that they need to match the current windows in a property or they may require a radical contemporary glazing solution for specific design parameters, in many of these situations there is not a standard format that meets their requirement.
With our advanced manufacturing capabilities we are able to offer a complete bespoke design and project solution service for all manner of screening and glazing situations. Our machining facility allows us to either adapt standard stock sections of materials or create entirely new sections; this enables us to undertake projects that other companies would not entertain.
The spectrum for these works is considerable, in the past we have made exact replicas of windows and glazing armatures up to a thousand years old using the traditional methods that were originally used, and at the other end of the spectrum we have manufactured contemporary glazing screens from specialist materials and glazing materials that push the limits of 21st century engineering.
The bespoke service is not just limited to the visual appearance of the product; other solutions required from our clients have been sound or light insulation, specialist airflow requirements for the preservation of medieval glass, UV protection for historic artefacts and challenges of engineering feasibility in order to maintain design parameters.
The service starts with full consultation with clients or their agents; requirements, feasibility, practicality and costs and all taken into account when providing the solution, in some circumstances samples are manufactured and testing carried out.
The design brief on this project was to create secondary glazing armatures so that the museums stained glass collection could start to be put back in place having been removed from the windows in the Second World War for its protection.
The new armatures needed to ensure that the glass could be viewed in its entirety whilst maintaining the sight lines of the outer window. Airflow through and around the frame was also required in order to protect the glass from thermal variations.
The design brief for this project was to create internal contemporary screens and office partition for a recording studio in the centre of London, the design was based on an industrial theme but taking into account the sound insulation requirements.
Manufacture of secondary glazing armatures for a commissioned set of stained glass windows celebrating the industries and history of Britain. Note how the inner frames are manufactured to follow the intricate detail of the stained glass panels and how the whole frames are hinged to allow opening for cleaning and airflow.