Category Archives: Glass & Glazing

Using box rooflights for communal outdoor space

Vintry Court is a building development providing four stories of residential homes. The development utilises a box roof light for access to a communal roof top terrace in order to make the most of limited space, as well as to enhance the sense of community in the Bermondsey’s London Bridge Quarter building.


Sektor, the exclusive brand to CCF that’s synonymous with professional interior solutions, has expanded and strengthened its offering through the launch of a glazing, blinds and graphics range.

Rooflights for natural light

Using rooflights to make the most of natural light

Broombank is a RIBA award winning new build house designed by SOUP architects, situated on the edge of River Alde in Suffolk.

The balance between nature and architecture

The brief, as stated by SOUP, was to ‘create a relaxed contemporary house within a reconsidered, “natural” landscape that blurred the site boundaries to its neighbours and adjoining marshland’. The location therefore remained a strong focal point throughout the entire project, with each aspect of the build designed to accentuate the stunning views of ‘outstanding natural beauty’.

Q-railing presents world records at glasstec 2014

Make sure you do not miss the launch of the most brilliant glass railing of all time: Easy Glass® Pro by Q-railing. A glass railing system has never been installed faster. Glass installation without screws, bolts or scaffolding. And that is just one of the world records to experience live at glasstec.

Senior in Top Form at FIT Show

Glazing systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is celebrating a hugely successful FIT Show, with its existing systems and exciting new product developments receiving a positive reception from the industry.

Senior, under its residential brand Homes by Senior, previewed its aesthetically innovative, performance-focused SF52 curtain walling system at the show, along with its environmentally-focused Pure window system. SF52 will have its official launch in July, while Pure is set to launch in the near future.

West Bridgford Library, Nottingham

Windows are an important architectural element of a building but those with single glazing provide minimal thermal insulation, poor acoustics and little security. Secondary glazing can provide a discrete and practical solution to these issues and is very suited to Traditional or Listed buildings. This is especially important for Libraries as they need to offer a haven of peace, quiet and comfort.

Grade II Listed Liverpool Road properties, London

Born in 1837, Samuel Lewis was to become famous and well respected throughout Great Britain as a financier and philanthropist. He began his working life at the age of thirteen, selling steel pens; later he opened a jeweller’s shop before becoming a financier and one of the country’s wealthiest men. Upon his death in 1901 he left an endowment of £670,000 (equivalent to £30m at today’s values) to set up a charitable trust to provide housing for the poor.

Senior Architectural Systems To Exhibit At The Build Show

Preparations are ramping up as pioneering building and construction exhibition, The Build Show, announces that Senior Architectural Systems (SAS) will be exhibiting at next year’s show.

The fenestration systems designer and manufacturer, which supplies a range of window, door, curtain walling and glazing systems across a multitude of sectors, will showcase its ever-evolving selection of innovative offerings, including its timber and aluminium composite Hybrid system.

Castleford Academy, Yorkshire

Jade Windows has completed a large project at Castleford Academy which saw the establishment self-fund a two phase refurbishment of windows, doors and a fully glazed corridor.

GEZE UK releases glass fittings product guide

The UK’s leading door and window control system manufacturer, GEZE UK, has released a new illustrated product guide and price list for its comprehensive range of glass fittings.

Senior Predicts Boost For Secondary Glazing Systems

Glazing systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems has predicted a rise in the sales of secondary glazing systems this year, with the high performance product increasingly being specified in the hotel sector.

Due to changes in Building Regulations, Standards and Codes of Practice over the years, secondary glazing systems are increasingly being specified to improve the quality of accommodation which guests receive, especially at hotels near busy transport links such as airports and motorways.

Living Planet Centre, Woking

Glazing systems from leading architectural aluminium system supplier Kawneer were used on the new headquarters of the World Wildlife Fund for many reasons, not least their ability to enable savings in terms of energy and impact on the environment.

Keep it quiet; Pilkington Optiphon™ awarded the Quiet Mark

Pilkington Optiphon™ has been granted the seal of approval by Quiet Mark the international mark of approval from the Noise Abatement Society Charitable Foundation.

Launched in 2012, Quiet Mark supports technological innovation for quieter products and awards a stamp of approval to products or schemes that minimise noise. Products that have been awarded the purple Q stamp of approval include kettles, blenders, hairdryers and washing machines, hotels, silent musical instruments and now glazing.

Northwick Park Hospital

Having been established in 1998, The Window Film Company have developed the experience, infrastructure and processes to be able to deal with large scale projects. This ability was called upon by Northwick Park Hospital, who required an application of almost 2,500 square metres of safety film.

Durham Cathedral

As part of a multi-phase redevelopment at Durham Cathedral, TORMAX was specified by architectural glass specialists, OAG and architects Purcell, to install two contemporary automatic glass swing doors to provide clear access to the new Cathedral shop and restaurant. Helping maintain the heritage of these vaulted undercrofts, TORMAX used their concealed iMotion 1301 operators. Located within the floor space, the operators have almost no working parts to wear out, delivering enhanced reliability and life expectancy, coupled with reduced on-going maintenance.

Selectaglaze On Track

Selectaglaze has been the leading designer of acoustic secondary glazing systems since 1966 and has been working on a Framework agreement with Crossrail and Network Rail since 2011 to provide sound insulation in line with statutory requirements.

Senior Expands Literature Range

Fenestration systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is continuing to invest in its range of literature, having published three brand new product brochures.

The glazing systems specialist has introduced new marketing materials focusing on BREEAM – the environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings – and to showcase its window and door systems.

MEATmarket, Covent Garden

Royal Warrant Holder Selectaglaze Ltd., is best known as the UK’s foremost designer and manufacturer of bespoke secondary glazing systems, having in the past 45 years worked in many of the country’s most famous and historic buildings.

Celebrating 20 years at The Building Centre

To mark Selectaglaze’s twenty years at The Building Centre the company is hosting a CPD and Networking Event.

This daytime event will include refreshments and give participants the opportunity to mingle and socialise with industry colleagues and present an opportunity to view Selectaglaze’s permanent Exhibition Stand.

Clearview glass balconies take on new film role

NEACO’s Clearview glass Juliet balconies are renowned for providing an unobstructed outlook, but an office conversion project at Stirling House in Northampton required the opposite effect with a bespoke specification incorporating an orange privacy film on the toughened glass panels.

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain: A world leading manufacturer of fire glass for the building sector

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is a world leading manufacturer of fire glass for the building sector. With over 30 years of specialised experience, we have built a solid reputation for delivering cost effective, multifunctional glass of exceptional quality and effectiveness.

External condensation? The answer is here!

Introducing Pilkington Anti-condensation Glass. By keeping the outer surface of the glass warmer, this latest innovation solves a common problem with Insulated Glass Units – external condensation – giving homeowners a clearer view.

Pilkington energiKare™ Advantage joins successful energy-efficient glazing range

Introducing Pilkington energiKare™ Advantage – the brand new IGU by the NGS Group which achieves triple glazing performance with only two panes of glass. Designed for applications requiring an optimised Ug value the new product combines hard coated Pilkington K Glass™ OW on surface 4 with Pilkington Optitherm™ S1 Plus on surface 2 – to reach a remarkable U-value of just 0.9 W/m2K.

Senior’s diversity evident at Pannelcroft

Glazing systems designer and manufacturer, Senior Architectural Systems, has provided all aluminium door and window systems at a recently completed Birmingham-based Extra Care Charitable Trust residential development.

New Website Gives Clear View Of Promat Securiglass Products And Services

Promat UK has annouced the launch of a new website which gives full details of the wide range of fire-resistant glazing, security, blast-resistant and safety glass available from its Promat Securiglass division. The move follows Promat’s recent acquisition of Yorkshire-based C3S Securiglass, which has long been one of the UK’s leading suppliers in this area.

Diamond Quality Daylight

Diamond Hall, part of the University of Ulster’s Coleraine campus was completed in 1974. Nearly 40 years later, the University authorities decided to address its failings by appointing architects Samuel Stevenson & Sons to undertake major refurbishment.

GEZE UK releases glass fittings product guide

The UK’s leading door and window control system manufacturer, GEZE UK, has released a new illustrated product guide and price list for its comprehensive range of glass fittings.

Danbury Mission Evangelical Church, Essex

Working with architects Allen Associates and contractor Brooks & Wood, partitioning experts Style was specified to create flexible space in the Danbury Mission Evangelical Church, encouraging a multitude of activities to take place every week including services, teachings and community events.

BetweenGlassBlinds™ versatile, stylish means of privacy and observation

BetweenGlassBlinds™ offer a versatile and stylish means of privacy and observation on a small, medium or large scale – brought to you by Vistamatic®, a leading manufacturer of glazed vision panels.

The best of both worlds with Pilkington Activ SunShade™

The latest high performance addition to the ever popular self-cleaning range from NSG Group, manufacturer of Pilkington glass in the UK, has recently been unveiled. A dual coated combination of the online Pilkington Activ™ with offline Pilkington SunShade™, not previously available in the UK.