Category Archives: Glass & Glazing

The attraction of magnetic glass from GX Glass

Gx Glass, is launching MagnX®, a new range of magnetic backpainted toughened glass and dry wipe memo boards. It allows documents to be ‘pinned’ to the glass surface using magnets which adhere to metal backed glass and the glass surface is ideal for writing on with dry erase marker pens.

All the glass and glazing products you will ever need …

CRL are proud to announce their GG2014 Glass and Glazing Catalogue is out now.

Containing over 180 pages of the finest glass industry consumables, it highlights our commitment to providing customers the widest range of products available from stock.

Comar complete new Tesco Superstore

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems; with their approved fabricator Ridgway Architectural Glazing recently completed a new Tesco Superstore in London E4. Have initially been refused planning permission and then re-designed this new Tesco store has now been cited by the local authority and CABE as exemplary.

Refurbishment at Holme Mills, Bedfordshire

Standing on the banks of the River Iver, Holme Mills was first mentioned in the Domesday Book and was one of Bedfordshire’s major producers of animal feed and flour. In the 19th century the Mills suffered two catastrophic fires, presenting the owners, the Jordan family, with the chance to completely rethink their traditional working methods replacing the original millstones with a more efficient metal roller system and the waterwheel with a water turbine in the new four-storey premises.

Pro-Railing™ – the stainless steel handrail component system

The Pro-Railing™ range of components is designed with simplicity of use in mind, providing stunning handrails or balustrades in residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Vistamatic – the only triple glazed privacy vision panels to offer a lifetime guarantee

Vistamatic® vision panels are the most specified secure glazed observation units on the market with manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA. They are the only manufacturer of a triple glazed privacy vision panel to offer a lifetime warranty.

Wrightstyle scores with prestigious Wembley project

Wrightstyle, the leading steel glazing specialist, has completed a prestigious project for the London Borough of Brent’s new Civic Centre, the UK’s first “outstanding” BREEAM rated public building, which opened last month.

Intelligent Glass are grabbing the attention of innovative specifiers, all seeking to use Switchable Smart Glass

Intelligent Glass are grabbing the attention of innovative Architects, Designers and Home and Commercial Space Owners, all seeking to incorporate Switchable Smart Glass into their latest design schemes.

Senior’s on the Case

To aid and inspire specifiers during the design process, Senior’s have launched a portfolio of sixteen diverse case studies of projects recently completed in the UK. Projects range from the Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare to the stunning Marks & Spencer flagship Eco Store at Ellesmere Port.

Stylish and versatile – Unveiling the new Pilkington Oriel Collection

Introducing six new exciting designs to the Pilkington Oriel collection. Pilkington Oriel Cirque™, Linear™, Saturn™, Burdock™, Bay™ Opal and Canterbury™ Opal. These new designs join the ever popular and well established Pilkington Oriel Canterbury™ and Oriel Laurel™ to update and refresh the collection.

New SGGUK website provides eye-pleasing form and powerful function

Saint-Gobain Glass UK Ltd, the company behind market leading low E glass Planitherm and a range of high performance and effective solutions for all glazing requirements, has redeveloped its website to provide a fresh, exciting and easy to use experience.

New College, Swindon

Having been founded in 1984, New College Swindon has expanded to become one of the premier providers of further education in the region. Following a relocation and £10million development programme, it was found that the premises suffered from uncomfortably high temperatures. The Window Film Company was engaged to help.

Intelligent glass systems bring intrigue to Grand Designs Live

Essex Safety Glass (ESG Ltd) certainly injected intrigue at this year’s Grand Designs Live as visitors watched in amazement as the technical glass manufacturer unveiled its full range of Controllable Intelligent Glass Systems.  

Christchurch Harbour Hotel Restaurant and Spa, Mudeford, Dorset

Products from Mumford & Wood’s award-winning Conservation™ range have been specified in the recent renovation of the Christchurch Harbour Hotel Restaurant and Spa in Mudeford, Dorset.

Schott UK offers a comprehensive RIBA approved CPD

Schott UK – Introduction to fire resistant glass & glazing systems. This CPD enables architects & specifiers to gain the knowledge required to select the appropriate fire resistant glass solutions for a building. It provides detailed information about the testing criteria, applications & range of products available.

Selectaglaze at The Coronation Festival

The Coronation Festival, taking place over four days this July in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. This exciting and unique event, hosted by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, will bring together, for the first time, over 200 companies who hold Royal Warrants of Appointment.
Promoting the very best of UK plc, the Festival will celebrate innovation, excellence and industry through trade and craft.

Quality Aesthetic Finish

Komfort has launched a new range of deflection heads for its Polar glazed partitioning range, combating the issue of building movement without compromising on the aesthetic finish.

Climate control glass receives industry praise

Following its debut at EcoBuild, ESG Solarchromic™ Climate Control Glass attracted attention from those looking to minimise solar heat gain during summer months yet maximise it during the winter.

Frameless glass curtains for Manchester United canteen extension

The first-floor canteen at Manchester United’s prestigious Carrington Road training ground HQ has been modernised and significantly extended thanks to a large ‘Clearline’ aluminium sliding/folding door installation designed and installed by Kent-based, glazing construction specialists Frameless Glass Curtains Ltd.

Facade-friendly natural and smoke ventilation with Ultrasky glazed ventilators

Powrmatic’s Ultrasky is a high quality glazed ventilator ideal for natural and smoke ventilation as well as being an excellent source of natural daylight. It has been specifically designed for seamless integration into inclined and vertical glazing systems. Consequently, many architects use Ultrasky as a cost-efficient alternative to roof lights or standard window systems.

ESG Polyvision™ rebrands as ESG Switchable™

Leading glass processor, Essex Safety Glass (ESG) has quite literally ‘switched’ the branding of its ESG Polyvision™ glass range. Now aptly known as ESG Switchable™, the brand instantly reflects the versatility of the high quality LCD privacy glass.

Levolux Leads the way at Brooklands

Velocity is a new £15 million speculative office development in Weybridge, which combines inspirational design with operational efficiency, thanks to a host of cutting-edge features, including an innovative Solar Shading solution from Levolux.

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.

Refurbished Daylighting Aids Swimmers

Stoakes Systems Ltd: The University of Liverpool Sports and Fitness Centre pool, originally built in 1966, has been transformed by using Kalwall to replace the existing single glazed bolted glass assembly. The £2.5 million refurbishment was designed by Atkins.

Lumen sets new standards with the Evo Rooflight

Lumen Rooflight: Lumen Rooflight has launched its stunning new Evo range in response to strong demand for a high quality product with a cutting-edge contemporary design.

Prendergast Vale College, Lewisham, London

Built on the site of the former Lewisham Bridge Primary School, the new Prendergast Vale College has opened for the start of the 2012/2013 academic year. The College is intended for all ages, from nursery though to age 16, with a capacity of 835 made up of 25 full-time nursery, 210 primary and 600 secondary pupils.

Grosvenor House Apartments, Park Lane, London

This £100m refurbishment project has produced a total of 133 “super luxury” short-term rental serviced apartments at one of country’s most prestigious addresses – the Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane. The apartments range from studios to five bedroom penthouses, many with fine views across Hyde Park.   Working on behalf of Jumeirah Living, Main Contractor John Sisk & Son, ensured work was sensitively programmed to minimise disturbance to guests at the Grosvenor House Hotel, which runs alongside and beneath the apartments, and remained fully operational throughout the duration of the works.

CGI International Bolsters UK Specification & Technical Support Team

CGI International, the market-leading fire glass solutions specialist and independent manufacturer of Pyroguard fire glazing products, has expanded its UK technical sales team with the appointment of Paul Wakeling as Project & Specification Manager.

After 17 years in the safety and security industry, Paul has made the transition into the closely related fire glazing sector, where he will work with the UK sales and technical teams to develop the company’s range of specification support tools and provide design guidance direct to specifiers. Field-based, Paul will be responsible for architect and project support nationwide, including the delivery of the Pyroguard and fire glass solutions CPD seminar programme.

Commenting on his new role, Paul said: “The experience gained in safety and security has given me an excellent grounding for working with architects in this specialist area of fire safety glazing. Having previously helped specifiers navigate the technical complexities of product specification, I’m looking forward to bringing this experience to my new role with CGI International.”

Having joined CGI International at the beginning of 2012, Paul has already made in-roads on a number of high profile projects by supporting architects in the correct specification of Pyroguard products for doors, screens and partitions.

A key tool in Paul’s support portfolio is the online Applications and Tests Selector, which equips specifiers with a real-time resource to identify which Pyroguard products are certified for use in specific applications. This includes the market-leading Pyroguard EW range, which offers integrity with radiation control – providing much greater fire protection than lower end E-rated integrity only glass products.

Paul joins CGI International from Gunnebo UK Ltd, where his successful career spanned roles in sales and technical support, including key account management and service & installation manager.

David Jolliffe, Managing Director, CGI International, concludes: “Investment in our technical team and research and development will continue to be a priority for CGI International in 2012. Our Pyroguard range of fire glass solutions is being increasingly specified for major commercial and public sector projects, which is why we are ensuring that the highest levels of technical support are available to specifiers – exactly when they need it.”

The Applications and Tests Selector can be accessed at For further information please contact CGI International on 01942 710720 or email