Accordial Wall Systems, manufacturers of specialist glazing concepts, are pleased to announce the completion of its largest wintergarden project to date.
Wembley City (WO 1) is part of a large regeneration project located within a stones throw of the famous Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena.
This £41.9m development of private and affordable housing comprising of 286 high-quality residential apartments.
Working in conjunction with PRP Architects (London), and building contractor John Sisk & Son, for Quintain Estates & Development, the project introduces a new dimension in the use of glass for balconies and has helped to harness solar gain, reducing CO2 emissions plus assisting in the acoustic performance within the apartments.
Residents can now enjoy the use of their balconies at all times of the year, providing valuable added usable space, plus having the advantages of energy savings and noise reduction because of the creation of a wintergarden.
Estate Agents confirmed that wintergardens will significantly add more value to each property than they cost to install.
Accordial Wall Systems designed and installed 60 wintergardens to balconies using its exclusive Glassmarte GM Toproll 10/14 system. These were mounted on a prefabricated balustrade with twin and triple tracks ensuring flexible movement of the 10mm toughened/heat-soak glass.
On the north elevation, wintergardens to 24 apartments had full-height Glassmarte Toproll 15/24 with anodised aluminium profiles, straight sliding on twin tracks. Toughened/laminated 21.5 mm glass was used to meet a wind load of 1.84 KN/M2.