Glass Structures completed works for a new structural roof glazing system for a six-storey office building.
• Structural roof glazing
• Walk-on glass floor
• Architectural metalwork
• Replace plastic roof
Key challenges that were faced included:
• Complex and logistically difficult installation methodology.
• Totally bespoke glass and steel design – no proprietary products
• Extremely challenging programme dates
• Triple glazed solar control panels
• Units structurally bonded to stainless steel frame using 'Dow Corning' structural two part silicone.
Working with the architect at planning stage, Glass Structures Limited submitted a pc sum to the client for the required works. They were appointed to the project and worked with the architect to come up with some provisional designs.
Glass Structures attended a site meeting to undertake a 3D survey. They then proceeded to produce 3D drawings to ensure the design of the triple glazed units would work with the fall of the steel. Having provided full structural calculations, they started the manufacturing process. Having craned the glass onto the roof area, their fully trained structural glazing operatives manually manoeuvred the units into position.
Fully complete, the project looks highly impressive and has made the clients and architects vision a reality. The glazing allows natural light to flood the building enhancing productivity within the offices.
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