New for old
5th February 2019
The Glazerite UK Group has helped Glass Northampton to create a like-for-like replacement for a ‘beautiful but very oldand decaying’ single-glazed conservatory in the village of Long Buckby.
Chris Brown, Managing Director of Glass Northampton, explained: “Our aim was to create an equally stunning and traditional-look glass installation which could fit into the existing space, and give the homeowners a naturally lit room they could use all year round.”
Using white windows and a door in Halo System10, from, Glazerite, Glass Northampton was able to create a bespoke Gable-end uPVC conservatory.
Both Glass Northampton and Glazerite went the extra mile to meet the homeowner’s specific brief for windows which could open fully, fabricating and customising flying mullion-style windows for use in the installation. Tony Frobisher, Office Manager at Glazerite’s East Division, explained: “We came up with the idea of using flying mullions, and securing them with heavy-duty hinges.”
Chris also had the task of fitting the roof into the existing tiles. With the help of Matt Cheetham from Northampton-based Prefix Systems South - who provided the Ultraframe roof - he surveyed the complicated roof structure and worked out how best to fit modern profiles into the old property, which even meant hand cutting onsite.