A ‘tropical garden paradise’ with bananas, citrus fruits and a large waterfall pond was the result of a US/UK collaboration in a substantial new-build home in Northern Kentucky beginning with aluminium fabrication by Gloucester-based Mercury Glazing.

The 1,200sqft garden space was manufactured from the Smart Wall system for the main framework, featuring a combination of 100mm and 150mm sections reinforced with steel supports. The aluminium structure was powder coated in RAL9011 Satin black to complement the property.

The project’s windows, fabricated from the Alitherm 600 system, were used as inserts and in higher-level positions within the Smart Wall framework. The windows also incorporated sloping beads to channel water away, which was important given the adverse weather conditions the region can experience.

A unique aspect of the project is the conservatory’s side wall, which stands over 14 feet high and allows the second floor of the property to directly overlook it.

The roof was manufactured by Roof Kits in Yatton, near Bristol and was overseen by the Mercury team.

Installation was by Conservatory Craftsmen of Minneapolis.

Throughout the project, Mercury’s experienced in-house commercial team collaborated closely with Conservatory Craftsmen to ensure all products were manufactured and shipped on time direct to site.

Mercury director Steve Cross said: “This was an exciting project to be involved in and the finished result is superb. The project ran seamlessly and is a testament to the calibre and dedication of the Mercury team.”

The fabricator has created a number of installations for the US, including New York, Florida, Minnesota, Arizona, California, Nevada.



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