When a customer approached Glass Northampton Ltd for help to replace an aging conservatory in the Northamptonshire village of Long Buckby, the installer knew the job would require a bespoke service and the help of a supportive fabricator like the Glazerite UK Group Ltd.
Chris Brown, Managing Director of Glass Northampton, explains: “The homeowner was looking for an existing conservatory to be replaced, like-for-like. The structure was beautiful but very old, decaying, and single-glazed.
“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 from Halo System10, sourced from their fabricator partner, Glazerite, Glass Northampton was able to create a bespoke Gable-end uPVC conservatory. Chris adds: “It is low maintenance, and combines energy efficiency and high security with the versatility and aesthetics Halo is known for.”
Both Glass Northampton and Glazerite went the extra mile to meet the homeowner’s specific and unusual 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, explains: “We came up with the idea of using flying mullions, and securing them with heavy-duty hinges.”
Chris also had the delicate 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.
Glazerite’s Tony says of the week-long installation: “However unusual a job, we always aim to support our installers. Glass Northampton has done a fantastic job of blending in the original features of the house with the new conservatory - it looks stunning.”