Accreditation for slimline units

The Original Glass Company (part of the Holloseal Group) has achieved EN1279 Parts 2 and 3 for its Slimseal Heritage Units, and is the only company in the UK to have achieved a pass with krypton gas, the company said.

“We’re obviously delighted that The Original Glass Company is one of only two companies in the UK to hold full accreditation to EN 1279 in our own right on low sightline units,” Fraser Nicol, managing director of The Original Glass Company, said. “The heritage marketplace is very niche so you don’t find many volume manufacturers in that environment because of the complexity of the products.

“We’ve been involved in some fantastic heritage projects over recent years including the £10 million University of Cambridge refurbishment project which has led the way in terms of how the construction industry approaches upgrading historic buildings to meet modern day performance criteria.

“We have partnered with CENSolutions for nearly 15 years now and that partnership has been absolutely successful. Over the course of time we have extended our scope of certification to cover more and more products and as we are now moving more into the architectural market, we are extending things further with EN 14449, EN 1863 and EN 14179 for laminated, heat strengthened and heat soaked glasses.”