Glass Northampton recently replaced a conservatory in Northampton with help from fabricator Glazerite.
Chris Brown, managing director of Glass Northampton, said: “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 Glazerite, Glass Northampton was able to create a bespoke gable-end PVCU conservatory.
Both Glass Northampton and Glazerite met the homeowner’s specific and unusual brief for windows that could open fully, fabricating and customising flying mullion-style windows for use in the installation.
Tony Frobisher, office manager at Glazerite’s east division, said: “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 – which 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.
“However unusual a job, we always aim to support our installers,” Tony said. “Glass Northampton has done a fantastic job of blending in the original features of the house with the new conservatory. It looks stunning.”