Green glass for listed building

When Solihull based architects Hasker Architects were designing a contemporary new glass facade office extension attached to a listed building, finding a satisfactory solution for the proposed glazing proved difficult until they consulted AGC Glass UK.

The requirement was to build a highly reflective green, fully glazed structure to provide additional office accommodation at Meriden Hall, between Coventry and Meriden, which has Grade 2* listed status, and the architect specified AGC’s enhanced solar control Stopsol glass in Classic Green.

Available in a combination of three different reflective coatings and large range of coloured glass as well as clear glass, Stopsol pyrolytic coated glazing offers a high level of privacy thanks to its highly reflective qualities.

Stopsol also delivers good light and energy performances, ensuring the comfort of people inside the building and reducing year-round energy costs due to its low solar factor, making it ideally suited to exterior applications such as facades and windows for office and residential buildings.

The high performance IG units called for around 1,000m2 of 8mm Stopsol Classic Green pos 2 toughened and HST + 12.8 1.0 low-e laminated glass, all of which were manufactured by Euroview Architectural Glass.

The flatness and uniformity of the glazing was attributed to Euroview’s Glaston FC500 furnace with iLook Quality Measuring System.

Jeff Scoffham at Hasker Architects said: “We found the service and technical backup provided by AGC to be first class and the new glass office accommodation exceeded our client’s expectations.”

Daniel Harrendence at Euroview Architectural Glass said: “We worked closely with AGC throughout the contract, from the manufacture of samples for the architects through to production of the IGUs for the project, and are very pleased that all parties involved are delighted with the striking end result.”