Behind the scenes on site in March

16 April 2021

Architectural glazing project in collaboration with Otto group in Surrey

It’s hard to believe that we’re already well into April, the first 3 months of the year have flown by with some great projects completed. It’s not always possible to revisit our projects and share the complete transformation, so we thought we’d share some behind the scenes details of recent projects.

Architectural glazing across the South of England

Our recent projects have seen the team crisscrossing the South of England from London, to Surrey and Sussex installing beautiful bespoke architectural glazing for new builds, extensions and renovations.

Each and every project requires specialist technical knowledge to ensure the best glazing solution is specified, designed, delivered and installed to achieve the vision.

Roof glazing specialists

It would be easy to think that all roof glazing is created equally. We can’t stress enough how important is it to work with a specialist supplier to ensure you achieve not only the glazing vision but also to ensure the roof glazing is expertly specified, designed and installed for the exact requirements of the project.

Our roof glazing is installed using a thermally broken frame fitted to the upstand, creating a sleek design and weatherproof seal. For added safety, the glass is laminated; in the highly unlikely event of the glass breaking, the lamination prevents the glass from falling into the area below. 

extra large roof lights in London home by Exact

Our end-to-end project management process means that our expert team are working alongside you throughout your project. From survey, specification and logistics, through to installation and aftercare – you have one dedicated point of contact.

Flat roof lights for London home

For our recent London project, we installed two 3250 x 2250mm Pure Glass Flat Roof Lights – each weighing over 540kg. Our onsite team are highly experienced glass handlers, working with specialist equipment to ensure the installation is smooth and safe.

To safely transport and position the extra-large roof lights, we worked with Lift Assist, using their brand new robotic tracked carrier, combined with the spider crane to safely lift the roof lights into position.

specialist glass handling of extra-large roof lights by Exact

extra large roof lights in position by Exact

Modern glazing in Amberley

With successful projects completed together already, for our project in Amberley we were delighted to work with Steve Davis Developments again. Working with Steve, owner Rosie and architect Jennifer Lewin, timber composite windows and sliding doors were specified to blend seamlessly with the timber-clad extension and renovation design.

Timber composite windows and doors combine two high-quality materials to provide the home with the best of both worlds for your glazing; a warm, natural timber finish interior combined with an aluminium exterior for superior thermal performance and weather resistance.

timber composite sliding doors installed by Exact

The timber composite frame is available in a wide range of configurations, opening functions, hardware and colours to perfectly complement the design aesthetic.

specialist glass handling by Exact

Each project has its unique challenges and in Amberley, it was site access. In a relatively remote location, the onsite team navigated a narrow, muddy pathway to manually transport the glazing from delivery location to site.

Otto Group project in Surrey

The final phase of our collaboration in Surrey with the Otto Group was completed in March. This contemporary new build features over 50 pieces of architectural glazing including floor to ceiling sliding doors, floating corner sliding doors, strip roof lights, up and over roof glazing and much more. 

For more details on this project read our case study.

New build featuring architectural glazing by Exact

Extra-large sliding doors installed by Exact Extra-large sliding doors installed by Exact
corner sliding door configuration by Exact corner sliding doors installed by Exact Architectural Glazing

Phase 1 underway in Ewhurst

We know that planning a new build, renovation or extension takes time. Having been working with our client in Ewhurst for some time as they developed and refined the plans for their new build, we were on site in March for phase 1 of the installation.

Phase 1 includes wrap-around glass – or sometimes it’s known as ribbon glazing. This relatively unusual form of glazing is featured between the roof and wall to create an uninterrupted strip – or ribbon – of glazing. 

ribbon glazing from Exact in Ewhurst

As the build continues, the team will be back on-site to continue the installation of the complete glazing package including an entrance door with sidelight, windows, French and single doors, and two sets of sliding doors, including one corner configuration.

Ewhiurst project with Exact Architectural Glazing

Working with Exact for your complete architectural glazing package could be the right answer for your next project. Our end-to-end project management approach means you liaise with one expert supplier throughout the project, simplifying your project management and creating a smooth process for delivery and installation as the build schedule evolves. The Exact team work with you to manage each stage of the project to meet the needs of the onsite team.

Arrange a consultation to initiate your project with Exact

We want to make sure we are the right fit for you and your project, so we aim to start our projects with an Initial Project Consultation. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your specific needs and explain our full range of glazing systems as well as our approach and expertise. This ensures we can provide you with the products, service and expertise you need.

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