Behind the scenes on site in July

20 July 2021

6 pan split stack bifold doors installed by Exact

It’s been a typical British summer so far with sunshine and heavy rainfall to contend with, however, our specialist onsite installation team have still been hard at work across the south of England. Whilst we await the full completion of projects, here’s a behind the scenes update from some of our recent projects.

Pure Glass Opening Roof Lantern, Alresford Hampshire

The Pure Glass Opening Roof Lantern is an ultra-modern frameless roof glazing solution. Part of the Pure Glass range, the lantern not only opens up space inside the home but also enhances the external view with its sleek, minimalist design.

Working with a long-term roofing contractor and with a spider crane on hand for the heavy lifting, the 2690mm x 1490mm lantern was smoothly installed onto the roof of the family home.

Exact pure glass opening roof lantern pure glass opening roof lantern installed by Exact

For this project, electric opening configuration was specified to allow the homeowners the ultimate in versatile ventilation and temperature control. This opening roof lantern features toughened, SN70 solar control, self-cleaning (Ritec), argon filled glass. To understand more about the importance of roof glazing specifications, read our recent article

FD85 Bifold Doors, South Downs National Park

Did we mention heavy showers? Our beautiful South Downs National Park project, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, was a rather soggy installation. Our clients, who are renovating their summer house, initially chose sliding doors, however during the Initial Project Consultation and subsequent specification stage, decided that they wanted to be able to completely open both sides – so two sets of FD85 bifold doors were installed.

Bifold doors are a versatile option, as the opening configuration can be tailored to the exact needs, location, and space available for each project. For this summer house, the 6 pane, 5474mm x 2115mm bifold set at the front is a traditional outward opening, however, the stack is then split, with 3 panes opening to the left and 3 panes opening to the right. This configuration allows the central 2 panes to function as French doors, providing easy access without needing to completely open the full bifold stack each time.

If you are researching your next project and looking at glazed door styles, this article may help you understand the benefits of the sliding and bifold systems and which one is the most suitable.

Hampshire roof lantern installations

Two of our Hampshire projects feature the Aluminium Roof Lantern. In Liphook, our clients chose the contemporary style roof lantern; this style features four panes of glass to create a stunning centrepiece. The 3000mm x 2000mm lantern features an Anthracite Grey (RAL7016M) frame with Toughened, Active Neutral Solar Control, Self-Cleaning, Argon filled glass, to provide optimum safety and temperature control.

In Alresford, the classic style Aluminium Roof Lantern was specified; this style features more individual panes of glass combined with aluminium bars to achieve a larger span and a timeless design. The 5050mm x 2250mm lantern was installed over a new living area, where the team will be installing a set of bespoke composite aluminium sliding doors with electrical opening, later in the summer.

 aluminium roof lanterns installed in Hampshire by Exact

L: Contemporary style Aluminium Roof Lantern. R: Classic style Aluminium Roof Lantern

Twickenham bifold door installation

In Twickenham, we installed a set of 4270mm x 2286mm bifold doors with 4 panes. Traditionally, bifold door configurations tend to feature an odd number of panes to allow for a traffic or pass door, which functions as a standard door and provides easy access without needing to open the complete stack. The bifold stack opens outward to the right for this project and features a traffic door on the left.

The FD85 bifold system, as featured in this project, is precision engineered and features some of the slimmest sightlines in the industry, at just 105mm. Find out more about this bifold system here.

Discover our bifold door range

Are you ready to start your next project?

Most of our projects start with an Initial Project Consultation, where we take the time to listen and fully understand the needs of the project. Working with the project team from the early stages of planning allows us to add our extensive expertise to the overall project and outcome. With one specialist glazing partner for your project, you have just one point of contact for your complete architectural glazing package.

Get in touch today to find out more about our end-to-end project management approach and how we can work with you on your next project. Call 01428 745255 or book your Initial Project Consultation here

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