Our business at Wrightstyle is the design, fabrication and installation of advanced glazing systems, for new build, refurbishment or heritage glazing projects.
Such is our reputation that our systems can be found in buildings from the UK to the USA, and from Saudi Arabia to New Zealand.
It’s a mark of the trust our customers have in us when it comes to specifying the very best.
Much of our work involves the design and fabrication of systems for new build projects.
However, many are about preserving our heritage, mostly involving Listed buildings.
Strangely, the total number of listed buildings isn’t known. That’s because a single entry on the National Heritage List for England (NHLE) can cover, for example, a row of terraced houses.
However, it’s estimated that there are around 500,000 listed buildings or structures on the NHLE. Those structures cover everything from Stonehenge to The Beatles’ Abbey Road pedestrian crossing.
When alterations are permitted, or when listed buildings are repaired or maintained, the owners are often required to use specific materials or techniques.
That’s where we come in because we have the technical and design expertise to work with national heritage bodies and planning departments.
We understand the importance of replacing old windows with systems that can be made to look like the original.
For example, we recently completed a major back-to-the-future heritage glazing project in London.
This involved the conversion of a 5-storey 18th century commercial building between Marylebone Road and Baker Street into a residential property.
The challenge was to respect the design of the building’s 60 external windows, while upgrading the external envelope to meet modern thermal and acoustic standards.
The solution was to use slimline heritage thermally broken windows in a secondary glazing configuration. This complemented the restored external sash windows.
We also recently completed a refurbishment in King William Street in London (main picture). This involved heritage glazing on bronzed double and single doors.
Our heritage glazing was also used on another prestigious London project (pictured below). This was in the heart of the capital’s West End theatre land.
We supplied some 280m2 of our SR60 system, for over 95 different frame assembles. These comprised fire rating specifications of either EI60 or E60.
Our product ranges aren’t therefore only suitable for modern buildings. They’re suitable also for historic projects.
So, while the advanced glazing market may be driven by new build developments, refurbishing the past is also important.
Picture: © Nicholas Worley – courtesy of Ben Adams (with thanks to www.squarebrook.com)