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Winter Glazing Repair

Is your Glazing Ready For Winter?

Tail end of atlantic hurricanes, driving rain, freezing temperatures! These represent the onset of winter and a difficult time of year for your long suffering glazing system. Regardless of how well designed or built your glazing is, this mechanical onslaught will eventually take its toll.

Commercial glazed buildings in particular can be at considerable risGlazing Repairk due to the fact they are generally taller and often surrounded by other large structures.

Edge effects and negative pressures can combine to silently dislodge seals/fixings and pressure caps and open the glazing system up to the elements. Due to the inaccessible nature of most commercial glazing, this process can go undetected for years, and only be discovered when its too late sometimes resulting in major financial loss and expensive disruption to business operations.

If you don’t want to take that risk, here is a simple, cheap solution. A competent qualified company can carry out a full structural report to identify all areas of existing and potential issues with your glazing. They will then produce a detailed maintenance plan which could be as simple as a seal service or more comprehensive remedial work if required.

The unique Anglia High Level Glazing Inspection Report has proven time and time again to save clients time and money. We now make it even easier for clients by offering a free inspection service, so now there is no excuse not to ensure that your glazing is secure against the rigors of the British winter!

Student Accommodation Glazing Repair

Glazing Leak Repair

As part of our contract with this UK wide student accommodation provider we were this week instructed to conduct the controlled removal of a high level damaged double glazed unit and replacement with new.
Glazing Refurbishment
For these works to be conducted, our projects team had to secure a pavement closure so access to the glazed building face was possible. 

Glazing Refurbishment
Utilising a combination of scissor lifts and mini-crane with suction lifting equipment our high level access team commenced with the controlled removal of the fractured double glazed unit, before lifting and installing the new unit. Works were conducted out of hours to ensure minimal disruption to the building tenants and surrounding tenants.

If you have a high level damaged unit in need of replacement and want to discuss your options with the UK’s leading Commercial Glazing Refurbishment company, speak to a member or our team on speak to a member of our team on 0207 206 2493

Atrium Glass Refurbishment

Atrium Glazing Refurbishment

If you have a Glazed Atruim at your location which needs glazing repairs it is important to employ a Glazing Repair and Maintenance company with extensive experience in repairing, cleaning, maintaining and replacing glazing panels in difficult locations.

Atrium glazing primarily occurs at height well above the office or factory floor, so an experienced company such as Anglia High Level Glazing is required as they have the procedures in place to minimise disruption to your business and its operations and production schedule.

Our book of work includes large factories, processing plants, head offices, shopping centres, and we can replace single glass units as well as huge banks of glazing, both regular and specialised.

Anglia High Level Glazing have continued to incorporate the latest techniques and specialized equipment used to carry out installations and repairs in difficult circumstances, both at height and in the presence of other workers and projects, meaning we can repair your glazing while you continue your day to day operations, so far as is safely possible.

Glazing Refurbishment Specialists

As Glazing Refurbishment Specialists, Anglia High Level Glazing technicians have been providing maintenance and repair services for glazing installations at the highest quality for over 20 years.

As well as glazed commercial or industrial structures, Our services can also include maintenance of other glazed architectural features such as glass
roofing, curtain walls, rooflights , glazed canopies, glazed entrances, windows, and doors.

Maintenance for certain buildings are not simply a matter of upkeep, but is essential due to the role they play in their communities such as hospitals, schools, banks, and universities. Due to this it is important the responsibility for the maintenance is entrusted to qualified and tested companies like Anglia High Level Glazing.

Anglia High Level Glazing technicians are experienced, and trained to high standards. Their work is designed to protect any glazed structure against defects and leaks to a guaranteed quality. The services we offer include overhauling and repairing drainage systems and remedial solutions for all
associated gutter systems, as well as renewing seals.

No buildings’ glazing repairs are considered too challenging for us due to the years of experience gained working in high or restrictive environments. Meticulous planning and safety measures are always employed.

We offer a no strings attached inspection service which enables us to both put clients minds at rest knowing their structure is safe and dry, and also identify potential defects which could lead to future problems.

Contact our office today to arrange an initial inspection.

North London Glass Changes

Anglia High Level Glazing were initially instructed to conduct a full condition report on this commercial buildings glazing systems to include full audited water tests of the refurbished buildings overhead atria.

A typical glazing inspection will encompass an assessment of the system components including –

  • All glass to include glazed units and single panels inclusive
  • All structural and ancillary fixings;
  • All bar-work including transom and mullion bars and interfaces thereof;
  • All gasketry and weather seals
  • Testing and inspection of all window opening mechanisms
  • All silicone seals and associated weather flashings
  • Associated building interfaces
  • System Pressure plates and Cover Caps

Our inspection identified a number of issues, from fractured overhead glazing, condensated DGU’s, leak ingress to flashing details and a number of issues to the operability of the aluminium window systems onsite.

A detailed report was then submitted to the client. This included a photographic record of all defects founds; Health and Safety implications reported and graded; projection and costing of the existing and  future issues and remedial advice given, with priority categorisation for action and budget consideration.

Our client subsequently instructed us to carry out a number of remedial repair works to include 12 No DGU replacements, window refurbishment works to all aluminium openers, full cleaning of all overhead glazing and additional sealing operations to areas affected by leak ingress.

Glass replacements here came with their own unique challenge. Each DGU was housed within a full wrap around frame – meaning each casement required full removal and disassembly onsite. Existing bracketry was found to be insufficient during pre-lim therefore new, heavy duty metalwork was designed, manufactured and installed to ensure all units could be re-instated safely and within the mansard glazing’s weight loading parameters.

North London Glass Changes

By upgrading the existing system we provided our client with a warranted new system, a cost effective solution to our clients initial headache.

Anglia High Level Glazing once again proved our worth to our main contractor client. By carrying out an initial inspection all elements of required works could be detailed, priced, agreed and scheduled fully without the later headache and cost uplift cursory surveys can create.