Total Glass rises to the colour challenge for LMH

Date: 29 March 2011
Liverpool-based Total Glass, one of the UK’s leading PVC-U and aluminium fabricators, has helped to transform an ageing multi-storey block of flats with the imaginative use of coloured PVC-U windows and feature glazing.

From the outset, Total Glass worked closely with the project architects and main contractor Mitie Engineering on this major refurbishment contract for its long-established social housing client, Liverpool Mutual Homes.

The PVC-U and aluminium window and door fabricator supplied and installed dark grey on white ‘A’-rated PVC-U windows in 28 flats at Baden House in Liverpool’s Old Swan district. Finished in a RAL 7016 shade, the windows were white inside to maintain a light interior.

Replacing original steel single-glazed windows, the new thermally-efficient and secure frames were inserted into prepared Metsec apertures. These were set into a thermal externally-rendered layer around the entire building to improve its insulation, energy efficiency and sustainability for future generations.

Self-cleaning coated Pilkington glass was also specified for ease of maintenance and window cleaning at the seven-storey building – LMH’s only high-rise accommodation, which is located in a popular and busy part of the city.

Coloured glass in red, blue and purple adds further interest to feature wrap-around windows on the corners of the building. Contrasting with the white rendered external finish, the multi-coloured shades reflect the character of the original 1960s styling.

General updating of the building included the addition of new PVC-U French Doors leading onto steel Juliette balconies, which were also supplied and installed by Total Glass.

The project is part of LMH’s on-going extensive multi-million pound refurbishment programme throughout the city to bring its social housing stock up to the Decent Homes Standard.

For more information, contact Total Glass on 0151 549 2339 or visit the website:

600450 Total Glass rises to the colour challenge for LMH
Date: 29 March 2011

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