The project was far from straight-forward, particularly after Hazlemere Commercial’s installers had exposed the existing structure during construction only to discover a concrete encased steel, whose existence was not possible to identify on survey. However, thanks to having the trust of a very understanding client, Hazlemere Commercial were able to overcome the difficulties thanks to a lot of hard graft and initiative based on over 30 years’ experience and expertise designing, manufacturing and fitting aluminium double glazed window, door and conservatory products.
This glass extension initially involved the fitting of a large new RSJ following the removal of two brick piers, two brick planters and the existing overhanging porch and lobby ceiling. The flat roof above the existing lobby was removed to allow an new double glazed Ultraframe Veranda Roof to fit. When cutting back the existing roof, Hazlemere Commercial’s installers made allowances for creating a 90mm soffit to match the rest of the building, as the new Ultraframe roof was specially designed to fill in-between two existing soffits.
In addition to the Ultraframe aluminium powder coated roof, the other new matching bespoke aluminium fenestration products specified on this project were 100mm wide Hydro Sapa commercial STII double glazed aluminium entrance doors, Sapa commercial aluminium casement side lights, all of which were fitted with argon filled double glazed sealed units with Low “E” toughened safety glass with warm edge spacer bars. The sloping veranda roof glazing was fitted with Pilkington Activ-Clear self-cleaning glass to assist with ease of on-going maintenance.
Hazlemere Commercial then built an insulated floor screed to match the existing finished floor levels. Hazlemere also incorporated the rainwater outlet from the roof within the Veranda roof’s aluminium upright posts, leading to a more aesthetically pleasing, yet highly practical end result (See client’s testimonial below).
Client: Seer Green Baptist Church
Site: Seer Green Baptist Church, Wood Pond Close, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2XG
Building Use: Christian Community Church
Products Used: Sapa Double Glazed Aluminium Casement Windows, Sapa STII Commercial Aluminium Entrance Doors and Ultraframe’s Aluminium Double Glazed Veranda Roof
Contract Value: £48,000 + VAT