ESG and Origin Architectural help customer enjoy the view

A Roof With A View – thanks to ESG and Origin Architectural

ESG and Origin Architectural help customer enjoy the view

In a highly successful collaboration between ESG and Origin Architectural, the owner of a prestigious private property is now enjoying panoramic views of the Essex countryside from the first-floor balcony of a stunning balustrade created using ESG Tufflam glass.

The owner of this luxury house turned to Origin Architectural, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of the balustrade and glass hardware products, to provide a bespoke balustrade with no top handrail, to minimise interruption of the surrounding vista. Origin Architectural in turn consulted ESG, both parties agreeing that in order to comply with Building Regulations, the balustrade should be constructed using 17.5mm toughened laminated glass from ESG’s Tufflam™ range.

As the client did not wish to have a handrail, Origin Architectural and ESG recommended that the channel system, which was fully tested in advance, should be installed first, so that pinpoint accurate glass sizes could then be confirmed and ordered from ESG.

With the channel tested to 0.74Kn, the required line load test for a domestic balcony at height, the channel was ready to receive the glass panels. The customer wanted a rapid turnaround, which included sign off by Building Control. ESG created drawings for both Origin Architectural and the customer to approve and submit to Building Control. Overall balustrade height was 1100mm from the bottom of the profile to the top of the glass panels.

Once plans were agreed, Tufflam™ panel sizes were calculated by Origin Architectural using their software, and cut with precision by ESG, using state of the art equipment, to provide an exact fit for the expanse of the balustrade. The panels were delivered to site by ESG’s own delivery team in just over a week.

A Roof With A View – thanks to ESG and Origin Architectural

With the panels installed, the customer is delighted with the finished result and enjoying the uninterrupted view.  Nick Watson at Origin Architectural commented, “We were delighted to work with ESG using their Tufflam laminated glass. Their high quality glass and fast turnaround were invaluable on this prestigious project. Our customer couldn’t have been happier with both the speed of delivery and the quality of the glass!”

Susan Sinden, Commercial Manager for ESG, said, “The collaborative approach to this project ensured that all parties, including the customer and Building Control, had a straightforward and satisfying experience, which resulted in a stunning end product. The pooling of expertise between glass processor and balustrade expert is always advisable, especially in a bespoke project such as this. It’s also very rewarding working with fellow experts who are masters in their own field.”

ESG Tufflam™ is one of the UK’s most sought after toughened glass product ranges, favoured by architects, balustrade experts, partitioners and shopfitters. ESG welcomes consultation in advance of orders on specialist projects.

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