Architectural Case Study

VALUE: £90,000
Removal of existing stud partition
Site specific structural survey & builidng control compliance
Installation of automated glass door and surround in privacy glass
Full decorative works

To create a flexible solution to enable the separation of a kitchen space from the open plan living area.  The solution needed to provide a physical and a visual divide whilst allowing light to filter between the two spaces.

Understanding the requirements of the Client, our solution was to design and install a bespoke automated sliding privacy glass door with corresponding fixed surround.

Due to the residential nature of the project and several building constraints this meant that the technical details had to be perfect to achieve the solution.

With a ceiling height and opening of just over 4 metres our solution needed to be engineered to be taken up the narrow communal staircase from street level, and have an automated system which was able to cope with the size and weight of the glass door.

After an extensive site survey and several technical discussions between our designer, structural supervisor,metal fabricator and glazing firm a design was drawn up.  The design echoed the strong geometric lines found throughout the apartment whilst retaining an un-obtrusive presence.

The works spanning 12 weeks involved the removal of the existing stud partitions, the manufacturer and installation of a large horizontal steel beam with supporting legs, bespoke fixed glazed panels of privacy glass and an automated door system.

The system was designed to be controlled by a combination of hard wired and wireless switches, along with a hand held fob and two door sensors.  This maintained the ease of use and convenience of the automated door system and privacy glass as requested by the Client.

Our dedicated on site Project Manager ensured all lead times and installation dates were meet and the end product was delivered successfully exceeding the Clients expectations.