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Glazing Remedial Works

Glazing Remedial Works

What We Offer

As part of our specialist consultancy services we are equipped to carry out testing and reporting on large-scale glazing and curtain walling systems.

During our works we consider important factors such as air leakages, water ingress and acoustic issues that may have an impact on your building.

Reports include a review of common concerns such as water ingress, stability of the installation of the structure along with the combustibility risks of your façade. We also providing focused insights into any other pressing concerns that we uncover during our investigations.

Thorough inspections of glazing panels and connections, as well as the structural integrity of your glass walling, will also be included in our works.

 

 

Areas of Focus

Water Ingress

 

Windows and curtain walling can leak, a common cause are failures to connections, gaskets failing or bad workmanship. Glazing elements are typically adjacent to other Façade treatments, which means there are multiple connections between interfaces for water to seep through.

Roof Lights are also a common cause of water ingress. A badly fitted rooflight or an incorrect pitch will eventually leak.

We investigate and report on the best course of remedial action to cure the issue.

 

Fire Rating

 

We assess the fire rating of your glazing or curtain walling. This includes looking at the certification of the materials used in relation to insulation and integrity as well as the construction methods used.

We highlight your level of responsibility with regards to the combustibility of your façade. Providing clear, written information on any aspects of your building that you may need to be aware of. We also advise, where relevant, on recommended glazing materials for use in any remedial works to improve the safety of your building.

 

Replacement Glass

 

Spontaneous failure, seal degradation or severe condensation can require replacement glass panels to be installed.

Nickel Sulphide (NiS) inclusion or incorrect torques settings can cause spontaneous breakages, even in toughened glass. We can investigate, identify the cause of the issue and give advice on the best course of action.

 

Replacement Frames

 

Large scale window and curtain wall systems can require remedial works due to deterioration over time or problems caused by poor installation. We can investigate for failures and advise on replacement for commercial buildings, large residential blocks or institutions such as schools, universities and hospitals.

 

Common Concerns

Water Ingress

 

Windows and curtain walling can leak, a common cause are failures to connections, gaskets failing or bad workmanship. Glazing elements are typically adjacent to other Façade treatments, which means there are multiple connections between interfaces for water to seep through.

Roof Lights are also a common cause of water ingress. A badly fitted rooflight or an incorrect pitch will eventually leak.

We investigate and report on the best course of remedial action to cure the issue.

 

Fire Rating

 

We assess the fire rating of your glazing or curtain walling. This includes looking at the certification of the materials used in relation to insulation and integrity as well as the construction methods used.

We highlight your level of responsibility with regards to the combustibility of your façade. Providing clear, written information on any aspects of your building that you may need to be aware of. We also advise, where relevant, on recommended glazing materials for use in any remedial works to improve the safety of your building.

 

Replacement Glass

 

Spontaneous failure, seal degradation or severe condensation can require replacement glass panels to be installed.

Nickel Sulphide (NiS) inclusion or incorrect torques settings can cause spontaneous breakages, even in toughened glass. We can investigate, identify the cause of the issue and give advice on the best course of action.

 

Replacement Frames

 

Large scale window and curtain wall systems can require remedial works due to deterioration over time or problems caused by poor installation. We can investigate for failures and advise on replacement for commercial buildings, large residential blocks or institutions such as schools, universities and hospitals.