St Andrew's Church
The client was looking to maximise the usability of the area within the church and create a multi-use facility to open the space to use by the community. The renovation was to be sympathetic to the history of the church and without compromise to the regular congregation. It was decided that 3 arches within the nave were to be infilled with glass to provide a division of the space but not the light.
Frameless Glass Doors
Working alongside of heritage craftsmen, SGP surveyed, and designed shaped toughened glass panes with polished edges fitted within a bespoke oak frame shaped to the exact line of the individual arches. Underneath the curved glass, more toughened glass was used to form frameless toughened glass doors hung on Dorma EA fittings and floor springs which were concealed within the original stone floor.
To complete the project, SGP provided all stainless steel hardware to the doors including the handles and fitted a bespoke manifestation using applied vinyl to imitate a etched pattern to the glass ensuring compliance with Part K of the building regulations without disrupting the visual appearance of the installation.