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Mercury Glazing helps Droylsden Glass fulfil a demanding project

Published: 6th March 2024

Epwin Window Systems’ specialist fabricator Mercury Glazing was a crucial partner to longstanding customer Droylsden Glass who has completed a contract to replace 75 vertical sliding windows in a large commercial building in Stockport.

The building was owned by Moorcroft, a debt recovery company. The Moorcroft team was concerned about the safety of the building’s windows because many of the closures were damaged. The team also wanted to improve the building’s energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint without compromising on its heritage aesthetics.

Droylsden Glass fitted the bill when it came to a local, well-established and financially strong company with the expertise and experience to take on the project.

The window system of choice was the Vertical Sliding Sash System from Epwin Window Systems, manufactured by long-term fabrication partner Mercury Glazing.

Kevin Thackeray, Managing Director at Droylsden Glass, said: “As always, the technical experience and expertise that Mercury Glazing brought, along with their outstanding commitment to fabrication excellence and customer service, were invaluable on this project.”

The project involved the replacement of 75 windows, two of which were arched.

To ensure that the office environment was completely safe, child restrictors were installed on all the sash windows along with featured tilt restrictors for additional safety.

The windows used 4mm Low-E Planitherm Total+ glass and Warm Edge spacers to maximise energy efficiency performance, while trickle ventilation was installed to meet current building regulations requirements. Privacy film was also applied to ensure a private working area.

As well as being able to meet the demanding technical requirements of the project, the market-leading Vertical Sliding Sash System helped Droylsden Glass deliver on the

aesthetic requirements. From the authentic ovolo styling to a deep bottom rail and large and small sash profiles, every detail has been considered, including the 37mm ultra-slim meeting rail that faithfully replicates the appearance of a traditional sash window. For this project, the frames were specified in white and the glazing design was completed with white Georgian bars to match the original window aesthetic.

Steve Cross, Director at Mercury Glazing, said: “We were delighted to work with the team at Droylsden Glass on this project. The high-quality results showcase the benefits of the Epwin Window Systems Vertical Slider and the attention to detail that the Droylsden team brings to every installation.”

Founded in 1982, Droylsden Glass provides homeowners across Greater Manchester with a range of excellent home-improvement products and services.

Based in Gloucestershire, Mercury Glazing has grown to become one of the UK’s leading specialist fabricators of bespoke aluminium and PVC-U windows and doors. The company’s commitment to helping its customers achieve successful outcomes has led it to become the go-to supplier for installers looking to deliver high-end solutions for their customers.