Selectaglaze has improved the workspace of a PR firm, installing over 100 windows, designed to suit the exitsing style.
Premier Public Relations’ office is a self-contained 19th century industrial building spread over five floors in Bucknall Street, London. Originally used as a warehouse, the thermal and acoustic controls in the large yellow brick Victorian building were inadequate for its new use as an office space due to the inefficient single glazed original windows.
Premier approached Selectaglaze for a cost-effective window improvement to their offices. This was to ensure a more agreeable working environment to achieve a high level of thermal insulation. Although this was the main aim, Premier was also interested in what could be achieved to improve noise attenuation as the offices were located close to a busy thoroughfare in WC2.
Selectaglaze installed 115 windows across the ground, first, second and third floors. A wide range of products were combined for the specification, the majority of which were two and three pane horizontal sliders. The Series 30 lift-out unit was used for one particular opening to allow easy access for cleaning. Another primary window was fitted with a single side hung casement, designed to suit the existing fenestration.
‘Sustainable St Albans’ provided Selectaglaze with a thermal imaging camera which measured the changes in the thermal integrity of the primary windows before and after the addition of secondary glazing. Although the resulting images were of a low resolution, the remarkable differences are apparent between treated and untreated windows. The successful installation of secondary glazing has greatly enhanced the working environment, with staff noticing a significant difference in thermal retention, with draughts virtually eliminated. It has also improved the working environment considerably across all the office floors.
Premier has over three decades of experience delivering marketing communications campaigns for the entertainment, arts and cultural industries and was awarded ‘PR Moment Large Agency of the Year’ in 2017.