Recently at Lonsdale Metal, we have completed various projects on museums including The British Museum and The V&A Museum. All of the museums we have completed work on had special requirements for solar control/shading due to the UV damage that their exhibits were witnessing. As these museums feature priceless exhibitions it is crucial that they are protected from the damaging UV light, so they can maintain their great appearance for public viewing. In this article, we will talk you through the methods we used to achieve solar control at these great UK museums. So, see how our rooflights and glazing have transformed museums across Britain.
The difference between non-fragile and walk-on rooflights is important for designers to understand when considering safety performance. Having a better understanding will enable you to decide which is most appropriate for your project and avid you specifying a more expensive walk-on version when a non-fragile rooflight is all that is required. So, what is the difference between the two? Continue reading “Non-Fragile & Walk-On Rooflights Explained”
Have you considered maximising the potential of your living space? Although there are many different ways to achieve a better, more modern space, an ultimate kitchen or dayroom extension could be the answer. Continue reading “Build The Ultimate Kitchen/Dayroom Extension”
Designing a smart home can come in various forms for different homeowners or builders depending on their budget and needs. It’s no doubt that technology continues to evolve and grow into markets we didn’t think were possible, and with the opportunities to now incorporate such tech into our homes, it’s become quite the trend. Continue reading “Designing A Smart Home”
Some homes will receive more sunlight than others, and although it’s physically impossible for us to grab the sun and plant it in rooms which need it the most, there are other options we can take to achieve the same goal – rooflights and skylight installations being a popular one. Continue reading “Maximise Light In The Home With Rooflights & Skylights”
Patent glazing is not all stations and canopies. It’s the design of intelligent and durable systems that not only add value to a property but enhance it too. If you don’t quite understand what patent glazing is or what it does, browse our patent glazing page, and then pop back over here once you’re done!
Continue reading “Do Patent Glazing Systems Have A Space In Today’s Market?”
Previous owners had carried out a basement extension at this mid-terrace property in East London. The new owners required more space for their expanding family and wished to infill the basement courtyard enabling re-instatement of a back garden and addition of a side extension gaining around 21Sqm of useable internal floor space. Continue reading “Lonsdale Rafter Glazing Bars: Case Study”
Your house is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. For most of us, our homes are our pride and joy, spending time and money transforming them to fit our lifestyle both practically and aesthetically. Continue reading “Why Hiring A Competent Architect Always Proves Good Investment”
Not all building professionals are familiar with the correct terminology for rooflights and patent glazing. So, let us help with that!
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