uPVC Windows Glossop – “If we have a question, or some technical advice, we always know that the answer is only a phone call away.” Mr Nigel Allen, Director
Spire Construction has worked closely with Droylsden Glass for a number of years, [upvc windows Glossop, upvc doors Glossop] but even over that short period of time they have formed a strong relationship that ensures a smooth transition of work from the start of an enquiry right through to the completion of a project.
Spire Construction operates primarily in the education and commercial sectors, where tenders and specifications require the highest quality workmanship and materials, but they know that they can always rely fully on Droylsden Glass to fulfill those needs. Nigel Allen had no hesitation in confirming that Paul and Kevin at Droylsden Glass are highly knowledgeable, their understanding of PVCu and Aluminium products is vast, and whether you have a simple question, or wish to have a technical discussion, expert help is only a phone call away.
Converting old terraced houses into modern family homes called for the latest energy and security specifications from the new windows and doors.
The task of transforming these properties into twenty first century homes on Corrigan Street, Gorton, Manchester was awarded to Armitage Construction of Bredbury, but because of their long-standing relationship with Droylsden Glass they confidently contracted the company to take responsibility for the manufacture, supply and installation of all the windows and patio doors.
All the properties were completely ‘gutted’ and totally refurbished within this lateral conversion scheme, while a number were opened up and extended into larger family homes. In all the renovated properties, however, a major feature was the specification of new, energy and security conscious windows and doors.
Droylsden Glass manufactured, supplied and installed energy efficient PVCu frames and double glazed windows, along with sliding in-line patio doors at the rear of the houses. In addition the windows also incorporated the latest ‘Secure by Design’ specifications to provide extended security and safety features both to the glazing units themselves and also to the opening operation of the frames.
Rockley House was a dilapidated wreck before Armitage Construction was commissioned to restore it and contracted Droylsden Glass to install security-enhanced windows.
Armitage Construction of Bredbury was awarded the contract to convert the run-down Rockley House in Prestwich, Manchester into modern, safe and secure special needs’ accommodation.
Among the building’s new specifications were a number of replacement windows and so Armitage tasked Droylsden Glass to supply and install these specially manufactured units that incorporated special security frames, plus 10.8mm laminated glass glazing units.
In addition, Armitage also formed a new main entrance-way to the up-graded building and they instructed Droylsden Glass to install the stylish aluminium curtain walling that has now become a major feature of the impressive new entrance.
“When I first viewed their website I was very impressed. Then when I went to visit them I immediately realized that this was an established company with a good reputation that I could confidently recommend as best for purpose.”
Mr Salim Astewani – Proprietor
The Right Home is a small Property Management Agency based in Manchester that enjoys an excellent reputation for the caliber of service it provides to its portfolio of landlords. Among its responsibilities The Right Home looks after the maintenance and upkeep of all the properties on its books and so when it was decided that as part of a planned refurbishment programme a number of replacement windows were required, Mr Astewani researched the market.
A number of companies were invited to tender, but out of all of them he chose Droylsden Glass because he felt totally confident that they would produce an excellent job and deliver the best value for money.
Droylsden Glass manufactured and installed modern, energy efficient PVCu frames, and with a keen eye on security, the double glazed units included a laminated outer pane, plus toughened glass on the inside. Everything was fitted to schedule and budget.
“Droylsden Glass help to enhance the outlook for these luxurious canalside homes.”
The Boatyard is an exclusive development of architect designed houses and apartments located alongside the tranquil Bridgewater canal in the heart of the beautiful village of Worsley.
The developers, Bardsley, chose Droylsden Glass to supply and install the windows and doors for 62 houses, plus the large apartment block, and in keeping with the architectural style of the buildings, the company specified black ash and white framework plus of course the latest energy saving double glazed units. A striking combination that provides stunning style together with environmental efficiency.
Any company is only as good as its people, which is why at Droylsden Glass we’re putting a great deal of effort into helping both our management and workforce develop their health and safety skills for greater personal and public safety on site.
We have enlisted the aid of these two local specialist companies to provide the suitable training required to achieve the skills and qualifications required.
It’s official – Droylsden Glass is to become one of the highest qualified teams in the North West!
As part of the company’s determination to provide premier quality service to all its many customers “industrial, commercial and domestic“ Droylsden Glass has recently undertaken an extensive ‘Training and Qualification’ programme that will result in every single member of the Surveying and Supervisory team attaining NVQlvl2 and NVQlvl3 qualifications, together with the relevant CSCS card authorisation.
The scheme was managed by Internal Verification Services and Safety2Business, one of the UK’s leading training providers to glass related industries. According to Nick O’Brien of Internal Verification Services it generally takes anywhere between 10 and 12 weeks to attain these qualifications, but such was the experience of the Droylsden Glass personnel that everyone found it very easy to achieve the official qualifications
standards within a remarkably short space of time. Two senior members of the Droylsden Glass team: Kevin Thackeray and Darren Howles are all poised to gain the industry’s top Level 3 qualification, while the rest of the team will shortly confirm qualification up to Level 2. This will give the company the honour of being one of only a very few elite organisations in the North West with all qualified staff.
Not only do these coveted qualifications confirm the experience and skills of the Droylsden Glass team, but they also provide a huge degree of confidence for customers.
“When it came to completing the school’s window replacement programme, the second phase went as smoothly as the first.” – Mr Salvatore Apruzzese, Site Manager
Thanks to the resounding success of phase one of this major refurbishment plan, St James’ C of E Primary School needed no second thoughts when they once again contracted Droylsden Glass to carry out the remainder of this tricky operation.
The job was by no means straightforward, because firstly the new windows had to fit within the original gothic style openings that included ornate archway tops and heavy stone mullions, and secondly all the work had to be precisely scheduled to coincide with the school’s Easter and Spring Bank holiday breaks while the site was clear of pupils.
Once again though, Droylsden Glass overcame all these challenges and the school was absolutely delighted with the outcome. Now all the windows incorporate energy efficient PVCu frames plus heat saving double glazed units. The result is that all the classrooms are brighter, warmer and more comfortable, and of course the new frames, although they are perfectly compatible with the school’s original architecture, are virtually maintenance-free
Having been so impressed with the replacement windows in the Zochonis Building, Manchester University insisted on the same for Denmark Road.- Mr Mark Brierley, Director
The University’s Estate Office is a historic building on Denmark Road, Manchester, so when it was decided to replace the old draughty wooden windows they asked the maintenance contractor, MBC, to make sure that they used Droylsden Glass who had recently designed and installed the latest heat saving windows in the University’s Zochonis Building.
Because this is such an important old building the new PVCu frames manufactured by Droylsden Glass had to match the style and profile of the original old wooden sash windows. Not only did they achieve this, but Droylsden Glass also fitted the latest energy efficient double glazed units to reduce heat loss and improve the level of comfort for the occupants.
As an additional challenge, this beautiful old building also included a number of ornate decorative glass archway style windows, but once again Droylsden Glass were able to produce exact replacement windows that faithfully matched the originals.