Our work with Architects
Over the years we have built up special working relationships with a large number of architectural firms and, directly as a result of seeing the kind of work we're capable of, they often refer work to us, particularly when it comes to period listed buildings.
On such projects, the expectations of clients are naturally incredibly high. Not only do we have to work within strict planning guidelines, making sure that the work we do fits with the particular architectural style of the building in question, but we also have to ensure that our work is both aesthetically pleasing and replete with sufficient thermal benefits. This is why our collaboration with architects is crucially important and our relationship has to be one of mutual trust and respect from the very start.
Each project begins with a series of meetings where we sit down with the client, the architects and various other relevant contractors to plan out the job in hand, figure out the best solutions and work out a timeline for the completion of the project.
Often, once we've decided upon a specific solution that's pleasing to everyone, we create a sample to show the architects and maybe the client (depending on the level of involvement they wish to have), and then, when our sample is approved, we're given a completion date to work to. This is normally towards the end of the project as the windows are some of the last features to be put in place.
Thanks to our great standing and excellent reputation within the industry, we have built up great relationships with some of the finest architectural firms in the UK. These include specialist historical building consultancy Donald Insall Associates, who approached us to work with them on a huge conservation project at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew that began in 2005; the Simon Cartlidge architectural practice with whom we worked to restore the roof lanterns of the Georgian library atop the Devon and Exeter Institute; and Soda Architects, with whom we collaborated on the restoration of Soho House, following a fire in 2009.
We are proud of our continued association with these and other superb teams of architects and look forward to further collaborations in the coming years.
If you are interested in talking to us about how Storm Windows can collaborate with you in your next restoration project, then email us or talk to one of the friendly team on 01384 636365.
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