Glass processing specialist, TuffX, has successfully supplied 235 panels of precision made, 10mm clear toughened glass for use as internal balustrades on a prestigious Barratt London development located in central London.
Located on Lower Thames Street near the world-famous Tower Bridge, Landmark Place is a development of 165 suites, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Residents also have access to a 24-hour concierge service, 20m swimming pool and spa, and state of the art fitness suite, alongside views of London and the River Thames.
With a development that demanded premium components throughout, it was crucial that the company supplying the large number of glass balustrades – a key feature of the project – was capable of meeting the highest standards, not just in terms of the quality and consistency of the finished product, but also with regards to customer service.
With nearly 20 years’ experience in manufacturing and supplying specialist toughened safety glass, TuffX regards itself as one of the UK’s most forward thinking and customer focussed companies. As part of a comprehensive portfolio of products, its glass balustrades are suitable for both high-specification commercial as well as premium domestic projects, and it has produced balustrading, infill panels and glass cladding for numerous prestigious developments across the UK.
Managing director, Graham Price, commented: “Large, premium developments such as Landmark Place always present a challenge, and in this case the quality and precision of finish of the glass was key for our client, with all the panels requiring polished edges and drilled holes. In total, we produced 235 panels, in 10mm, high optical quality toughened glass which represented a total glass area of 142m2, a significant and highly visible part of the building,” he continued.
“As an additional challenge, all the panels were ordered in a variety of shapes and sizes, which for some suppliers – when you consider the high number of bespoke panels required – could have caused problems and therefore delays. However, through consistent investment in our factory we work with the latest processing equipment, including three CNC machines and an advanced Glaston FC500 glass toughener, giving us complete control over our entire manufacturing process. It is this flexibility, coupled with experience, that enables TuffX to produce greater volumes of unique shapes and sizes of glass, sometimes with the most intricate of surface designs, always finished to the highest standards.”
TuffX is capable of producing a wide range of toughened glass products from its state-of-the-art Merseyside facilities, all of which conforms to European Safety Standards. It operates a nationwide delivery service of five to six working days on standard deliveries plus an express service if required.