CRASH: Caritas Anchor House

Selectaglaze and Pilkington support CRASH with secondary glazing for new computer room

CRASH (Construction Industry Charity)

Selectaglaze helps create and enhance a computer suite at London homelessness charity, Caritas Anchor House as part of their on-going relationship with the CRASH charity.                Caritas Anchor House is based in Newham, one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK. They work with vulnerable groups providing a home and support to over 200 people, helping them into employment and independent living. Wishing to create a light and airy space where people could see in and out, as opposed to an enclosed area; secondary glazing was installed to create internal vision panels. However, to comply with Health and Safety the area required fire insulated walls.  CRASH Chief Executive, Francesca Roberts contacted Selectaglaze asking if they would be willing to donate secondary glazing for the computer suite at Caritas Anchor House. Selectaglaze was happy to contribute and involved Pilkington with them donating the fire-resistant glass to support the installation.  Three Series 40 units with 10mm Pyrodur fire-rated glass were installed, which has a beaded fixed frame system offering 30 minute fire integrity protection. The units were framed in fire-rated timber grounds and mullions. An additional benefit was the improvement of acoustic insulation.  
Entrance to Caritas Anchor House where Selectaglaze installed fire rated secondary glazing for a charitable project being supported by CRASH
Opening preparation at Caritas House in readiness to accept Selectaglaze fire rated secondary glazing
Selectaglaze installers fixing the timber sub frame at Caritas House, London
The aluminium frame being fixed to the timber sub frame at Caritas Anchor House - secondary glazed fire rated vision panels
The piecing of the vision panels, with the aluminium mullions fixed in place to accept the fire rated glazed panels
The final installation of the viewing panels in the computer suite at Caritas Anchor House, a charitable project supported by CRASH

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