Northleaze Primary School

Northleaze Primary School - now Gunston House

Client:      Knightstone Housing Association Ltd

Built in 1862, Northleaze Primary School originally consisted of 2 classrooms and the Master's house but now provides 5 unique apartments, several with mezzanine open plan bedrooms and all retaining fixtures and features of the original school. The handsome windows, much in gothic style, had to be retained but there was also a critical need to improve thermal insulation and meet Building Regulation standards and the local authority’s Conservation Officer agreed to the use of secondary glazing. Selectaglaze produced a range of complementary hinged, fixed and sliding panels incorporating specialist low emissivity glass to minimise heat loss. The secondary glazing has also markedly reduced ambient noise levels and met the requirements of Secured by Design.