Highcliffe Castle

Secure secondary glazing helps protect returning artefacts in C18th Castle

Christchurch & East Dorset Council

Nestling on the border of Dorset and Hampshire is the Grade I Listed Highcliffe castle. It was built between 1831 and 1835 and is arguably the most important surviving house of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture.  In 1966 a fire damaged the castle’s exterior, prior to its sale for redevelopment. Just after the sale went through, it suffered another fire and was left to ruin. Finally, in 1994, a phased scheme began to repair and conserve the building. The latest phase of restoration known as ‘The Phoenix Files’ was undertaken by Greendale Construction Limited, who contacted Selectaglaze for thermal and security solutions for the castle’s new exhibition spaces.    Working closely with Greendale and architects Rodney Melville and Partners; a bespoke solution was designed to complement the restoration of the rooms meeting acceptable museum standards and levels of; humidity, light and security. Selectaglaze installed 3 high security Series 85 2 – pane Horizontal slider units, glazed with a 12mm Tecdur anti-bandit glass, which were certified to LPS 1175 SR2.
The external view of Highcliffe Castle
Room in highcliffe castle with stone mullions and leaded lights. Showcasing some unearthed ruins/remains under the floor
Selectaglaze Series 80 security secondary glazing to large windows in the exhibits room
Two large Series 85 Security horizontal sliding secondary glazing accredited to LPS1175 SR2
The exhibition gallery room at Highcliffe castle
Highcliffe castle where selectagalse security secondary galzing was installed to protect the exhibits. Units accredited to LPS1175 were used to SR2 specification

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