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Transforming Lives - Selectaglaze works with Salvation Army Housing Association


Project Profile


thermal, Refurbishment and conservation

Salvation Army Housing Association Transforming Lives of the Community SAHA (Salvation Army Housing Association) was set up in the 1950s to manage the administration of housing newly retired officers. Since then, the charity has evolved and is dedicated to “Transforming Lives” of the community, a main part of that being to help house the multitude of people in need. The Old School in Ashford, Kent, is a Grade II Listed property that provides housing through the SAHA. The buildings required upgrading as the thin cavity double glazed windows were draughty and unable to retain the heat efficiently. Providing a suitable solution for this required some consideration, as the primary windows could not be replaced. However, an answer was found with Selectaglaze secondary glazing which is fitted to the room side of the window. It is a reversible adaptation and approved by most Heritage bodies for use on Listed buildings. Window detail - Salvation Army Project Unusual window shape Many of the windows were shaped with gothic style curves and trefoil, which presented Selectaglaze with an interesting challenge. The use of a 3D digital measuring device allowed the openings to be modelled with precision which enabled the best possible fit for the bespoke designed units. This together with high performance seals helped to virtually eliminate unwanted draughts and provide a more comfortable living space for the tenants. Over 100 secondary units were installed using five different Selectaglaze products, all in the slimline range which are ideal for Heritage projects. They introduce minimal sightlines and are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible.