Used since ancient times, glass is one of the oldest and most versatile building materials in the world. As modern architecture has developed, so too has the use of this venerable substance evolved to achieve remarkable results in design and building performance.
Lots of architects are choosing aluminium for windows and doors these days because of its stylish appearance, strength and longevity. On a practical level, this means you can optimise the daylight available by fitting big windows without the need for frame supports that detract from the penetration of outdoor light.
Although we do some internal glazing, the vast majority of our business involves external glass.
Working with trusted clients such as Hilton Hotels, the Ministry of Defence, Morris & Spottiswood and Clark Contracts, our role is to look at the design drawings we are given and then use our 50 years of glazing experience to advise on what can practically be achieved.
As the trend towards floor-to-ceiling glass has become more prominent in building design, architects are increasingly requesting larger glass sizes. Consequently, one of the questions I am most often asked is “What’s the biggest door or window screen you can install?”.
The answer to that isn’t precise, yet is still quite simple: we are happy to provide quotes regardless of size or geographical location, with a wide variety of options available.
From our 8,300sq ft factory in Cumbernauld on the outskirts of Glasgow, we fabricate, supply and install aluminium windows, aluminium doors and curtain walling for projects throughout the UK ranging as far north as Thurso down to the south of England. With a highly tailored service, we take on every project as a partnership to produce bespoke glazing solutions to achieve our clients’ vision.
Unlike many in our sector, we work with multiple leading industry brands, meaning we can draw on a range of products from different suppliers to ensure the best result. This often involves a “mix and match” approach, further underlining our commitment to meeting the needs of our clients.
We’ve picked the best from an amazing bunch of suppliers:
- Senior Architectural Systems, the UK’s largest privately-owned provider of complete fenestration solutions;
- Metal Technology, which focuses on sustainable architectural aluminium solutions for windows, doors, curtain walling and solar shading; and
- German-based global giant Schuco Group, a leading supplier of window and door systems.
The combination of these industry-leading products and our in-house expertise has led to a number of high-profile projects for Cube Glass, such as the refurbishment earlier this year of Hummel Training Centre for Rangers FC. We moved into the petrochemical industry at the end of 2018, providing blast-resistant windows and doors to Versalis, the Italian chemical producer at Grangemouth.
While less of a concern on specialist projects such as the Versalis facility, the prevailing demand among architects continues to be maximum glass with minimum side lines. Aligned with some of the most innovative brands in the sector, Cube Glass has both the expertise and experience to deliver big on glazing requirements.
For more information then get in touch with us by calling 0141 255 1625.