British architect James Burland envisioned glass-enclosed living spaces with year-round views of the River Thames and downtown London. To make it happen, the engineers at Soundcraft, a UK-based window and door manufacturer, turned to Contact Industries and their UK distributor Timbmet Silverman. Together, the team designed and produced engineered frame components that would provide the necessary structural support required to meet wind and earthquake loads while also providing dimensional stability. 75,000 flat-laminated board feet later, 124 apartments on 17 floors enjoyed million-pound views.
CLIENT: Soundcraft Doors & Windows and Timbmet Silverman
DETAILS: Falcon Wharf mixed used development; 124 glass-enclosed balconies on 17 floors
PRODUCT: 75,000 board feet of LVL door stiles and window components.
CONSTRUCTION: Pine veneer laminated to Douglas fir laminated veneer lumber
ADHESIVE: Type 1 Bond
TEST PROCEDURES: Boil test
END USE: Balcony doors and windows
CORE: Douglas fir LVL
FACE VENEER: Pine