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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.

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PROJECT PROFILE

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

FINISH: Site-finished

ADHESIVE: Type 1 Bond

TEST PROCEDURES: Boil test

END USE: Balcony doors and windows

CORE: Douglas fir LVL

FACE VENEER: Pine