At Empire we undertake works not just involving glass but also specialist plastic products such as polycarbonate, acrylic and multiwall sheeting.
The Johanna School project is just one example of what would be defined as a special project which can be viewed in the gallery. At The Johanna School we replaced double glazed units that were continually being broken due to vandalism and replaced them with a virtually unbreakable multiwall plastic product. An important factor to consider is that even though glass double glazed units were replaced for a multiwall plastic product there was no impact on the thermal efficiency or light transfer despite the marked difference in products, in short, the buildings thermal performance remained unchanged after the work.
Plastics are a diverse product having a multitude of applications that can be, on occasion, a more suitable option then glass due to its strength, light weight and methods of fixing not suitable for glass products.
Please give us a call or send an email if you have any questions as we can specify suitable products along with fixing and installation methods for a wide range of projects and applications.