SS Great Britain

This high profile project, which was completed in 2010, was part new-build and part refurbishment, with the scheme ultimately delivering a new visitor centre and museum on the site as well as 145 apartments. The new building was designed to reflect Brunel’s original Steam Engine Factory that was built in the 1830s, with the brickwork and window and door detailing echoing its original features.

A combination of aluminium tilt & turn and casement windows and doors, was installed in the building, with the window combination design producing the look of ‘dummy doors’ on the building’s balconies. The front elevation also appears to feature arch-headed windows, although these are actually square-headed on the inside, with feature panels on the external face forming the arch.

Internally, the building’s walkways feature narrow window ‘strips’ in the kitchens of the apartments, allowing light and air into rooms, without compromising privacy.

Glazing refurbishment for the SS Great Britain visitor centre in Bristol
Aluminium windows in grey supplied and installed for project in Bristol
Aluminium commercial doors with high security locks

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Smart aluminium Visoglide Plus door system


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A dedicated team of fabrication specialists operating in the commercial sector for well over 20 years, Avdon Bristol Ltd focus on providing a professional and reliable service across the whole of England, with a focus on the South and London. Dedicated manufacturing and supply of aluminium allows us to deliver products capable of exceeding client expectations first time every time, regardless of a project’s scale, size, or specificity.

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