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Glass Pergola at Pembroke College, Cambridge

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We have just added this stunning glass pergola to the Projects section.

The pergola, which was commissioned for Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, was built in our workshops in the 1990s as one piece before being transported to site on a low loader.

The team at FGP remember this project well, not least because the route from our factory in Essex to Cambridge had to be surveyed to avoid any low bridges!

Take a look at our Project page for more photos and information.

New Project: Glass Façade at Hedsor Court

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We have just added details to our Projects section of one of our most recent works: a glass façade at an office building, which provides a stunning window to the beautiful scenery outside, whilst maximising thermal efficiency for comfortable climate control inside.

Take a look at our Project page for more photos and information.

New Project: Dining Room at The Gonville Hotel in Cambridge

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We have recently completed this fully glazed dining room at a luxury, boutique hotel in the heart of Cambridge. The project was a great success and we are currently working a new glass entrance for the same client.

Take a look at our Project page for more photos and information.

Steven Ball now MCIOB

Firman Glass Projects is pleased to announce that Steven Ball has now met the rigorous academic, professional and ethical standards demanded by The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) for Membership. Steven has been granted Chartered Membership (MCIOB) and he is now a Chartered Construction Manager.

Chartered Member status is recognised internationally as the mark of a true, skilled professional in the construction industry and CIOB Members have a common commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards within the built environment.

Congratulations to Steven on this professional and personal achievement, which further ensures strong leadership and the highest standards at the helm of the Firman Glass Projects team.

Find out more about the work of the CIOB at www.ciob.org

Autoclave completes new FGP laminating line

Announcing our new arrival weighing an impressive 33 tonnes!

This autoclave is the final equipment needed to complete our new laminating line, capable of laminating up to 2800mm x 5000mm.

The installation of this machine was planned with precision by FGP. We needed to carry out extensive alterations to our building including raising the roof height to accommodate the machine and its foundations, as well as removing the roof on installation.

The FGP team enjoyed demonstrating our project management expertise through from design to installation at our own premises. Heavy lifting? No problem! If we can place this 33 tonne machine, we certainly won’t have an issue installing 2.5 tonne glass panels for our clients!

The whole laminating line will now be commissioned and it is planned to be up and running by the end of April.

Congratulations Steven!

Firman Glass Projects Contracts and Operations Manager Steven Ball has just completed his final examinations for full, chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). He gained distinction grades in the following modules: Management, Contracts & Commercial Practice, Health, Safety & Environment and Construction Technology.

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NEW: Glass Bending

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Investment in new glass processing machinery means Firman Glass Projects are now able to produce curved glass in-house and under our own quality control.

As well a new purpose designed factory and associated infrastructure including two new overhead gantry cranes, the new toughening plant includes dual bending chambers that work alongside the standard flatbed toughening facility. This new machinery represents an important development forwards for the business and further enables the design, manufacture and installation of quality toughened glass products to our clients throughout the UK.

Firman Glass Projects Contracts and Operations Manager Steven Ball says, “This new investment allows us to bring another technically demanding aspect of glass and glazing ‘in-house’ and under our full control. We are very excited about the potential of this new machinery as it means we can better help our customers achieve the designs they aspire to.”

For further information please contact Firman Glass on 01708 374534 to discuss your requirements.

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FGP attend Sika Training Academy

The Firman Glass Projects Team recently attended the Sika Training Academy at their HQ in Welwyn Garden City. A really useful and informative day receiving instruction on the correct way to install Sikasil® Structural Glazing Systems as part of the Sika Registered Contractor Scheme. Thanks Sika!

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Blast from the past!

This image was recently sent to us by structural engineer Philip Wilson and shows  of John Corpe, Steven Ball of Firman Glass Projects and Philip Wilson (left to right). It shows us analysing the failure of a test beam whilst undertaking an extensive testing project at City University, London for the famous Yurakucho Glass canopy, Tokyo.

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V&A planters receive facelift ahead of special event

It’s more than 10 years since Firman Glass Projects manufactured and installed the stunning structural glass planters that form part of the celebrated John Madejski Garden at the V&A in London. Firman Glass Projects have been responsible for their ongoing maintenance and refurbishment ever since.

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