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A-Hoy matey – is that secondary glazing we see?

The Historic Dockyard at Chatham in Kent, was one of the Royal Navy’s main facilities for four hundred years until it closed in 1984. The Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust re-purposed the site as a visitor attraction, as well as including places where people can live and learn. The core of the 80 acre site, houses over 100 buildings and structures dating from the Georgian and Victorian periods, to present day new builds.

Selectaglaze first started work at the maritime museum on the Grade II Listed Joiner’s Shop back in 2008. Kingswood Construction contacted Selectaglaze to augment the thermal insulation of the existing single glazed timber windows in the reception, office spaces and communal facilities; some of which had to be 30 minute fire rated. 85 units were installed.

In 2010 Selectaglaze worked with the Historic Dockyard Chatham when a number of units including the Series 10 3-pane horizontal slider and the Series 30 Lift-out units were installed at the Grade II* Listed Armour Plate Shop.

Selectaglaze installed a total of 25 secondary glazed units to the first floor of the Sail and Colour Loft, again for the purpose of improved thermal retention. The Grade II Listed Engineering workshop, also part of the University of Kent, underwent a refurbishment in 2013. Recently the Grade I Listed Fitted Rigging House built in 1793 was refurbished. In the first phase of works, 133 units were installed, the majority of which were the Series 20 vertical sliding units.

Established in 1966 and a Royal Warrant Holder since 2004, Selectaglaze is at the forefront of the product development and design of secondary glazing. Selectaglaze will be exhibiting the Public Sector Energy Event at the Emirates Stadium, London on the 30th April 2019. Technical advisors will be happy to answer any questions about products and services.

For further information, please contact Selectaglaze on 01727 837271/e mail: or visit:

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