We met up with architect, Sam Tisdall, who updated us on a building project where he specified ClearShield®. Sam was commissioned by the owners of a stunning 1920s house and garden to create a modern extension. Sam was briefed to maximise natural light and to open up the small-scale rooms to the garden. In order to do this, Sam proposed a large rooflight to the ground floor extension and a frameless glass box which sits on a green roof on the first floor. The development radically extended the rear of the house with an extension, clad with glass-reinforced concrete panels and large areas of glazing. This linked the old house to the new first floor and has given the owners wonderful views of Chiswick House.
Sam specified Ritec’s ClearShield® to both the glass box, the rooflight and also a bespoke floor to ceiling shower screen to make sure that the glass could be easily cleaned and would remain crystal clear far into the future. This was applied on-site and was particularly useful for the specialist glass sub-contractor who preferred to handle untreated glass during installation. Completed two years ago the glass remains easy to clean and in good condition reports Sam who plans to specify ClearShield on a new project soon.
Today there is little reason to ignore the need for protection of glass against corrosion, as affordable ‘non-stick’ technology in the form of ClearShield® now exists that enables glass to keep its promises of clarity, visibility and cleanliness. ClearShield® can be applied in the factory using either manual or automatic spraying equipment or as in this case on-site as part of Ritec’s award-winning ClearShield System™.