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Historic project specialist Mercury Glazing Supplies renews membership with SBD

Specialist trade fabricator, Mercury Glazing Supplies, has renewed its membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative.

The Gloucester-based fabricator was established in 2002 and supplies a full range of aluminium and PVC-u window and door products to the trade, retail, newbuild and commercial markets. It is one of the UK’s biggest manufacturers of Spectus PVC-U vertical sliders and is a Spectus Approved Window Contractor too.

Mercury specialises in high-end projects with historical interest and has manufactured and supplied windows and doors within conservation areas and for sympathetic architectural projects. This expertise requires marrying modern day, high-performance door and window product technology with a building’s traditional architecture and surroundings.

As an example, the company manufactured and supplied 54 vertical sliding windows, including 14 arched windows, as part of a prestigious refurbishment at the substantial Italianate designed Foxhill House, Chester, which dates back to the 1860s and marked 50 years as a Diocesan Retreat and Conference Centre last year. See photo below.

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The company has also supplied 250 vertical sliding windows for a major refurbishment at Brighton’s historic Varndean College. This also involved the installation of complex arches. The work was required to be carried out during term time and was achieved without hindering students’ studies and activities. See photo below.

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In another high-profile project, Mercury manufactured and supplied 204 windows for Felixstowe’s Cliff House, which dates back to 1906 and is situated within a conservation area. The building was being converted from an iconic cliffside hotel into 24, one and two-bedroom luxury apartments. See photo below.

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Steve Cross, Director at Mercury Glazing Supplies, said: “As an established fabricator, we have many years’ experience working with customers across all market sectors and pride ourselves on building long-term, sustainable partnerships. Our windows and doors combine the benefits of high-performance, modern materials and technology with superb aesthetics and are perfect for both period properties and contemporary homes alike.”

Mercury’s PVC-U Vertical Sliding Sash Window has been accredited by SBD for meeting its Police Preferred Specification, which recognises that the product is sufficiently robust to deter and resist opportunist burglars. The product has been certified to PAS 24:2016 standards.

Doug Skins, Development Officer at SBD, said: “We are thrilled that Mercury Glazing Supplies has renewed with SBD. Their PVC-U vertical sliders are a value-added part of any portfolio.”

For details of Mercury Glazing Supplies’ SBD accredited product visit:

Tel: 01452 383344