The robust sturdy nature of the PAS 24 accredited Kestrel door with its double mechanical spring cleats to each mitre joint also gave the team the confidence to attempt this design for this size of door which at 1200mm wide x 2600mm high weighed nearly 100 kg. Contemporary installed a door closer to stop the outwardly opening door from catching in the wind and opening too far (past 110°) which would cause the glass to clash and destruct.
A stainless-steel boss was machined to space the external handle mounting face away from the door by 14mm to allow for the thickness of the external stepped glass and the silicone bond.
The door frame was powder coated with a special, not readily available TIGER Drylac® colour. The glass specified was Guardian Glass HD20 “made to order” product. Contemporary worked closely with their specialist suppliers to meet the specification and match the building’s glass façade, whilst completing the installation within the construction schedule. Andy Howells commented, “the client is delighted with the final result, it has been a challenging but well worthwhile project.”