Meeting complex briefs and exceeding expectations for three decades, Hazlemere Commercial is one of the region’s longest-serving, most highly respected suppliers of premium architectural aluminium. Over more than thirty years, the firm has developed an enviable reputation for its expertise in the education sector – and now, Hazlemere has completed a major refurbishment project on buildings owned by the University of Reading.

Installation work worth £375k was carried out on the University’s maths block, which was fitted with multiple large Sapa vertical sliding double glazed windows equipped with tilt functionality for easy cleaning, and special locking catches to prevent unauthorised use.

Hazlemere Commercial also completed work amounting to £340k on the university’s JJ Thompson building – fitting large Sapa pivot windows equipped with heavy-duty hardware to cope with weights well above normal size limitations, as well as several commercial doors, and huge entrance screens that required cranes to lift 200kg panes of glass into position. Hazlemere also redecorated the building’s existing timber cladding.

Hazlemere Commercial’s Director Tony Beale commented: “This was a challenging but hugely rewarding project for us, on which we not only manufactured and installed all the products used, but also acted as principal contractor across both sites. It was a genuine pleasure working with the University of Reading, and we hope to do again in future.”

Project – Refurbishment of Two Large Blocks at the University of Reading
Location – Reading, Berkshire
Building Use – Higher Education
Client – The University of Reading
Products Used – Sapa Vertical Sliding Aluminium Windows and Sapa Aluminium Pivot Windows
Value – £715,000 + VAT