The Pumphouse, Barry

The Pumphouse, Barry

The Pumphouse is a period built derelict  building that is located on an old harbour development site. The plan for the property was for it to be regenerated to provide modern apartments, retail units and technology business units whilst retaining its original character.

Although not a listed building it was subject to strict building control and planning conditions that required all replacement windows, doors and screens to achieve high insulation values and match the original steel Crittall designs as close as possible.

This was successfully achieved and, in order for the building to retain its appearance with low maintenance costs, all windows, doors and screens were powder coat finished to a marine environment specification with all appropriate certification provided.

Manufacturing and Installation Information

Narrow SPW 300 series frames supplied by Seniors were used to manufacture the framed units and doors at our Newport factory with all high level opening windows being installed with an Automated Opening Vent (AOV) system.

The original building was built with feature brick plinths at low level and, in order to maintain building lines, bespoke aluminium pressings were formed around the door screen openings. These were obtained from a local metal fabrication company and installed around the entrance door screens.

Similarly spandrel panels were designed, manufactured and installed to the windows where it was necessary to conceal building fabric that remained exposed after installation of the new windows.

Decorative 600 series ladder handles in brushed stainless steel were used on entrance doors.