Filmshield raise interest at Northern Rock
The aptly named Solar House, currently utilised as a call centre for the Northern Rock Building Society is a building originally designed by Sunderland University to be totally energy efficient.
Thousand upon thousand of solar energy absorbing tiles were incorporated into the outer skin of the sealed units comprising the impressive façade of the structure. Each individual tile functions as a solar panel absorbing solar energy and converting it into electricity for the building.
Whilst the state of the art glazing system managed the conversion of solar energy to electricity effectively there were nevertheless associated problems caused inside the building due to a significant build up of absorbed solar heat and high levels of visible glare.
Anglian approved installers Filmshield UK Ltd consulted at length with Anglian’s technical department and the architects of the building before arriving at a solution to improve the environment inside the building and at the same time retain the energy efficient performance of the glazing.
Working largely from specialised access equipment Filmshields team of highly skilled installation staff subsequently took on the challenge of installing 2400M2 of Anglian Solar Security film to the total satisfaction of the client who commented “We were very impressed with all aspects of this major project right from the initial consultation through to the final specification and installation”.