Summit Double Glazing Have undertaken work on the HRH Prince Charles Duchy's Estate in particular Secondary Glazing on the London offices of a listed Heritage building. For a FREE quote please call us on: 0800 026 4434 or please email us.
Designed by Summit Double Glazing, our secondary glazing is designed to blend with your existing windows and decor. Our secondary glazing is an aluminium system - ideal as the strength of the aluminium means that you can have maximum glass area and minimal metal showing. We are also able to spray the metal any 1 of approx 200 colours if necessary.
We can put many types of glass into your secondary glazing. As standard we use 4mm "float" glass, but toughened (breaks into small pieces) and laminated glass (like your car windscreen) all work very well. If you are trying to reduce noise then we recommend laminated or specialist "Stadip" glass. If you wish to improve heat loss then we may recommend using a "low-e" glass - but the expense isn't always necessary as every customer has unique circumstances.
We install our products anywhere within the M25 / Essex, and supply our aluminium / secondary double glazing units in kit form all over the UK. All our Summit Windows have been designed to provide optimum strength, superior thermal properties and excellent weathering performance whilst retaining their pristine appearance year after year with the minimum of maintenance. Our team of professional designers and fitters work with you to ensure that we provide the best solution for your needs and we are competitively priced! We offer a comprehensive range for commercial, industrial and public uses.
Please see below more information regarding The Duchy Esate:
The Duke of Cornwall’s desire to protect and sustain the natural environment is matched by his interest in the built environment and how it affects the quality of people’s lives. In looking to the future, The Duke believes that more should be done to create urban areas with a human scale that encourage a sense of community and pride of place.
To put his ideas and principles into effect, the Duke of Cornwall has created Poundbury, the urban extension of Dorchester in Dorset built on Duchy land, and established his charity The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment, the only institution in the UK which specialises in providing consultancy and education services for large-scale urban development or regeneration projects.
At Poundbury and Newquay one of the main ambitions is to create a sustainable community that is safer and healthier for its residents; where the pedestrian takes priority over the car; and where communities are mixed-use with workplaces integrated with housing, providing local jobs and community facilities.
In respecting the past, The Duke continues to support the recovery and redevelopment of abandoned or neglected architectural heritage. The Duchy has regenerated a number of derelict cottages and farm buildings for the local community which have been used to provide a variety of rented houses, cottages and rural workplaces.
Over the last 15 years the portfolio has expanded with investments in a variety of commercial properties outside London. In 2005 the Duchy took the strategic decision to sell the retail property portfolio within its holdings. Currently the commercial portfolio is valued at £75 million.
Kennington – History: The Manor of Kennington formed part of the original Duchy Estate under the Charter of 1337, and although it is hard to imagine it today, the land was largely agricultural. It was the building of Vauxhall Bridge in 1812 and Waterloo Bridge in 1817 which opened the way for development in this part of the Duchy as London began to spread.
In 1854 the improvement scheme known as Vauxhall Model Lodging Houses appears to have been the Duchy’s first direct involvement with housing in South London. In 1893 several tenement flats were begun such as those on Sancroft Street and Chester Way. By the early nineteen hundreds there was scope for re-building whole tracts of Kennington, beginning with the cottages in Denny Street, followed by the construction of Courtenay Square and Cardigan Street.
During the 1920s and 1930s some significant sites were sold notably to the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) and to the London County Council. During World War II the estate survived largely intact but some rebuilding work was needed in the Newburn Street area. During the 1950s several large office buildings were built and as this involved the demolition of some housing stock, two blocks of flats with small bed-sit or one-bedroom units were built and designed to accommodate professional single people.
By the late 1980s the Manor of Kennington covered some 16 hectares, mainly residential, but with a good deal of diverse commercial property.
Kennington – Residential Properties A sale of the majority of the residential estate was made to London & Quadrant, a housing association, in July 1990. This large step for the Duchy has been a considerable success. London & Quadrant has invested significantly in the estate, breathing new life into older properties which are regarded with affection by the close-knit and vibrant community.
Approximately 50 flats and houses remain within the Duchy’s portfolio and these have an important role. So much so that the Duchy has adopted a policy of retention and now refurbishes and re-lets rather than selling if a vacancy arises.
Beyond that the Duchy has responded to the needs of residents facing difficulties. The elderly have been finding that their income from savings has fallen dramatically in line with interest rates – at a time of rising rents. Following a visit to Kennington by The Duke of Cornwall in January 2002, the Duchy has decided to freeze rents for those facing hardship in this particular group. Kennington – The Oval Cricket Ground
More recently, work to give the ground a facelift and to build the OCS stand began in February 2004. This was finished on time for the two one-day internationals and then played host to the fifth and final npower Ashes Test in September 2005, the scene of a now famous victory.
Summit Double Glazing install our products anywhere within the M25 / Essex, and supply our aluminium / secondary double glazing units in kit form all over the UK. All our Summit Windows have been designed to provide optimum strength, superior thermal properties and excellent weathering performance whilst retaining their pristine appearance year after year with the minimum of maintenance. Our team of professional designers and fitters work with you to ensure that we provide the best solution for your needs and we are competitively priced! We offer a comprehensive range for commercial, industrial and public uses.