The Facilities Team at Lowestoft Sixth Form College have recently upgraded the Toughened Glass in nearly 200 spandrel panels after suffering a breakage caused by Nickel Sulphide Inclusions or as it is better known, Glass Cancer. This is caused when small deposits of Nickel used in the manufacture of the glass cause it to spontaneously break without warning. With the spandrel panels spread across the College over 3 floors, Lowestoft Sixth Form College turned to PFS to help provide the solution.
After an initial free survey by a member of our highly trained team, PFS recommended the installation of a 175 micron clear safety film to each panel, with the film being installed on to the Atrium side of the glass to prevent fragments falling 3 floors in the event of another breakage. PFS were able to offer the total solution, from the protection of the tiled floor which incorporated underfloor heating, to the use of the specialist access equipment required to complete the installation. All PFS installers hold IPAF accreditation to allow the use of such equipment.
The installation took place out of normal college hours to reduce the disruption to students and staff and was completed within 5 days.