World-Class Glass

When Planet Roofing wanted to upgrade its new premises, including all the windows, there was no doubt who would be the best supplier for the job: leading glass specialist TuffX.

The new factory premises in Basildon, Essex, was completely refurbished this year, including new windows to the front and side to complement the building’s new sleek black cladding.

TuffX’s Ambi Ultra glass was chosen for the windows due to the south-facing aspect of the building. Ambi Ultra is a strikingly dark, self-cleaning, low-E solar tinted product which allows 8% light transmission whilst achieving 91% solar heat reflection and a U-value of 1.0, making it the highest performing product of its kind available on the market. It is this combination of high performing features that makes Ambi Ultra the ideal choice to reduce glare and heat in offices and factories, as well as for south-facing conservatories in the home. In total, 100m2 were used in the refurbishment.

The factory, which had not been modernised in 30 years, was completed in August 2020. The result is as stunning and as it is practical: Planet Roofing’s customers can’t miss the eye-catching black cladded building as they enter the Ilford Trading Estate.

“It’s turned us into something of a landmark in the area. It has completely transformed the factory and the glass does the job we expected of it,” said Paul Rickman of Planet Roofing.

“We’ve had a great relationship with TuffX for many years. With TuffX we knew we’d get the right product with excellent customer service and efficient delivery.”

TuffX’s Managing Director Graham Price said: “We’ve worked with Planet Roofing for a long time, supplying glass for their rooflights, and were delighted to be chosen to help transform their new premises.”

“We were able to advise on just the right glass for the job and deliver it to the standard Planet Roofing knew to expect from us. The finished result functions brilliantly and looks fantastic.  We wish them many happy years to come in their new location.”