Colorminium

Engineering The Exceptional

Colorminium specialises in the delivery of solutions for complex façades and building envelopes through consultation and construction, setting the standard of excellence in the translation of architectural vision into a building reality.

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Triton Court Atrium

London EC2

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The Curve

Slough, Berkshire

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127-135 Sloane Street

London, SW1X

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Royal Holloway University

Surrey, TW20

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Jewish Community Centre (JW3)

London NW3

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Bonhams Auction House

London W1

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5-6 St James’s Square

London SW1

Wedge House Update

Today has marked another milestone for the Wedge House scheme.

Thermal Assessment of a Facade

Why do we need to assess the thermal transmittance in a facade? Why do we need to identify whether there is a risk that condensation might occur?…

What is the UK’s Number One ‘most beautiful University’?

We are grateful to Joe Belcher of Associated Architects to give us a reference

Do you care about the health of your workers?

In the construction industry – we all need to be more conscious of the affects that we have on our employees. These facts below show how it is vital to care for your workers.

BIM?

No one is going to argue at this stage that BIM is anything other than a good idea.

Annual End-of-Year Event

Friday 15th December bought with it an excellent, Annual End of Year Staff event, held at the Sea Containers building with a stunning view of the river and the City.

Festive Holiday Period

Season greetings to you all.

Principles of Acoustics

The subject of acoustics, often perceived as somewhat of a dark art, is a key consideration on any façade of significance. We have set out below a few basic principles and considerations.

The Lifting Challenge

The challenge on our stadium project – a 1100kg piece of glass, 5.4m wide, 2.1m tall, scaffold just 200mm from the final position of the glass and no tower crane access possible….

Market trends

To find out more about the direction the market is heading, we sat down with Ronnie Myatt (Business Development Manager).

Attracting Millennials to Construction

The problem of an ageing workforce in the UK is a very real one and nowhere more so than within the Construction industry.

Laminated Architectural Glass

Glass suppliers will supply laminated glass in stock Jumbo sizes in various standard configurations of thicknesses and coatings but very often these do not suit the requirements

Colorminium Facade Excellence Forum

On a regular basis, Colorminium holds a façade excellence forum across our sites with a range of personnel in view of achieving best practise.

Heat Treating Glass – craft or science?

Books can and have been written on this topic but hopefully this extremely summarised account will enlighten some.

Lillie Square Photography looking fantastic

With the high-end residential apartments now starting to be occupied, the stunning professional photography brings out the real quality of the façade and the complexity of design.

Thermal Fracture in Glass Units

Thermal fracture is the name given to glass breakages that occur due to high ranges of temperature variation

Our partnership with Alban Safety

To establish the value of our partnership with Alban Safety, we interviewed Lloyd Roberts (Managing Director at Alban Safety).

Programme Management in Construction

To learn and establish exactly why Programme Management is so essential in Construction, we sat down with Steve Woodcock (Contracts Manager).

When is a defect in glass acceptable?

In this article we cover, Assessing the Visual Appearance and Acceptability of Glass.

Traditionally in the UK glass in commercial buildings has been assessed in line with various standards.

George House – 131 Sloane Street Awarded

We are pleased to announce that the iconic scheme George House, Sloane Street, has been awarded the ‘Mixed-Use Development’ award at the UK Property Awards.

Effect of floor slab movement on system selection

Glazing and cladding systems need to be designed to allow for building movements without compromising the performance or safety of the system.

Re-accreditation of BSI

Following thorough independent Audits of the Integrated Management System undertaken by BSI…

Lillie Square reaches completion

The high-end residential phase 1 is now complete with the majority of apartments occupied.

Anodising and PPC – The most common surface treatments

The choice of surface treatments is open to the specifier.

St Paul’s School Practical Completion achieved

It’s a great pleasure to announce that St Pauls School has achieved Practical Completion