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A well respected manufacturer of patent glazing
roof lights and canopies since 1973

Howells Values

Fairness

We will respectfully listen to your concerns, we will take a balanced view, and our decisions will be transparent and honest

Making a Difference

We are open to change and strive to be the best that we can be, to deliver a positive experience.

Personal Growth

We want people to take the initiative to develop as an individual, by considering their particular needs and aspirations.

Recognition

We acknowledge when someone goes the extra mile, by saying thank you and understanding individual needs when working as a team.

Enthusiastic

We have a can do attitude, and look for solutions not problems. We show interest and energy in all that is done

Company Profile

Howells Patent Glazing Limited has since 1973 been a well respected manufacturer of patent glazing roof lights and canopies.

We undertake contracts on a supply only or supply and install basis with installation of patent glazing in both roof and vertical applications using single or double glazing or polycarbonate sheet or single, double or triple glazing.

We can also act as Main Contractor, taking on small elements of building work and supporting framework.

Products are manufactured in their factory complex at Cradley Heath, West Midlands, and shipped to sites by their tailored transport. We have Sales, Estimating, Technical and Contracts departments to supply the requisite support. Key staff have over 50 years experience within the industry, giving HPG in-depth expertise in the design of roof and vertical systems.

The system is suitable for use in railway stations, care homes, shopping centres, schools, retail complexes, heritage buildings, domestic applications and factory units.

Howells have a wide portfolio of works undertaken, which include amongst others, schools, colleges, nursing homes for which we have undertaken covered walkways, pre formed rooflights, barrel vaults, canopies and single and double pitched roofs. We have also carried out works at the prestigious Millennium Point in Digbeth, Birmingham installing 5000 sq mt of coloured U profiled glazing.

Howells’s contracts have also included domestic installations of swimming pool covers, rooflights, lantern lights, single and double pitched rooflights and conservatories including portal frames, if required. Industrial/commercial buildings, airports and shopping centres. The contracts value from around £2,000 to a substantial £1,000,000.

The range provides for inverted glazing bars to suit various spans. Traditional types of bar can also be provided if required, such as the heritage wing bar. These bars can incorporated the HPG top hung opening vent, smoke ventilator, rain censor and louvers.

We also can also provide portal frames and give advice on the requirement of structural supports.

Our own patented system is made from extruded aluminium alloy complying with BS1474 designation 6063T6 ancillary components such as flashing, closures weathering and gutters, can be provided from preformed aluminium alloy to BS1470.

The bars can be supplied in mill finish, anodized to BS3987 or powder coated to BS6496 in a wide range of colours.

We have now diversified into supplying a bar called VT plus. This system is a fully thermally broken to meet the ever increasing demands for thermal efficiency low maintenance materials to combine both modern and traditional and authentic appearance of timber structures.

British Standards

BS EN 1999-1-1:2007+A2:2013. Eurocode 9

Design of aluminium structures. General structural rules

BS EN 1999-1-3:2007+A1:2011. Eurocode 9

Design of aluminium structures. Structures susceptible to fatigue

BS EN 1999-1-4:2007+A1:2011. Eurocode 9

Design of aluminium structures. Cold-formed structural sheeting

BS EN 1999-1-1:2007+A2:2013. Eurocode 9

Design of aluminium structures. General structural rules

BS 952-1:1995

Glass for glazing. Classification

BS EN 755-9:2008

Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Extruded rod/bar, tube and profiles. Profiles, tolerances on dimensions and form

BS EN ISO 7599:2010

Anodizing of aluminium and its alloys. General specifications for anodic oxidation coatings on aluminium

BS 5516-1:2004

Patent glazing and sloping glazing for buildings. Code of practice for design and installation of sloping and vertical patent glazing

BS 5516-2:2004

Patent glazing and sloping glazing for buildings. Code of practice for sloping glazing

BS 6206:1981

Specification for impact performance requirements for flat safety glass and safety plastics for use in buildings

BS EN 12150-1:2000

Glass in building. Thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass. Definition and description

BS EN 12150-2:2004

Glass in building. Thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass. Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

BS EN 12600:2002

Glass in building. Pendulum test. Impact test method and classification for flat glass

BS 6262:1982

Code of practice for glazing for buildings

BS 6262-1:2005

Glazing for buildings. General methodology for the selection of glazing

BS 6262-2:2005

Glazing for buildings. Code of practice for energy, light and sound

BS 6262-3:2005

Glazing for buildings. Code of practice for fire, security and wind loading

BS 6262-4:2005

Glazing for buildings. Code of practice for safety related to human impact

BS 6262-6:2005

Glazing for buildings. Code of practice for special applications

BS 6262-7:2005

Glazing for buildings. Code of practice for the provision of information

BS EN 12206-1:2004

Paints and varnishes. Coating of aluminium and aluminium alloys for architectural purposes. Coatings prepared from coating powder