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History

Express Glazing Contractors, as it has grown and the Capital has changed, has had a number of bases in London over its long business life.

Prior to 1984 we were based in Kilburn then Elephant & Castle prior to moving to The Colonnade, Russell Square in 1984.

We later moved to North Mews, Holborn in 1986, relocating from there in 2001 as it became residential, to Glasshouse Fields, Wapping, for a short period whilst we refurbished a new base in Blundell Street, Kings Cross, where we remained from 2002 until 2016 when this area was re-developed and we moved to our larger base here in London E17.

During this time, there has been a continuity of management and staff, which together have given extensive knowledge, experience and professional skills to Express Glazing Contractors.  Consequently, it has been able to provide its customers with a complete service for all their glass, glazing and applied window requirements fully over such a long period.

In 1986, Express joined the Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) and has been an active member since, sitting on and ‘chairing’ various committees and learning from and contributing to the whole of the glass, glazing and window film industry. 

Express looks forward to the long-term future and working with its staff, customers and suppliers for many years to come.

Below are only a few notable names, dates and events in which we have been involved:-

  • June we moved to our new and larger base in London E17

  • Hoxton Square,London, large roof glazing with crane

  • Extensive glazing to church refurbishment in Tooting

  • Dorchester Hotel, reglazed large window to restaurant with crane

  • Sketch Restaurant, glazed artistic glass designs

  • Retail Bank, London, glazed branches with blue glass during major refurbishments

  • Connaught Hotel, reglazed coloured glass bends to front canopy

  • Riots-glazing damage repairs undertaken to various London locations

  • Coutts Bank, The Strand reglaze large glass panel to front facade with crane and scaffold

  • Savoy Hotel, London glass and mirrors during the major refurbishment.

  • Westfields/Stratford Station, glazed security glass to ticket counters

  • Monaco Harbour, South of France, glazing survey to super yacht undertaken for client

  • G20 Protests Royal Bank of Scotland, Threadneedle Street, -glazing damage repairs

  • Coq d’Argent Restaurant, City of London, reglazed large glass panels with crane

  • Churchill Hotel, Portman Sq., London replacement of all aluminium windows

  • Institute of Neurology/UCL, Wakefield St.-installation of secondary glazing to building

  • Museum of London/Medieval Gallery, City of London, reglaze glass units.

  • Government building, Elephant and Castle, London, atrium reglazed with large cranes

  • Tiffany Jewellers Shop, Sloane Square, reglazed after robbery

  • Foreign Embassy, glazing repairs undertaken to 5 by 2 metres front window

  • Minster Court, City of London-shaped glass unit reglazed with tall scaffold and crane

  • Heal’s Shop, Tottenham Court Road, London, curved glass shop windows reglazed

  • Freshfeilds Lawyers, Fleet Street, glazed large film projection coated glass from USA

  • Observer Newspaper office building, Farringdon Road, London fitted window films

  • City Riot, glazing damage repairs undertaken to Stock Exchange

  • Nottingham University-glazed over 4000 square metres to new ‘Raleigh bicycle’ campus

  • Major Lifts, glazed ‘scenic’ lift cars during refurbishment in Uxbridge, Middx.

  • Prada Shop, Old Bond Street, glaze new windows to front with crane

  • Bombing-Manchester Royal Exchange - glazing repairs undertaken to curved lay-light

  • V&A Museum, artist Raphael’s “Cartoon” 5.5 by 3.5 metres frame re-glazed at night

  • Residential Flats, Abbey Road NW8-all windows replaced for foreign embassy.

  • Apsley House, No.1 London, fitted new patent glazing to roof of Waterloo Gallery

  • Criminal Justice Riot-Oxford Street, glazing damage repairs undertaken to many shops

  • Bombing-99 Bishopsgate, glazing repairs undertaken to Stock Exchange plus others

  • Bombing-Baltic Exchange, glazing repairs undertaken to 99 Bishopsgate plus others

  • Kingsmead Shopping, Farnborough, re-glazing of glass to all of mall roofs

  • London Zoo-removed large glass window to help in relocation of a crocodile

  • Credit Swiss Bank at Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, main glass entrance and canopies fitted

  • Poll Tax Riots-Oxford Street, glazing damage repairs undertaken to many shops

  • British Airways tallest building at Heathrow -windows replacement undertaken

  • Dorchester Hotel-Ballroom mirrors, approx. 4000 supplied and fitted during major refurbishment

  • Houses of Parliament-replace glass domes to roof and roof light to Speakers apartment

  • October Storm-glazing damage repairs undertaken throughout London

  • London Underground Canons Park Tube replaced all patent glazing to platforms

  • Leadenhall Market reglazed all glass to timber roof during major refurbishment

  • Tate Britain-enclosed Boiler House Yard with patent glazing system

  • Anarchists and Anti Fur Riots in City of London-glazing damage repairs undertaken

  • Royal Festival Hall, South Bank-reglaze high large window with crane and scaffold

  • Bombing-Harrods store Knightsbridge-glazing damage repairs undertaken

  • Café Royal-THF Hotel-mirrors supplied and fitted during refurbishment