Published On: Tue, Jun 18th, 2024

Mercury makes waves in the USA

Specialist fabricator Mercury, in collaboration with Conservatory Craftsmen, has completed a spectacular aluminium new build project in North Kentucky, south of Cincinnati in the USA.

The 111 sqm home extension was designed to accommodate an indoor lush garden space complete with largescale waterfall pond, allowing the homeowner to grow bananas, citrus fruits and a variety of tropical plants. With such a generous glazing façade needed, the choice of products specified was exacting to maximise light penetration.

Fabricated in-house by Gloucester-based Mercury, the extensive structure was manufactured from the innovative Smart Wall system for the main framework, featuring a combination of 100mm and 150mm sections. Reinforced with robust steel supports, the thermally broken system is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and offers excellent thermal transmittance, ensuring both longevity and performance. The aluminium structure was powder coated in RAL9011 Satin black to complement the existing property.

The project’s windows, fabricated from the Alitherm 600 system, were used as inserts and in higher-level positions within the Smart Wall framework. The windows are designed to optimise thermal efficiency whilst their slim sightlines maximise light exposure, a crucial element for this project. The windows also incorporated sloping beads to effectively channel water away, which was important given the adverse weather conditions the region can experience.

A unique aspect of the project is the conservatory’s side wall, which stands over 4 metres high and is shared with the adjoining house. The design allows the second floor of the property to directly overlook the botanical garden, creating a seamless blend of an indoor and outdoor space.

The roof was manufactured by Roof Kits in Yatton, west of Bristol and was overseen by the Mercury team to ensure a seamless integration within the structure.

Throughout the project, Mercury’s experienced in-house commercial team collaborated closely with Conservatory Craftsmen to ensure all products were manufactured and shipped on time direct to site.

The completed project showcases the manufacturing expertise of the Mercury team.  Steve Cross, Director at Mercury, commented: “This was an exciting project to be involved in and the finished result is superb. The project ran seamlessly and is a testament to the calibre and dedication of the Mercury team.”

With installations across the USA, including New York, Florida, Minnesota, Arizona, California, Nevada, and now Kentucky, Mercury’s products are making waves internationally.