Architects Manchester ¦ North West Construction Professionals ¦ Building Design Team

MANCHESTER 0161 236 9761

EMAIL info@granterskinearchitects.com

Happy

Customers

"Grant has been working on several of our development schemes across the region and has provided very high quality layouts and images for the presentation of the sites we are promoting through the planning system. All projects have been delivered on time and within budget. We will continue to work with Grant on future projects."

 

Andrew Laing

Land & Planning Manager

Hollins Strategic Land

 

 

“What impressed me most about Grant Erskine Architects is the professionalism, knowledge, experience, unbeatable pricing and the communication throughout. I know their services are endless, but importantly they return calls, provide free initial advice and deliver what they agree to do. I would not hesitate in recommending them where the opportunity should arise.

 

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, On Time”

 

Joanne Nuttall

Owner, Breakey & Nuttall

 

 

“I would describe Grant Erskine Architects as extremely professional, but personable and approachable at the same time and as people who "think outside the box" and really go that extra step to delivery results with quality. In all honesty I would recommend them to anybody including friends and family and we are extremely happy about the project that they recently completed for our business.

 

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

 

Mike Naughton

Diggle Nursery Owner

 

 

click for more testimonials

Contact Us

Project

Examples

 Architects Manchester ¦ North West Construction Professionals ¦ Building Design Team

Methodist Church to Nursery Conversion in Diggle, Oldham. Accomodation for children of all ages, as well as a multi-purpose space. more

 Architects Manchester ¦ North West Construction Professionals ¦ Building Design Team

This House Extension in Bramhall, Stockport compliments the traditional house, with glazing and retractable doors that take full advantage of the view and morning sun. more

 Architects Manchester ¦ North West Construction Professionals ¦ Building Design Team

A cost effective refit of a 4th floor office in an old mill in Bolton, providing a range of accommodation between 200 and 1000 square feet.. more

 

The Tale of the Exploding Glass Shower Screen

 

Exploding Shower Screens ¦ Architects Manchester ¦ North West Construction Professionals ¦ Building Design Team

I wouldn’t have believed it unless I had seen it myself and part of me still doesn’t believe it, even though I swept up the glass fragments, but my glass shower screen exploded! No, this is not some form of a surreal joke. Not only did it explode, it exploded with such force that I had to pick glass fragments out of the plaster on a wall almost 2m away.

 

A few mornings ago, I got up, had a shower, and left to run an errand, returning about an hour later. An hour after my return, I went upstairs to find small ‘pea’ sized pieces of glass all over my bathroom floor. As I was only person around, and I had not heard anything (I assume there must have been some form of large bang) I can only deduce that it had spontaneously exploded when I was out.

 

By now I’m sure your thinking “Call the men in white coats, someone has stopped taking their medication!” and believe me, you would be right to do so. So I did what any sane person would do – I Googled it. Try it yourself if you don’t believe me. Type “exploding glass shower screen” into a search engine. Apparently it’s more common than you would believe. There seems to be a few explanations, but the most frequent I have come across is an impurity in the glass (nickel sulphide) which expands over a period of undetermined time that can cause spontaneous explosion. It can happen after any period of time from a few days to several years.

 

So the next time you are going for a shower…don’t forget your risk assessment and PPE!!

ARB Registered Architects Manchester ¦ North West Construction Professionals ¦ Building Design Team

Company Reg. No. 07477118

 

Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved

 

Grant Erskine Architects Limited. Registered in England and Wales. Registered Office, 3rd Floor, Suite 5, 61 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HZ

 

0161 236 9761

info@granterskinearchitects.com