Shackerley is able to offer UK architects and designers an exceptional range of innovative glass blocks from Seves, the world’s leading manufacturer of blocks for the specification market. The extensive and exclusive product offer is presented in five lines - Energy Saving, Tailor Made, Design, Technology and Basic - to comprehensively meet the diverse needs of architects, interior designers, and consumers.
These five lines, categorised by design and functionality, all incorporate the essential elements long valued in traditional European glasswork. The Seves name is synonymous with quality and Shackerley is delighted to offer these beautiful glass blocks which are specified across the globe for their excellent aesthetic and technical properties.
Offering new solutions to architects and design professionals focussed on the need to deliver long term sustainability and thermal efficiency, Seves has introduced its innovative energy saving glass block range. This technological advance reduces the thermal transmittance of the classic glass block by up to 50% and therefore makes it possible to create architectural façades made entirely of glass blocks that promote the conservation of energy and safeguard the environment.
Seves is renowned for its ability to offer glass block solutions ‘to order’. The Tailor Made option makes it possible for architects to personalise any glass block in its range or even to create a new specialised glass block to meet a project’s specific requirements.
Prominent architects like the Moneo-Brock Studio and Renzo Piano have successfully exploited the Tailor Made option to achieve their project objectives. In conjunction with the Moneo-Brock Studio, Seves designed a unique 30x30cm trapezoidal glass block for the Balneario di Panticosa, in Spain. Renzo Piano developed a series of glass blocks of different dimensions and designs to create a stunning outer envelope for La Maison Hermès in Japan.
The Design line is made up of stylish glass blocks of superior aesthetic form and quality that follow the Italian craft traditions of Vetroarredo and Fidenza Vetraria. This innovative collection takes glass blocks into a completely new dimension, transforming humble functional building components into iconic objects of design. Combining unique forms, shapes and finishes with Seves’ exacting quality standards, this collection provides exciting new ways for architects and designers to incorporate glass into contemporary design schemes.
The Technology line is comprised of high-performance glass blocks designed to meet demanding specifications. Made in Germany and benefitting from advanced Solaris technology, this range offers glass blocks which guarantee:
- Enhanced security and resistance to high impact external events and forces
- High level thermal and acoustic insulation properties.
- High resistance to breakage of horizontal structures, walkways, or vehicle passageways.
The Basic line is a reinterpretation of the traditional glass block in line with Seves’ quality standards. The Basic line comprises neutral glass blocks enhanced with different designs that can be used internally and externally to accentuate their most valued function: the passage of light.