GDL is a privately owned manufacturer and supplier of a large range of louvre systems, air diffusers, grilles, natural ventilation systems, brise soleil and dampers. From our head office in Glossop, Derbyshire and manufacturing facility in Sheffield, GDL has serviced the built environment industry for over 30 years working with designers, architects and contractors across the UK and overseas.
GDL offers a vast wealth of experience in technical, manufacturing and product development fields, ensuring our customers are supplied with the choice of products most suited to their requirements. Our comprehensive regional sales representation across the UK and Ireland offers a wealth of expertise and knowledge across the product range.
Focussed on the highest level of customer satisfaction, our products are manufactured to the highest quality, produced in line with international standards GDL have quality and environmental management systems that are certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 respectively.
Fulbridge academy in Peterborough is one of 378 schools nationwide to have successfully received funding through the ‘Targeted Basic Need Programme’, the funding has created 210 additional places at the school. The expansion programme included modification work in the existing school building to allow for additional classrooms and improved sports facilities. The major part of the project however was the construction of a new building for year 5 and 6 pupils that includes 8 new classrooms, additional sports facilities, a new hall and small office area with extensive outside space and parking.
Construction is underway at Askham Bryan College, the Agricultural and Land Management College based in York. Working alongside John Wright Electrical and Mechanical Services Ltd, the first phase of this £34m project began. The first phase included the construction of the Animal Management Centre and adjoining Wildlife and Conservation Area. The centre will also include lecture theatres and a replica veterinary practice. The project has been divided into three main phases which will also include new residential facilities for staff and students, improvements to the college farm and a new equine facility that will be double the size of the existing structure. The residential accommodation will enable numbers to increase from 300 to 600 students living on site.
The new 33 storey student accommodation tower in the heart of Manchester city centre is now the city’s second highest building. Manchester is characterised by its elevated railways with most of the stations being housed in tall buildings, except for Oxford Road Station adjacent to this site. The plan to build such an iconic high rise building on this site fits perfectly with the surrounding landscape and its close proximity to Manchester Metropolitan University. The Architects developed a design for the building that incorporated a higher grade of accommodation combining 404 studio partments and 116 study bedrooms. The rooms are arranged in 34 clusters of two to five bedrooms with a shared kitchen facility along with excellent shared facilities, a gym and common room area.
Working alongside our clients Willmott Dixon Interiors Ltd, GDL were contracted to manufacture and supply the Acoustic Louvres and the Clip-on Louvre screening for the new emergency department. Our acoustic Louvres are designed to attenuate medium and high frequency noise breakouts from ductwork and plant room openings. This product can be manufactured to suit any bespoke size requirements and is available in single bank or for higher levels of attenuation, double bank.
GDL supplied and installed the most suitable product types within our Intelivent natural ventilation range that utilise both wind and solar power and also allow natural day-lighting throughout the building. This is a sustainable and cost effective method of providing energy efficient ventilation and lighting throughout the building. The Solarpipe is used in conjunction with the penthouse turrets to provide both lighting and controlled ventilation within the community centre. Our design team can size the turrets accordingly to meet the required light and ventilation needs for each specific space. The purpose of this system is to diffuse natural light into the building eliminating the need for artificial lighting providing a sustainable alternative to a wired costly lighting arrangement.
Working alongside Main Contractor Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, we manufactured and supplied the internal ventilation grilles and diffusers throughout the various floors of the building. Our products provide both supply and extract ventilation, with accessories and optional paint finishes to suit our clients exact requirements.