JELD-WEN (Formerly Boulton and Paul) created the original prefabricated building ‘Bransfield House’ at Port Lockroy during WWII, which included the original windows, and was flat packed and assembled on site by the Royal Navy.


When UKAHT wanted to restore the Nissen Hut at Port Lockroy, JELD-WEN's high performance triple glazed timber windows were chosen to offer a match to the original hut that fell into disrepair. 

Part of the reason for choosing timber was because it is durable and a natural insulator, all of which enables it to withstand the extreme weather conditions of the Antarctic. Protecting the environment was also a key concern and timber was chosen because of its natural non-polluting characteristics.  

The Nissen Hut

The Nissen hut was originally built as a storehouse and emergency refuge and was fully rebuilt in 2010 to the same specifications, but with modern insulation and used JELD-WEN doorsets and triple glazed windows. Staff now use the hut as living quarters because of its thermal performance and privacy. 

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