- Standard Ordinary Glazing
Known as Float or Annealed Glass.
- Privacy or Decorative Glazing
This can be Textured, Etched, Sandblasted, or Opaque.
- Security Glazing
Float Annealed glass with film applied to it or Laminated glass. Installing security glass requires an alternative emergency escape route in the case of a fire.
- Safety Glass
This can be either Laminated, Toughened, Wired or Float Annealed glass with safety film applied to it. Safety glass is mandatory requirement for new installations within 800mm of the floor in windows and partitions, and within 1500mm of the floor in doors and side panels. The glazing should be marked in the corner with BS6206.
- Self Cleaning Glass
This is not 100% maintenance free but it will not need to be cleaned as frequently or thoroughly as conventional glass. Self cleaning glass can be made with a Ritec Coating added to the glass prior to glazing, or with glass that has had a transparent coating applied during the manufacture process.
- Low Emissivity glass or Low E glass (Energy Saving)
The glass must be used in a double glazed window so that the special reflective coating, which is placed inside the cavity and therefore protected from any damage
- Pilkington K Glass™ S & Planitherm® Total +
Is a single stock, soft coated glass which can be used in annealed form or toughened, resulting in a product with the same thermal performance and neutral appearance. Once fabricated into an IGU, it can be used in windows in all types of glazing applications in new houses, conservatories and in replacement windows for existing homes.
In addition to the above glazing options there are a number of further optional choices available:-
- Low E Advanced
Upgrading the Low E glass to one of new advanced higher performance Low E Glass with a clearer view through the glass.
- Active Solutions
Upgrading the unit to add additional active solutions such as Self Clean
- Argon Gas **
Adding Argon Gas into the cavity between the two glass panels can increase the thermal efficiency of the unit and in some cases help improve the acoustic properties.
- Integrated Internals
Adding integrated blinds within the glass cavity
** The introduction of gas into the cavity of a double glazed unit reduces the heat conductance between the panes, helping to keep more heat in during the winter and out in the summer. As a result living and working conditions become more comfortable the whole year round. The thermal insulation is further improved by using a Low e energy saving glass on one side of the sealed unit.
This combination of Argon Gas and Low e energy saving glass can achieve an improvement in thermal performance in the region of 50% over and above that of a standard sealed unit. The standard gas used for thermal insulation is Argon. Apart from its heat insulation properties, Argon is non-toxic, sunlight stable, non corrosive, colourless and odourless.
Glass floors & Rooflights
- * Minimalist frameless glass.
- * 4 week lead time on supply only.
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