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  • Blog Post
    15 November 2015

    Take a glimpse into construction in 2045

    2045 may seem like an eternity away — however, equipment hire specialist Hewden has taken a peak into the future of construction, with some fascinating results. The report predicts not only how the industry will look in 2045, but also points towards some unexpected uses of technology, like how Artificial Intelligence may be incorporated into building infrastructure.

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  • Blog Post
    26 October 2015

    The World’s Market Leader – Pilkington Planar™

    Pilkington Planar™ systems remain the world’s market leader for structural glazing systems, with a proven track record in the most demanding applications.

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  • Blog Post
    05 October 2015

    National Home Security Month

    SAFE AS HOUSES

    Creating a safe and secure home should be at the heart of any residential project and as we creep into winter, with the days becoming darker and the nights longer, it’s more important that people know how to best protect their property. October is officially National Home Security Month and with a 20 per cent increase in burglaries throughout the darker months of the year, now is an opportune time to raise awareness of home security.

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  • Blog Post
    29 September 2015

    Glass in Buildings - The Hidden Benefits of Glazing

    An independent study commissioned by Glass for Europe has discovered that the social and economic benefits of glazed buildings extend far beyond aesthetics and energy-efficiency.

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  • Blog Post
    17 August 2015

    A Glazing Record – The Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

    Providing countless applications across a wide selection of industries and disciplines, architects are constantly developing new ways to explore and challenge the versatility of glass.

    So, it’s no wonder that world records are constantly being broken – the latest being the world’s tallest and longest glass pedestrian bridge, which is set to be claimed by the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, China.

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  • Blog Post
    13 July 2015

    Keep Windows Clean with Pilkington Self-cleaning Glass

    If the thought of spending endless hours cleaning windows puts you off building a new conservatory or installing skylights, then Pilkington self-cleaning glass is precisely what you need.

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  • Blog Post
    26 June 2015

    The Evolution of Glazing

    In the April issue of Glass and Glazing Products, our European technical advisory manager, Phil Brown, discusses landmark moments in glass manufacturing…

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  • Blog Post
    12 June 2015

    Solar control glazing – the key to reducing CO2 emissions?

    In a recent issue of Glass and Glazing Products, our project specification manager, Tim Fagg, explores how solar control glazing can help to tackle CO2 emissions…

    With demand for commercial and domestic buildings to be both comfortable and productive places to live and work, it’s no surprise that heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) are considered a must in most public buildings. Yet they are one of the biggest contributors to energy bills and property maintenance costs, not to mention carbon footprint.

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  • Blog Post
    08 June 2015

    Replacement IGU’s

    Your windows experience the extremes of all environmental conditions – whether it’s rain, wind, hail or snow, they provide a barrier protecting you from the elements. However, broken seals and improperly fitted windows can leave you exposed to frequent temperature changes, as well as higher energy fuel bills due to the loss of heat.

    If your PVCu, timber or aluminum window frames are in good condition, there’s no need to actually replace the whole window frame. You can simply upgrade the glass to Pilkington energiKare double-glazing.

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  • Blog Post
    11 May 2015

    Pilkington Activ™ - BRE Report

    Displaying the benefits of Pilkington Activ™, The Building Research Establishment (BRE) have previously published results of a six-month research and evaluation project on the world’s first dual action self-cleaning glass.

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  • Blog Post
    20 April 2015

    Pilkington Anti-Condensation Glass

    Higher performance thermal insulation glass is becoming more and more popular as demanding environmental and legislative needs increase.  For applications where highly efficient thermal insulation glazing is required, the occurrence of external condensation can be a problem.

    External condensation is a natural phenomenon which occurs when the external surface temperature of the glass drops below the dew-point - occurring usually during the autumn and winter months.

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  • Blog Post
    08 April 2015

    Pilkington K Glass™ S Seals The Deal In H Jarvis Energy-efficient Homes Project

    We’re pleased to announce that our ultra low-emissivity glazing, Pilkington K Glass™ S, has been chosen for use in a specialist housing development, which was recently showcased at an open day event in Yorkshire.

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  • Blog Post
    20 March 2015

    Why MyPilkington™?

    Designed to give companies that buy and specify Pilkington products 24/7 access to a wealth of exclusive content and facilities, My Pilkington™ offers many key features that aren’t accessible via  our main website.

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  • Blog Post
    23 February 2015

    Pilkington Decorative Glass

    Available in a wide variety of contemporary and traditional designs, our range of stunning, high-end decorative glass is perfectly suited for use throughout the home. Offering privacy with a stylish look, each design offers five different levels of opacity, from 1 (least obscuration) to 5 (greatest obscuration).

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  • Blog Post
    01 February 2015

    Pilkington Specification Tools

    Here at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited. We not only offer an extensive range of glass products but, we also have a selection of online tools and resources that can help support homeowners, specifiers, as well as architects on their next project or build.

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  • Blog Post
    21 January 2015

    2015 Year of Training

    2015 looks set to be the Year of Training for the glass and glazing industry.

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  • Blog Post
    07 January 2015

    Help to reduce your heating bills with Pilkington energiKare™

    Your windows can have a big impact on the amount of energy you use, the comfort of your home and the cost of heating it – and if you’re thinking of replacing them, look no further than the Pilkington energiKare™ system.

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