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Structural Glazing Systems. Our Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing systems provide a flush glass surface. It utilises stainless steel fittings, housed in countersunk holes, to fix the glass façade back to the structure instead of using the more conventional framed systems ...
The world's leading structural glass system, Pilkington Planar™ opens up vast possibilities for architects, allowing them to create a complete glass envelope for buildings with frameless façades on any plane. Support structures, located internally or externally, can use glass mullions, a conventional steel construction or the ...
Pilkington Planar™ systems remain the world's market leader for structural glazing systems. With its unrivalled stability and safety, this innovative product allows architects to build entire structures out of glass, allowing architects design flexibility to create bright and highly attractive working environments, with more light and ...
The Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing system provides a flush glass surface by utilising stainless steel fittings housed in countersunk holes to fix the glass facade back to the structure instead of using the more conventional framed systems. With its unrivalled stability and safety, this innovative product allows architects to ...
The use of Pilkington Planar™ in a glass mullion system enables the specifier to produce vertical glass curtain walls, canopies and skylights. Glass mullions are used as support for maximum transparency and to transfer wind, snow and self- weight loading to the structure. Pilkington have led the way in the development and ...
Glass is not like other products used in buildings. It is clear, fairly rigid providing a lot of strength but can be brittle as well. At an atomic level glass is a network of silicon and oxygen bonds modified randomly by sodium. The structure is not regular as it would be if it were liquid. The network of bonds prevent the glass from ...
A selection of our Typical Details have been made available for download. These show the specifics of the connections between glass, fittings and support structure. Should you have more specific requirements for your application please contact us. On this page details are available as read-only Adobe Acrobat files, ...
Tension Structures. Pilkington Planar™ T.S is yet another of the company's unique innovations which formally combine the back-up system and the glass into one sole source system. This enables Pilkington to guarantee the delivery and performance of the complete façade, in addition to the total compatibility of the glass ...
Various forms of steel structures can be used to support a Pilkington Planar™ façade. The design of these structures can be varied and either simple - in the form of mullions, or intricate, in the form of trusses. The versatility of Pilkington Planar™ connections enables almost any type of structure to be used. Pilkington Planar ...
3 Feb 2012 ... Instead of glass being used as a material to open up a structure, it could now be used as the material for the structure itself. The development of glass skins and suspended glass techniques during the 1960s led to the construction of larger steel structures, which supported skyscrapers built of pure glass ...