The curtain wall method of glazing allows glass to be used in large uninterrupted areas creating consistent attractive facades. The flexibility in choice of Pilkington products allows the designer to control every aspect of the performance from thermal to solar considerations and ultimately the design statement for the building. The Pilkington Suncool™ range combines in one coating efficient thermal properties with some of the lowest Ug values achievable in insulating glass units and a broad range of solar-control options. With so much glass being used in a curtain wall the solar-gain can be high unless it is controlled. With the Pilkington range we can offer high light-transmission with solar-control properties and retain the natural look with neutral appearance glass products.
At the other extreme we can restrict light and solar gain in varying proportions and add colour or reflection into the products. For those areas covering floor slabs or office services, there are complimentary Pilkington Spandrel Glass options to either contrast with the glazing or look similar. Pilkington Spandrel Glass can have the Ug value enhanced with additional insulation fitted directly to the rear of the panels. Most products are available in impact resistant forms to allow the glass to be used at low levels, as a barrier and for security.