Structural Glazing

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


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 a greater feeling of space.

With ultimate responsibility for the design, manufacture and supply of all Pilkington Planar™ systems, Pilkington Architectural provides a unique range of design and engineering services to the specifier market.

We are positioned to develop the key core competencies of design, marketing and manufacture to ensure that the Pilkington Planar™ system remains the world market leader for bolted glass systems.

Quality is assured by the use of Pilkington float glass, with fabrication and design carried out in an ISO 9000 certified processing facility in St Helens, UK. Operating under the BBA quality plan and ISO 14001 environmental management system, this factory is the only one in the world that is dedicated solely to structural glass systems.

Managed by a dedicated team of construction and glass industry professionals we are able to offer a service based on an unrivalled understanding of the technology, production capabilities and the on-site conditions involved.

The experience of our team covers the full range of Pilkington Planar™ system applications - from the small and technically straight forward through to major bespoke design packages for total building cladding. Past work includes curtain walls, complex three-dimensional façades and roofs, opening lights and curved glasses.

The full service is provided by a highly skilled and experienced team who are available to provide assistance with project specifics, technical details, feasibility, costings and the creation of an NBS specification.

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Products for use in structural glazing applications