take all shapes and sizes, and we’ve seen some truly inspirational designs in the UK. The Independent very recently reported
on the growing use of glass
in the home which is an interesting read - you might be surprised at just how versatile glass
We’re currently working with architect and TV presenter, George Clarke, who is famed for large-scale restoration projects and is a real advocate for maximising the use of glass in the home. Check out what he thinks about how glass can bring a home to life and also be environmentally friendly.
At Pilkington, we’ve worked on some truly amazing projects featuring glass over the years, and one that stands out is a creation by Australian architect Malcolm Carver. It’s a superb tree house constructed entirely from glass to make the most of extraordinary views across the ocean.
To maintain those views and the external appearance of this extraordinary building, Carver specified the world’s first true self-cleaning glass – Pilkington Activ™ - to minimise the cleaning regime and keep the structure in pristine condition.
More modest, conventional glass conservatories or glass extensions can be just as inspiring, and are the ideal way for us Brits to enjoy our outside space whatever the weather – think of it as bringing a little bit of the outdoors in. It is also crucial when investing in a structure like a glass extension that it can be enjoyed year round. Selecting glazing that combines self-cleaning properties with solar control performance (such as Pilkington Activ™ Blue or Pilkington Activ SunShade™ Neutral), will help keep your glass extension cooler in summer, and when combined with a low-emissivity glass, such as Pilkington K Glass™, will ensure your space is kept warmer during the winter months too! Discover more about self-cleaning glass here