It’s good to be a glass-spotter!

It’s good to be a glass-spotter!

Blog Post
23 Jul 2019
“Choose a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life”

While there is still some debate around the origins of this famous quote, there’s no doubt that it rings true for many who get a real sense of satisfaction from their work.

When you have a true interest in your chosen field it can even sometimes be difficult to separate life from work. Whether it’s browsing industry blogs in the evenings, attending industry events and exhibitions or keeping a keen eye out for the latest developments affecting the field, careers often extend far beyond the typical 9-5.

In the glass and glazing industry, this fascination can manifest itself in other ways. In fact, many of us are unashamed in our willingness to inspect the glass we see all around us every day.

We will often check the type of glass it is, its safety mark, and its thickness. A close examination can also establish the manufacturer or processor, and even reveal whether the glass satisfies building regulations. When you deeply care about quality, you want to make sure that glass and glazing is used to its best in buildings you spot walking around towns and cities.

Our interest in these ad-hoc checks at Pilkington UK is perhaps unsurprising, given just how many different glass products we produce. Indeed, solar control glass, bird-safe glass and even self-cleaning glass are just a few examples of how we continue to push the built environment’s use of glazing.

While it’d be a stretch to say that this same level of interest is present among the general public, high quality design using glass can certainly be effective in helping to draw the crowds. From commercial office monoliths to shops with entirely glazed store-fronts, strong design using glass can help create landmarks.

As innovative new glass solutions are brought to market, the impressive nature of glazing will continue to feature prominently in building design. Through our dedication to creating market-leading products and commitment to being the best in glass, we expect we’ll be at the forefront of this continuing movement. Our experts will undoubtedly be glass-spotting for years to come.

To find out more about our approach to innovation, click here.

Written by Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager