We may consider ourselves to be a house-proud nation, but it seems we’re turning our back on simple home improvement tasks in favour of innovative products that make our lives easier.
According to a survey from Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, more than a quarter (28%) of UK homeowners said they hadn’t got around to essential tasks in the home such as washing interior windows for over three months.
Faced with an increasing reliance on experts and innovation, as well as the ever-increasing desire to reap the benefits of more natural light in the home, Pilkington is leading the way with the world’s first self-cleaning glass.
The Pilkington Activ™
range of glass has a clever coating which uses daylight to break down organic deposits (such as bird droppings) and then uses rain to wash the dirt away. Designed to reduce the need for cleaning, it also dries faster, leaving the glass cleaner and with less streaks.
Thanks to the self-cleaning properties, the Pilkington Activ™
range is ideal for large-scale projects like home extensions, or in hard-to-reach areas such as skylights and conservatory roofs. The range also includes options which combine solar-control properties and can be paired with a highly energy-efficient inner pane of glass to prevent heat escaping, so you can enjoy a comfortable temperature all year round.
Pilkington Brand & Marketing Communications Manager, Julia Berkin, said: “Homes with lots of natural light have become a key consideration for homeowners, however the up-keep which comes along with lots of glass can be a make or break decision for some.
“Our Pilkington Activ™
range ensures that creating a space with lots of light and windows doesn’t also require vast amounts of time or money to maintain these areas – the latest products in our range allows you to spend time enjoying the stunning window views and feeling of open space without worrying about the upkeep”