Using the right glass products to extend your home

Using the right glass products to extend your home

Press Release
15 Jun 2019
It’s the dream for any homeowner, finding a spacious airy property with plenty of natural light. But, as well as looking good, there is an increasing amount of medical research pointing to the health benefits of letting light into your life.
 
Pilkington Activ garden room
Finding ways to extend and transform properties is always a challenge. And when working with historic or listed buildings the process can be even trickier.

Tight regulation around the type of materials that can be used and concerns about aesthetics can make designing extensions a complex business.

But choosing the right kind of glazing can help architects and homeowners get the balance right, creating a perfect blend of old and new or bridging the gap between modern and ancient spaces.

Pilkington Spacia™ glass is an ideal solution for anyone looking to create a bright, light space in a home where period detailing might need to be maintained.

The revolutionary vacuum glazing technology also provides unrivalled thermal performance in an ultra-thin unit that fits seamlessly into listed and conservation properties. This innovative unit allows the character of the property to be retained as it can be used with the original frames. It can also be used as secondary glazing and where aesthetics are important in a new or modern property.

Pilkington Activ™ is another useful choice for larger or hard to reach areas. The self-cleaning properties make it perfect to install in atriums, glass box extensions or as the glazing for bi-fold doors - adding light, space and a way to connect older and newer parts of the home or in and outdoor areas.

Pilkington Brand & Marketing Communications Manager, Julia Berkin, said; “Adding an extension, or renovating a home that already has its own history can be a stressful time, which is why our products are designed to make it easier for home owners.

“Using Pilkington Spacia™ means you’ll get improved thermal insulation, whether you’re updating both the glazing and frames in your home or if you wish to just update the glazing and maintain the original frames that have been a part of the house’s history.”

“And our Pilkington Activ™ self-cleaning properties are perfect for any extensions that you’re adding to bring more light into these historic homes.”