Pilkington Spandrel Glass

Pilkington Spandrel Glass


This extensive range has been developed for use in curtain wall projects where the specifier is seeking either to match the non-vision spandrel panels to the vision area of glazing or to provide a contrast to the vision area glazing.

The panels are available to match the whole range of visual effects created by the use of tinted or reflective glasses, and can be supplied with or without insulation, and in single glazing as well as Insulating Glass Unit form.

Spandrel Glass can be glazed singly or as a part of an Insulating Glass Unit to provide the shadow effect of adjacent vision units. The colour choice can either complement or contrast depending on the coating or colour of the external glass. Spandrel Glass can be insulated with a variety of materials to meet even the most exacting of standards.

Standard Colours Available

Pilkington Spandrel Glass is produced in seven standard colours, supplemented by a variety of white options. A wider range of colours is available upon request. British Standard references relate to BS 4904:1978: ‘Specification for external cladding colours for building purposes’, although many more colours have been matched to BS 5252: 1976.

Spandrel panels are not designed to be viewed in transmitted light and the resultant colour will vary depending on the thickness of the base glass. Before specifying, please contact us for advice.

Screen Printing

Further aesthetic options are achieved through Pilkington Screen Printed Glass, with traditional or specially commissioned designs available. This provides options in design for privacy, obscuration and solar control. Purpose-made designs are available on request and are costed individually. The designs can be applied to the whole panel or in selected areas to suit the application. Popular screen printed colours are: Opaque White and Graphite, although other colours can be used.

With increased ceramic coverage on the glass, screen printing helps to control heat and light transmission. The shading coefficient of clear and body tinted glass is reduced, thus allowing greater flexibility of choice and design.


  • Provides uniform curtain wall appearance
  • Concealment of internal structure or services
  • Insulation options to meet most performance requirements
  • No discolouration by internal condensation or deposit of volatiles
  • Durable
  • Toughened to BS EN 12150: BS EN 12600 Impact Classification 1(C)3 (minimum)
  • Resists corrosion and chemical attack
  • Easy to install with minimal maintenance


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