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Pilkington Pyroclear® Opens Doors for Architects

Pilkington Pyroclear ® Glass. Pilkington Pyroclear ® is recommended for use as a physical barrier against flames, smoke and fumes. Its prime purpose should be for fire containment to protect against the risks that occur in the early stages of fire. This period is commonly taken to be the initial period for escape to a place of saftey before major fire development.

How Fire-resistant Glass Can Help Architects Break Down Walls

The architect wanted to fill every floor with natural light, from both the front and the back, by using floor-to-ceiling glazing throughout. However, the rear of the property was just three metres away from a neighbouring building, so fire protection was needed to reduce the risk of fire spreading between the two. In years gone by, there would have been no choice but to design in a solid wall ...

Shopfront - Pilkington

Shopfront Windows are extremely important for shop fronts, showrooms, or car dealerships due to the various functions they have to play for the building owner and the visitor.

Structural Glazing - Pilkington

Overview Pilkington Planar™ systems remain the world’s market leader for structural glazing systems.With its unrivalled stability and safety, this innovative product allows architects to build entire structures out of glass, allowing architects design flexibility to create bright and highly attractive working environments, with more light and a greater feeling of space.

Overheating - Pilkington

If you have any questions on Part L 2021 and what the implications might be for glass, please complete our online contact form, selecting 'Architect' or 'Trade' as the Enquiry Type and 'Part L 2021' as the Nature of Your Enquiry.

Pilkington Spec-it!

For specifications on the move, Spec-it! can also be found in the Spectrum app for iOS and Android devices. Easy search for other criteria As well as key parameters such as light transmittance, U value and g value, Spec-it! also allows you to search on acoustics, safety, security and glass thickness.

Wind and Snow Load - Pilkington

An architect or engineer should be able to work out the design wind load that we will need in our calculations. Typically for the UK the average design wind load is 1200 N/m2 and the snow load 600N/m2 however using the average may cause the glass to be over specified or even worse underspecified for the task. The design wind load can be calculated using BS6399-2. For low rise buildings an ...

Heat - Pilkington

Heat Infrared energy is what we experience in the form of heat every day, such as sunlight, a fire, a radiator or a warm sidewalk. It lies between the visible and microwave sections of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Durability of Glass - Pilkington

Durability of Glass The durability of glass can be witnessed in most cities with ancient churches. Unless broken by excessive loads glass will remain for very long periods.