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Building Regulations for Architects - Pilkington

Building Regulations (sometimes known as building standards) define how a new building or alteration is to be constructed. The regulations cover a number of areas including: Safety Fire risk Energy efficiency Accessibility Ventilation Security Building Regulations approval may be required even if Planning Permission is not.

Overheating in new domestic buildings - Pilkington

Effective from 1 st February 2023 (deferred from 1 st December 2022), the Scottish Government has introduced changes to Sections 3 (environment), 6 (energy) and 7 (sustainability) of the Building Standards Technical Handbooks for domestic and non-domestic buildings.

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/m 2 and the snow load 600N/m 2 however using the average may cause the glass to be over specified or even worse underspecified for the task.

The Story of Pilkington UK

The company was founded by John William Bell and five other local men in 1826 under the name St. Helens Crown Glass Company. In the early seventeenth century the introduction of coal-fired furnaces in glass-making had caused most glass-production to be in the North East of England where most of the coal mines were located.

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Study finds architects going above and beyond building regs for ...

22 Aug 2023 Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, polls architects 12 months on from the introduction of Part O regulations for combatting overheating in new homes. Alongside climate and energy efficiency, Part O is one of the three key factors influencing greater measures to minimise overheating in residential building design.

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Existing Non-Dwellings

*for example, student accommodation and care homes WER, Window Energy Rating, is generally considered a better indicator of the energy performance of a window in an existing dwelling or similar building because it considers a range of parameters, including the useful solar heat gain.

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In these types of glazing it is important that calculations are carried out to determine the correct specification for the application concerned.

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