Glass Solutions for Architects - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architectsYour source of information on all of Pilkington's architectural glass products, including doors, roofs, structural glazing & other glass solutions.How Fire-resistant Glass Can Help Architects Break Down Wallshttps://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/news-insights/blog/how-fire-resistant-glass-can-help-architects-break-down-wallsThe 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 ...Overheating - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/standards-and-regs/part-l-2021/overheatingIf 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.Specification Checklist - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/helpandadvice/specification-checklistSize of glass pane Style of barrier i.e. infill, free standing or full height - refer to BS6180 Any glass preference i.e. toughened or laminatedPart L 2021 Current Thinking - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/standards-and-regs/part-l-2021/part-l-2021-current-thinkingMissed opportunity for glazing : The Government's consultation on Part L for new dwellings in England is undoubtedly a missed opportunity. Option 1 adopts a 'fabric first' approach to ensure that there is a high performance building envelope, thus 'locking in' energy savings and carbon emission reductions now.Doors - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/glass-applications/doorsGlass Doors The entrance to a building is an opportunity to create a dramatic entrance and make a statement about the building or the client.Glass Floors - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/householders/glass-applications/floorsGlass Floors A glass floor allows light to pass through a building reducing the need for artificial lighting and providing a natural source of daylight.Light - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/glass-information/about-glass/appearance/lightLight Daylight or visible light relates to the narrow band of the electromagnetic spectrum with wavelengths from 380 nm to 780 nm. Click here to see an enlarged image of the electromagnetic spectrumGlass and Human Impact - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/glass-information/functions-of-glass/mechanicalfunctionsofglass/glass-and-human-impactGlass and Human Impact Glass in its annealed form, framed and in tact is not an immediate threat but when it is broken the long shards turn into effective cutting devices with sharp edges and momentum.Glass Strength - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/glass-information/functions-of-glass/mechanicalfunctionsofglass/glass-strengthGlass Strength Glass is not like other products used in buildings. It is clear, fairly rigid providing a lot of strength but can be brittle as well.