Stunning Structurally Glazed Atrium Provides Focal Point ...

The designers wanted, as much as possible, for the atrium wall and roof to be an uninterrupted surface of glass and Pilkington Planar™ was the ideal solution. The roof is supported by stainless steel rod tension structure, while the entrance screen features full-height glazed fins, which provide structural strength without compromising on transparency. The fixings used in the installation ...

A Perfect Marriage of Old and New - The Box Moor Trust ...

two-storey atrium, joining two previously stand-alone buildings. Offering unrivalled stability and safety, the toughened product enables architects to construct entire structures out of glass; offering a high level of flexibility and helping create an attractive working environment. In this case it was the perfect way to create a large area without compromising on light or space. Pilkington ...

Roof Glazing - Pilkington

Roof Glazing Creating a light well by using glass in the roof is a popular way of introducing light to central areas of a building. In addition to the normal considerations of thermal and solar-control, we need to consider the safety of the overhead glazing.

Internal Glazing - Pilkington

Types of glass for use in internal glazing. Fire Protection Provides passive protection from the effects of fire for up to 180 minutes allowing maximum use of natural light and...; Noise Control Reduces the noise inside a building to acceptable levels without sacrificing daylight.; Safety/Security Provides impact or impact and penetration resistance to protect people from accidental injury ...

A Brief History of the glass Conservatory

As time progressed more elaborate conservatories were developed – John Nash’s Georgian design constructed in Kew Gardens is a prime example of a 17 th Century conservatory. The Victorian era was vital to the evolution of conservatory building as the production of steel – an ideal material for framing glass – became cheaper allowing designers like Sir Joseph Paxton to blaze a trail in ...

Solar Control - Pilkington

Solar Control Glass The increased use of glass in architecture today makes it imperative to consider the comfort of a building's occupants. Solar control glass can be an attractive feature of a building whilst at the same time minimising, or even eliminating the need for an air conditioning system, reducing running costs of the building and saving energy.

UK Sites - Pilkington

UK Sites A large UK manufacturing base plus a national network of local branches is a clear sign of our ability to give you the best service.

Window Energy Ratings - Pilkington

Window Energy Ratings (Energy-Efficient Glass) Window Energy Ratings. Window Energy Ratings tell you how energy-efficient your windows are. The rating system is based on a scale of A ++ to G, with A ++ rated windows being the most energy-efficient.

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.

Thermal Insulation - Pilkington

Thermal Insulation Glass Overview Over 25% of the heat from homes and public buildings escapes through the windows so, with the rising costs of energy and increasing environmental awareness, more emphasis than ever is being placed on ways to save energy in all types of domestic, commercial and public buildings.