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Balustrades - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/interactive-building/balustrades

Balustrades Glass barriers are used in buildings for a number of purposes and allow the maximum flow of light and view both inside and outside the structure. The four main areas that glass is used are: External windows to prevent people falling out of a building On balconies and terraces internally or externally Around stairs and lifts

The Story of Pilkington UK

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/about/heritage/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.

Product Finder - Pilkington

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NSG TEC™ Solar Applications. NSG TEC™ is a group of products, including a comprehensive range of TCO glass (Transparent Conductive Oxide coated glass), optimised to suit a variety of thin film photovoltaics, with different haze and conductivity levels.. NSG TEC™ Technical Applications. NSG TEC™ offers a wide variety of thermal and heated glass performance properties, whilst increasing ...

Stairs - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/interactive-building/stairs

Interactive Building Stairs Balustrades Canopy Curtain Wall Doors Floors Glass Structure Internal Partition Photovoltaics Roof Glazing Shopfront Stairs Windows Glass Furniture Glass Stairs Glass steps are essentially small glass floors with the exception that they are often supported an fewer sides.

Stairs Ramps and Barriers - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/standards-and-regs/building-regulations/wales/stairs-ramps-and-barriers

When glazing is used as guarding for stairs, parapets or as balustrades it must be capable of withstanding the loadings and satisfy minimum height requirements. Further guidance on the appropriate loads on infill panels can be obtained from BS 6180: Barriers in and about buildings - Code of practice.

Double Glazing Units - g-value guide

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/information-hub/types-of-glass/solar-control-glass/double-glazing-units-g-value-guide

Colours for identification purposes only; Figures based on IGU incorporating 6mm Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear pane unless otherwise stated * g-value depends on which thermal insulation glass is selected as inner pane

Flat drawn process - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/about/heritage/flat-drawn-process

Flat drawn or Fourcault process involved drawing the molten glass upwards out of a bath and allowing it to cool as it is lifted into the air. This would ensure a transparent but distorted sheet of glass.

Thermal Insulation - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/products/product-categories/thermal-insulation

Its primary function is to prevent heat escaping through the windows and return heat back into the home. Pilkington Optiwhite™ makes up the outer pane of the glazing unit. Being “extra clear” it allow more light and heat from the sun to enter into the house resulting in so-called passive solar gain; free heat from the sun.

Pilkington Pyrodur® Plus

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/products/product-categories/fire-protection/pilkington-pyrodur-plus

Overview. Pilkington Pyrodur ® Plus is the longest established 7mm class 2(B)2 impact safety rated 30 minute fire rated glass.. Test evidence and certification demonstrate how Pilkington Pyrodur ® Plus can be used in the lightest density and slimmest timber frame profiles.. Pilkington Pyrodur ® Plus is approved with a variety of glazing materials that ensures it can be used without change ...

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