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Façade - Pilkington

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Façade Glass façades in a residential property allow glass to be used in large uninterrupted areas often creating a dramatic statement. The glass can be installed in a system based on aluminium or steel profiles or as a point fixed structural glazing system such as Pilkington Planar™. Our product portfolio ensures a designer/architect can control every aspect of the performance of the ...

Glassary - F - Pilkington

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Glassary - F Façade: the face of a building, or the cladding covering it. Façade element: a part of the façade, such as a window or spandrel panel. Face clearance: the distance between the glass and the rebate upstand. This is usually filled with a gasket or sealant. Fanlight: the glazing immediately above the door. Faraday Cage: a complete electrically conducting earthed screen around a ...

Clear Thinking - Pilkington

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Fitting the façade Today’s systems typically work by using stainless steel fittings that are counter sunk into recesses in the corners of the glass to allow strengthened panes to stand otherwise unsupported. The glass is fixed to the structure of the building itself rather than being fitted with traditional and sometimes view-restricting frames. Glass-fin (mullion) units are among the most ...

Advanced Glass Coating Helps Deliver BREEAM Excellent For ...

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The newly completed 122 Waterloo Street development in the centre of Glasgow offers its occupants floor-to-ceiling glazing throughout, with almost uninterrupted views thanks to the latest Schüco curtain-walling system designed, manufactured and installed by Edinburgh-based façade specialist Charles Henshaw & Sons Ltd.

Overheating in New Dwellings in Wales

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Overhangs can be used on south façade instead of external shutters on that façade. Overhangs should be designed to shade the windows from June – August. Table 2. Controlling for overheating through heat removal: Heat removal: Single aspect dwelling: Dual aspect dwelling: Openable windows and ventilation louvres : Minimum free area of 18% of floor area: Minimum free area of 18% of floor ...

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 ...

Structural Glazing - Pilkington

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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.

Solar Control - Pilkington

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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.

Glass and Manual Attack - Pilkington

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Glass and Manual Attack We categorise glass into safety and security. Safety is where protection is needed from accidental damage and security for wilful damage.

Pilkington Pyrodur® Plus

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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 ...