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Façade - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/householders/glass-applications/facade

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 ...

Clear Thinking - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/news-insights/archived-blogs/clear-thinking

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 ...

Overheating in New Dwellings in Wales

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/standards-and-regs/building-regulations/wales/conservation-of-fuel-and-power/overheating-in-new-dwellings-in-wales

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 ...

Structural Glazing - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/types-of-glass/structural-glazing

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.

Structural glazing and building design-a changing skyline

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/news-insights/featured-articles/structural-glazing-and-building-design-a-changing-skyline

If the façade is south-facing, for example, solar control glass can help to prevent overheating inside a building, and reduce the expense of running air-conditioning units. Today’s technology also means glass manufacturers can now produce solar control glazing with very high levels of transparency, which allow maximum levels of daylight to be transmitted into the building without ...

A Top Grade Transformation - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/news-insights/archived-blogs/a-top-grade-transformation

For example as the façade of the entrance atrium is South West facing, solar control had to be prioritised. Its positioning meant that as the entrance receives a lot of direct sunlight, a glass product had to be chosen that would help prevent it from overheating during the summer months. The answer was the combination of Pilkington Planar™ Sun 70/40 solar control glass and Pilkington ...

Pilkington Insulight™ takes the crown at The Catalyst ...

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/news-insights/latest/pilkington-insulight-takes-the-crown-at-the-catalyst-newcastle

“When you look at the façade it’s hard to distinguish between the vision glass and the spandrel units, which is exactly the look that we wanted to achieve, and the glazing doesn’t detract from the gold diagrid around the perimeter, it enhances it. “The building was designed to have a monolithic appearance and it does just that.” Pilkington UK now part of the NSG Group was founded in ...

Structural Glazing Lends Design Flare To Cutting-Edge ...

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/news-insights/latest/structural-glazing-lends-design-flare-to-cutting-edge-bioscience-centre

To achieve this, Atkins worked closely with specialist façade contractor Charles Henshaw & Son and the Pilkington design team. This resulted in the highly engineered Pilkington Planar™ system being used innovatively creating a striking glass atrium. High clarity and strength

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 ...

Solar Control - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/products/product-categories/solar-control

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.