Glass Structure

There are numerous structural glass systems offered by various suppliers that open up vast possibilities for architects, allowing them to create a complete glass envelope for buildings with frameless façades on any plane. Support structures, located internally or externally, can use glass mullions, a conventional steel construction or tension ...

European/British Standards and Codes of Practice - Pilkington

BS EN 13022: Glass in building - Structural sealant glazing. Part 1: Glass products for structural sealant glazing systems supported and unsupported monolithic and multiple glazing; Part 2: Assembly rules; BS EN 13024: Glass in building – Thermally toughened borosilicate safety glass. Part 1: Definition and Description

UK Sites - Pilkington

Architectural Glass. Pilkington United Kingdom Limited Cowley Hill Works, College Street, St Helens, Merseyside. WA10 2RZ Tel:+44 (0) 1744 28882 Registered Office: European Technical Centre, Hall Lane, Lathom, Nr. Ormskirk, Lancs. L40 5UFRegistered in England Company Number 1417048 VAT No: GB 151 6225 91

Specification Checklist - Pilkington

We can provide the thickness of the laminated glass construction and details of the edge beam stiffness necessary to support the glass. 5 Glass Fins Fins are used to brace large areas of glass that would otherwise be too large for the location or too thick to give the stiffness required for the area.

Part L Overview - Pilkington

Welcome to our Part L hub. Changes to Part L of the Building Regulations in England, including the supporting Approved Documents, are expected to have a significant impact on glass and glazing products in residential and non-residential buildings. High performance, energy efficient glass and windows are expected to play a crucial role in ...

Glassary - R - Pilkington

Glass is non-combustible, except for laminated glass, which generally (1) achieves the highest rating for fire propagation. Materials, which are non-combustible, or achieve the highest rating for fire propagation, are designated Class 0 according to Building Regulations. See also Technical Bulletin Glass and Fire Resistance.

Glassary - B - Pilkington - First in Glass

Barrier: structures designed to either guide the direction of pedestrian traffic or to provide a guarding to the edges of drops. See also information in Technical Bulletins Glass and Safety and Glass and Building Regulations – Stair, Ramps and Barriers. ... Base glass: a term used to describe the glass, which is subsequently processed, e.g ...

A glass and glazing safety standard is changing, but what ... - Pilkington

Pilkington Optilam™ is a laminated safety glass produced by combining two or more sheets of glass with one or more plastic interlayers. The most common of which is a polyvinylbutyral (PVB) interlayer which, in the event of a breakage holds the broken pieces together.

Glazing Benefits to Sustainable Buildings - Pilkington

Glass can be considered a unique building material because of its adaptability and strength. Its ability to transmit daylight as well as open up originally closed off structures, helps provide architects and specifiers with resource that can heavily influence, not only the exterior, but also the interior qualities of a building.

Glassary - U - Pilkington

This sort of resin is used in the manufacture of cast-in-place laminated and for sticking decorative features such as applied bevels to glass. UV filter interlayer: an interlayer in a laminated glass, which blocks the majority of the UV radiation. See Product Data Sheets on Pilkington Laminated Safety Glass and Pilkington Anti-Fade™

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