Glass Structure

Support structures, located internally or externally, can use glass mullions, a conventional steel construction or tension structure designs, to be as subtle or dominant as appropriate. Any structural glazing systems require toughened, heat strengthened and heats-soaked glass products which can be supplied by some of our processing sites in Europe.

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

Glass Strength - Pilkington

The ingredients for glass are not transparent and it is the melting of these products that creates new bonds. As the glass cools the ingredients are locked together before they can resume their original structures. The notion that glass is a supercooled liquid is a misnomer. Glass during manufacture is cooled to a solid state.

Part L Overview - Pilkington

High performance, energy efficient glass and windows are expected to play a crucial role in delivering nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB) in the UK. The consultation process was undertaken in stages, beginning in late 2019 and ending on 13 th April 2021,and it is important that our industry understands the opportunities these new requirements will bring.

An Architect Who Revolutionised Glass in Architecture - Pilkington

The unrivalled Pilkington Planar™ is still one of the world’s market leader for structural glazing systems. Ensuring visions are transformed into reality; this innovative product enables architects to have more design flexibility when it comes to incorporating glass into new structures.

The Good Glass Guide - Pilkington

If the glass is at low level (e.g. within 800mm of the floor level and 1500mm in or near a door) you will need to use a safety glass, such as toughened or laminated glass. Where the glass divides two areas with a floor height difference, it may need to act as a barrier for protection against falling.

Float Glass Production Process - Pilkington

The process, originally able to make only 6mm thick glass, now makes it as thin as 0.4mm and as thick as 25mm. Molten glass, at approximately 1000ºC, is poured continuously from a furnace onto a shallow bath of molten tin. It floats on the tin, spreads out and forms a level surface.

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Glassary - I - Pilkington

Insulated panel: a spandrel panel with insulation in the form of organic foam or mineral wool attached to the rear face to lower the U value. Insulating glass: a fire resistant glass, which gives both integrity and insulation for a specific period of time greater than 30 minutes.

Pilkington launches two new textured glass patterns

Pilkington Texture Glass offers 21 different designs ranging from traditional to contemporary, allowing maximum light in while maintaining a chosen level of privacy or obscuration. Watch how the Pilkington Tribal ™ pattern was made here.

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