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Glass Systems - Pilkington

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Glass Systems The Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing system provides a flush glass surface by utilising stainless steel fittings housed in countersunk holes to fix the glass facade back to the structure instead of using the more conventional framed systems. With its unrivalled stability and safety, this innovative product allows architects to build entire structures out of glass, enabling ...

Glass - Pilkington

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

System Components; Glass; Product Category: Fire Protection Glass; Insulating Glass Units; Solar Control Glass; Structural Glazing; Overview Pilkington's expertise in glass manufacture means that the company is able to provide the customer with an extensive range of glass types for total flexibility of design - in performance, appearance and transparency. From the clean lines of a single ...

Structural Glazing - Pilkington - First in Glass

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.

System Components - Pilkington - First in Glass

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

System Components Pilkington Planar™ lets you design the buildings of the future; using large glass façades to create stunningly attractive working environments with more light and a greater feeling of space.The Pilkington Planar™ system comprises glass, fittings and support structure.Each element has an array of options enabling the best possible solution to be realised no matter what ...

Glass Floors - Pilkington

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

The glass tends to be relatively thick and heavy even with toughened laminated constructions so the support system for the glass needs to adequate to prevent distortion under load. The technical advisory service can help with four edge supported systems and stair treads supported along the long edges. For novel designs and bolted fixings you may need to employ the services of a structural ...

Mechanical Functions of Glass - Pilkington

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Mechanical Functions of Glass Glass can be used for its mechanical strength in a number of situations. In architecture it can be designed to withstand the varied loads that the world's weather systems can throw at it. You cannot say that the glass will never break but the probability of it breaking can be minimised. Glass can also be designed ...

Roof Glazing - Pilkington - First in Glass

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/glass-applications/roof-glazing

Creating a light well by using glass in the roof is a popular way of introducing light to central areas of a building. In addition to the normal considerations of thermal and solar-control, we need to consider the safety of the overhead glazing. If the glass forms part of an accessible roof area then it may need to be treated as a glass floor.