Glass Systems - Pilkington

Our glass systems are developed for use in glass façades, walls or roofs, and also for internal glazing applications. Pilkington Profilit™ allows designers and specifiers to transform courtyards into cosy interiors, enclose private and public outdoor areas under glass roofs and build stunning glass façades.

Product Finder - Pilkington

Pilkington Activ™ Range. The Pilkington Activ™ Range of products combines both self-cleaning and solar control properties, helping to keep the glass cleaner and clearer. The ideal glass solution for conservatories and orangeries.

List of British/EU Standards and Codes of Practice

BS EN 674: Glass in building - Determination of thermal transmittance (U Value). Guarded hot plate method. BS EN 675: Glass in building - Determination of thermal transmittance (U Value) - Heat flow meter method. BS EN 1036: Glass in building - Mirrors from silver-coated float glass for internal use. Part 1: Definitions, requirements and test ...

Solar Control - Pilkington

Glass manages solar heat radiation by three mechanisms: reflectance, transmittance and absorptance. These are defined as follows: Reflectance – the proportion of solar radiation reflected back into the atmosphere. Direct transmittance – the proportion of solar radiation transmitted directly through the glass.

Top tips how installers can comply with glass safety requirements

Familiarise yourself with safety glass products. Safety glass is commonly available in two forms, either laminated or toughened. For the most heavy-duty applications, a glazing product may be a combination of both processes. At Pilkington, we offer two key ranges of safety glass, as follows.

Glazing Benefits to Sustainable Buildings - Pilkington

Glass for Europe, the trade association for the European Manufacturers of Building, Automotive and Solar-Energy Glass, has recently released information on a new study gathered by David Strong Consulting that discusses the benefits of glazing in sustainable buildings – highlighting key socio-economic of glazed areas that contribute to ...

Glass Structure - Pilkington

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 ...

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