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Archived blogs - Pilkington

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Decoration, Doors, Windows, Curtain Walls, Householder, Architect. Read More. Blog Post. Add an extra touch of style to your home with Pilkington Decorative glass. 14 January 2016. Offering elegant shapes, striking colours and subtle effects, the Pilkington Decorative Glass range is the perfect way to turn a basic construction material into a focal point for any room. Tags: Decoration, Doors ...

How natural light and wellness are driving house design

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A review of the psychological effects of windows, daylight and views at home was published in 2011 which provides compelling evidence that residential buildings with good natural daylight and views of nature contribute significantly to the inhabitants’ sense of wellbeing.

Pilkington Glass Undiscovered Views

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Welcome to week two of the Pilkington Activ™ blog – we hope that you enjoyed reading our introductory post. This week we want to let you all know about a fabulous competition we are running. Some of you might have already seen it, it’s called ‘Undiscovered Views’ and it’s a photography competition in conjunction with Ideal Home magazine.

Alternative Glass Designs - Pilkington

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Alternative Glass Designs Strikingly modern, elegant and versatile – it’s hardly surprising that glass has always held such appeal for designers, furniture makers and architects. Its design heritage is remarkable, ranging as it does from Victorian stained windows to Art Deco Lalique ornaments and lamps in the 1930s, right through to the work of contemporary designers who are using state ...

The benefits of natural light in the workplace

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In a world increasingly driven by deadlines and targets, greater emphasis than ever is being placed on reducing stress in the workplace. Exposure to natural light has been identified as one of the major sources of psychological comfort and so the windows used in commercial buildings can have a direct impact on productivity.

A Brief History of the glass Conservatory

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As time progressed more elaborate conservatories were developed – John Nash’s Georgian design constructed in Kew Gardens is a prime example of a 17 th Century conservatory. The Victorian era was vital to the evolution of conservatory building as the production of steel – an ideal material for framing glass – became cheaper allowing designers like Sir Joseph Paxton to blaze a trail in ...

Pilkington Activ™ Self-Cleaning Glass

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We’re currently working with architect and TV presenter, George Clarke, who is famed for large-scale restoration projects and is a real advocate for maximising the use of glass in the home.Check out what he thinks about how glass can bring a home to life and also be environmentally friendly.. At Pilkington, we’ve worked on some truly amazing projects featuring glass over the years, and one ...

Insights - Pilkington

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Company, Trade, Householder. Read More. Press Release. Structural Glazing Lends Design Flare To Cutting-Edge Bioscience Centre. 12 October 2018. The Charnock Bradley Building is the centrepiece of the University of Edinburgh’s expanding Easter Bush Campus eight miles south of the city. Tags: Pilkington Planar™, Glass Systems, Façade , Glass Structures, Company, Architect, Trade. Read More ...

Blog Items - Pilkington

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Conservatories, Doors, Replacement Conservatory Roofs, Rooflights, Windows, Householder, Trade. Blog Post. 04 February 2020. Daylighting and Part L. As expected, energy savings and carbon emissions reductions have dominated the discussions on the current Part L 2020 proposals, as well as debates about 'fabric first' vs renewable technologies. Read More . Tags: Thermal Insulation, Windows ...