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The sky’s the limit: structural glazing and building design - Pilkington

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The glass is then fixed to the structure of the building itself, rather than being fitted within traditional and sometimes view-restricting frames. Depending on the specific criteria of an installation, there are a range of structural glazing systems available to ensure the desired finish and performance is achieved. Glass-fin (mullion) units ...

Glass Structure - Pilkington

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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 ...

Chemistry of Glass - Pilkington

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Chemistry of Glass The main constituent of Flat Glass is SiO 2 (silica sand). This has a high melting temperature in the region of 1700 degrees C and its state at this temperature is like syrup on a very cold day. ... Calcium and Magnesium enter the network structure as Network Modifiers and the action of these modifiers is to make the ...

Glass Systems - Pilkington

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

Guarding and protection: how to specify glass barriers - Pilkington

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Usually we can outline three types of glass barriers: free standing protective barriers, infill panels and full height barriers. Free standing protective barriers. Glass in free standing protective barriers is usually clamped along the bottom edge of the glass panel with no other support.

Glass in Architecture - Pilkington

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Glass in Architecture Our latest publication, Glass in Architecture, showcases a selection of buildings from around the world, inspired by the most creative architectural ideas using glass. This album presents the newest projects for office buildings, public buildings and private homes, where the architects have combined functionality with an ...

Façade - Pilkington

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Glass panes can be installed in a system based on aluminium or steel profiles or as a point fixed structural glazing system where conventional metal framing is eliminated and the glass is mechanically fixed. Contemporary minimalist architecture is simple shapes and uniform colours. The glass wall and metal accents complement and decorate the ...

Glass Floors - Pilkington

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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 engineer to ensure the glass is operating within its stress limits. Care has to be taken with the finished surface to avoid slipping.

All Aboard with Pilkington Planar™

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Pilkington Planar™ provides a bolted glass surface for façades and internal walls, utilising stainless steel fittings housed in countersunk holes to fix the glass directly back to the structure. The result is a fully engineered system offering all of the properties of conventional framed façades, with the minimum of visual obstructions.

Floors - Pilkington

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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 engineer to ensure the glass is operating within its stress limits. Care has to be taken with the finished surface to avoid slipping.

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