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

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, for example, are among the most popular where a seamless finish is required.

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.

Chemistry of Glass - Pilkington

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. The basic building block of silica has a tetrahedral pyramid shape with silicon at its centre linked symmetrically to four oxygen ...

Guarding and protection: how to specify glass barriers - Pilkington

Designing glass for use in barriers can appear complex at first, with a number of safety and technical measures to take into consideration. In this article we explain the design principles behind some of the most common glass barriers.

Glass in Architecture - Pilkington

Glass in Architecture showcases a selection of buildings from around the world, inspired by the most creative architectural ideas using glass.

Façade - Pilkington

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.

How it works - First in Glass

Pilkington fire-resistant glass is represented in several hundred fully tested and approved glazing systems. This includes doors and partitions of various framing materials and designs, facades and roof glazing and more recently even the first fire-resistant sliding doors and windows.

All Aboard with Pilkington Planar™

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.

Gl@ssary - Glass definitions - Pilkington

Structural glass: glass used in a manner where it may be supporting other building components (e.g. glass mullions) or where it performs a semi-structural role (e.g. free standing glass protective barriers). The term may also be used for glass fixed using bolted connections (frameless glazing), even if it performs no structural function ...

What is Energy-efficient Glazing? - Pilkington

Energy-efficient glazing is the term used to describe the double glazing or triple glazing used in modern windows in homes. Unlike the original single glazing or old double glazing, energy-efficent glazing incorporates low-emissivity coated glass to prevent heat escaping through the windows.

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