The creation of glass façade in the residential house allows glass to be used in large uninterrupted areas creating consistent attractive surface. The glass panes can be installed in a system based on aluminium or steel profiles or as a point fixed structural glazing system such as Pilkington Planar
The flexibility in choice of NSG Group products allows the designer to control every aspect of the performance from thermal to solar considerations and ultimately the design statement for the building.
The Pilkington Suncool™ range combines in one coating efficient thermal properties with some of the lowest Ug values achievable in insulating glass units and a broad range of solar control. With so much glass being used the solar gain can be high unless it is controlled. With the Pilkington glass range we can offer high light transmission with solar control and retain the natural look with neutral appearance glass products. At the other extreme we can restrict light and solar gain in varying proportions and add colour or reflection into the products.
For those areas covering floor slabs or office services, there are complimentary Pilkington Spandrel Glass options to either contrast with the glazing or look similar. Pilkington Spandrel Glass can have the Ug value enhanced with additional insulation fitted directly to the rear of the panels. Most products are available in impact resistant forms to allow the glass to be used at low levels, as a barrier and for security.