Glass & Glazing
We offer a range of glazing options to suit any requirement on any build or refurb. All our windows come as standard with Argon filled double glazed units, typically achieving U‐values of 1.1 W/m2K which far exceeds the requirements set out by the UK building control document L. Should higher levels of insulation be required we also offer triple glazed argon filled units achieving U‐values of 0.8W/m2K. Argon gas can also be replaced with Krypton which further improves the values quoted above in each instance.
We offer several types of glass at various thicknesses that can be incorporated within our double or triple glazed units to suit any requirement.
• Float glass is used on the majority of windows and is the “traditional” form of glazing as we know it. This glass is suitable for the majority of locations above 800mm from the FFL (Finished Floor Level)
• Laminated Safety glass is produced by placing a thin layer of flexible clear plastic film polyvinyl butyral (PVB) between two or more pieces of glass which is bonded together under heat and pressure. The plastic film holds the glass in position when it shatters, helping to prevent injuries from flying glass. The film is
elastic and allows the pane to be deformed without letting the glass break free. It is very difficult to penetrate or remove the glass from the frame thus not only providing security from intruders, but also preventing falls through the glass. This glass is commonly used in elevated locations to prevent falls through broken windows.
• Toughened or tempered safety glass is a single piece of glass that gets tempered using a process that heats the glass and then rapidly cools the glass causing it to set and harden under stress. The tempering process increases the strength of the glass from 5 to 10 times that of un‐tempered glass. When tempered safety glass is struck the stresses are released, causing the glass to break into small sections free from sharp edges thus preventing injuries through cuts.
• Solar control glass is offered on all units to improve the selective properties of the glass. This provides the client with options such as reducing the amount of radiation entering buildings for example with large glass sliding doors that may heat up a room to uncomfortable temperatures. At the same time it can retain heat better on cold days. Various levels of this glazing are available. Please contact us for more detailed information and to discuss your exact requirements.
• Acoustic glass offers higher levels of sound insulation. This type of glass will
be used in locations exposed to high levels of air‐borne noise such as in close proximity to rail tracks or major roads. We are able to offer reductions from 34‐45dB on the level of uninterrupted sound.
• Anti‐Bandit glass is similar to laminated safety glass but offers even higher levels of security. This glass type is able to withstand repeated attacks with a hammer without giving way.
• Fire Rated glass is available for locations where persons or property need to be protected from exposure to fire. This may be in areas of high risk such as filling station forecourts where persons inside the building must be protected, or for example on fire escape stairs where the route of escape may pass in front of a window. Fire rated glass is available in 30, 60 and 120min options and can offer integrity and insulation at all these levels.
• Electrically heated glass units are available for use in extreme conditions. These have a heating element contained between two sheets of glass that warm the entire surface internally by radiating the heat in to the room.
• Obscure glass is available for locations where privacy is required. We offer a range of standard obscure patters, but can also match existing glazing should it be required.
• Leaded glass units are available to any pattern design required.
Glazing bar options
We offer a range of glazing bar options and profiles to suit customer requirement. We use integra spacer bars within our double glazed unit to give the appearance of individual glass panes whilst maintaining the highest level of insulation by using just a single double glazed unit within. Any glazed pattern is possible.