Glass

The use of glass in buildings is a transparent feature to allow light to enter into rooms and floors, illuminating enclosed spaces and framing an exterior view through a window. It is also a material for internal partitions and external cladding.

Flat glass, sheet glass, glass pane, or plate glass is a type of glass, initially produced in plane form, commonly used for windows, glass doors and transparent walls. For modern architectural applications, the flat glass is sometimes bent after production of the plane sheet.

Energy Awareness

Sealed Insulating Glass Units

With ever-rising energy costs and impending legislation, sealed insulating glass units are becoming more and more essential to any building. By trapping a layer of dry air between two glass panes, thermal resistance is naturally increased and heating and cooling costs reduced.

 

Condensation Eliminated

The tremendous insulating properties of dehydrated air in SIGUs ensure the inner pane is virtually at room temperature, thus largely eliminating condensation.

 

Reduced Noise levels

Generally, SIGUs offer approximately 20 – 30 % improvement in sound control over single glazed windows, dependant on glass selection.

 

How Glass Can Provide Solar Control

Solar control can be achieved in a number of ways, including body tinted glass, coated glass, laminated glass with tinted inter-layers and insulating glass units (IGUs).