We give our customers the choose in design and thermal performance.
Our units can be made up using a combination of either:
- Standard Glass – called Annealed or Float glass with many thicknesses available to fit your frame or rebate.
- Safety/Security Glass – This can be either Toughened, Laminated, Safety Wired Glass or Annealed glass with safety film applied to it. Safety glazing is mandatory for new installations within 800mm of the floor in windows and partitions, and within 1500mm of the floor in doors and side panels.
Obscure glass: providing privacy for bathroom windows double glazed units.
We stock and Supply Pilkington Obscure Textured glass to Ireland and the UK these options are used to create different levels of privacy:
Low Emissivity Glass or “Low E glass” = Energy Saving Glass.
Solar Control Glass- Insulation Efficiency
Varying degrees of improved thermal insulation can be achieved by using such glasses as Pilkington K and Low E. If glass is thermally at risk then care must be taken to specify toughened glass. The harmful effects of ultra violet radiation can also be reduced whilst letting in solar heat. In addition specialist films can be adhered to the glass to further increase thermal insulation whilst adding to the security of the product and the premises.
This product is designed with a transparent metallic coating on one side which helps insulate your home by keeping as much heat inside as possible by reflecting heat back into the room rather than allowing it to escape through the window. Low-E Energy Saving Glass can only be used in glazing as part of a Double Glazed Unit. APG stock both of the two options when it comes to this low–e product, these are called Hard Coat and Soft Coat.
Solar Control Glass
During winter Pilkington K and Low E glass can reduce heat loss from within your home and also still allow high levels of valuable free solar rays to heat your home. However in hot weather this characteristic can make a building be reliant on air conditioning to maintain a comfortable working environment.
Solar control glass provides the best of both words see diagram below Annealed, Toughened or Laminated glass can have a coating applied to provide a high performance Solar Control glass. It has a slightly bluish tint that enhances visual comfort by filtering light and offers good solar control performance, therefore keeping rooms cool during sunny periods. Particularly useful on conservatory roofs, and large windows and doors.
Self-Cleaning, Low Maintenance Glass.
A transparent coating applied onto the outside surface of the glass harnesses the power of both the sun and rain to efficiently remove dirt and grime such as dried water marks and dust which is then washed away by rain, thus making it environmentally friendly and very easy to maintain. It is an excellent choice for areas of glazing that are hard to reach. Click here for more information on self cleaning glass coating by APG.
Reproduction Restoration Sheet Glass
Today, there are no companies practicing the art of processing mouth blown sheet glass for the timber window and door industries. We are able to produce very similar effects to the old mouth blown glass by using various types of restoration glass associated with different periods. The restoration glass has many of the characteristic of the old glass such as uneven bulges, drawn lines and seeds (air bubbles). When restoration glass is combined with the construction of Heritage Slim IGU’s, it gives old world effect but at the same time meeting current building control which is much preferred by heritage and conservation bodies.
So if you are looking for a glazing company or to inquire about our services, Why not come to our show room at the Glass works, Skeoge industrial estate Derry City Northern Ireland and have a look at these in person or contact us today on 02871 357 444.