Laminated Glass is a safety glass that has two or more panes of glass bonded together by a durable plastic interlayer. This allows the glass to resist penetration from impacting objects. In the event of a breakage, the glass is held in place by the interlayer, keeping it intact. The risk of injury is dramatically reduced as no sharp edges or glass particles are exposed in the event of a breakage.
Other advantages of laminated glass are that is has increased acoustic dampening properties compared to toughened glass, furthermore when the interlayer is 0.08mm or greater it reduces the effect of UV radiation through the glass by 98%.
We use laminates in sizes ranging from 4.4 to 12.8, in our units. The Laminate is available in clear glass, bronze, grey, white, Obscure and low e glass.
Advantages of Laminate
- When the product is broken it is retained in the frame by the PVB interlayer giving increased security in comparison to toughened glass.
- Laminate glass has increased acoustic dampening properties compared to toughened glass.
- Laminate glass that has an interlayer of 0.08 mm or thicker can reduce the effect of UV radiation by 98%
- Laminate glass can be tailored to any size.
Acoustic glass is made in the same way as standard laminated glass but with the use of a thick interlayer, transmittance of noise through the glass pane is dramatically reduced. The make-up of the glass unit will also have an effect on the acoustic performance of the glass.
We offer acoustic glass in sizes of 6.4 mm, 8.8mm and 12.8mm. When acoustic glass is used in a sealed unit the acoustic glass will dampen noise vibrations and therefore cut down noise pollution.
Acoustic glass also has the safety and security features of Laminate. This means when the product is broken it is retained in the frame by the PVB interlayer giving increased security in comparison to toughened glass.
Float Glass is the most commonly used glass and widely produced. It has a high light transmission and is optically clear. It is the most commonly used due to its high visibility and clarity, and is also known as annealed glass is standard clear glass. It is available in several different thickness from 4mm; 6mm; 8mm; 10mm and 12mm and the glass can be cut to the required size.
Low-E laminated glass (Low emissivity) laminates are microscopically thin metal layers that are deposited on a window surface to help keep heat on the same side of the glass from which it originated. There are varieties of coated glass dependent on the requirement needed. The purpose of the Low – E glass is to find the proper balance between capturing and reflecting solar heat.
There are two types of low e, hard coat and soft coat.
Hard coat – Planibel A and Planibel G
- Tough coating easy to handle process and toughening
- Long shelf life
- High G factor
- Soft Coat – Total Plus and Climaguard A
- Lower U value
- More neutral in appearance
Soft Coat – Total Plus and Climaguard A
- Lower U value
- More neutral in appearance
Low Iron Glass
Low iron Glass is manufactured with reduced iron content producing a much clearer glass. Reducing the iron content in the glass increases light transmission and reduces the green tinted edges that appear in float glass. The result of reduced iron glass is a much clearer, white appearing glass. We use low iron glass in 4mm 6mm and 10 mm in our units. Low iron glass has a higher light transmission than ordinary float glass. This means that low iron glass has a clearer look to it than ordinary float glass which can have a slightly green tint to it.
The Toughened glass used in our units is available from 4mm to 12 mm in Float, Low e, solar control and patterned glass. The minimum size that can be toughened is 100mm x 300 mm.
- Five times stronger due to the tempering process
- Lighter in weight than laminate
- A wider range of patterned glass is available
The only disadvantage of toughened Glass is that it cannot be re-cut after the toughening process. The turnaround for toughened units is five working days, however, a 24hr emergency service is available. Please contact us for details.
The spacers used in our nits are available in White, Black, Silver, Bronze, Gold and Swisspacer. All spacers come in 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm and 20mm.
Opting for patterned glass is a great way to add another dimension to your window or door If you require an obscured view then patterned glass is the most suitable element to add to your double glazed unit. Choose from our wide range below
- Charcoal Sticks