|Glass and Glazing Resources – Recommended
Below are just a few of our favourite glass and window related websites.
A Portal dedicated to the flat glass industry, including directories,
fresh and up-to-date news and articles, a glass manual, a discussion
board with classified ads, and lots of other interesting topics.
Self-cleaning glass has been described as an impossible dream that could
never truly be realised. Yet, after an intensive research program,
Pilkington Activ™ is here and available to you right now. By
using the forces of nature to help keep itself free from dirt, Pilkington
Activ™ will transform the way we think about the windows and
conservatories in our homes forever more.
Better insulation and no cold spots near windows makes Pilkington K Glass™ perfect
for conservatories. In fact, it will typically keep an unheated conservatory
comfortable for a greater part of the year than ordinary double glazing.
Allowing you to make the most of your conservatory all year round. Pilkington
K Glass™ can also be toughened or laminated for safety and greater
SGG PLANITHERM is a clear float glass, which has been coated with metallic
oxides by magnetically enhanced cathodic sputtering under vacuum conditions.
This sputtered coating is highly reflective to long-wave heat radiation,
otherwise known as a “low emissivity” or low-e coating.
This greatly reduces heat loss and ensures that double-glazed units
incorporating SGG PLANITHERM provide excellent thermal insulation.
SGG PLANITHERM is neutral in appearance and has a high light transmittance
factor. It can be used in a wide range of applications: windows in
houses, facades and windows in office blocks, public buildings, etc.
The following table shows some typical U values for vertical insulating
glazing Pilkington Insulating Units and the effect of using K Glass,
Argon and varying cavity widths. The lower the U Value - the better
the insulator. U-value is the measurement of heat transfer through
a given building material, glass, etc. In the UK all U Values are quoted
Safety Glass Short Guide
Where glass and glazing products are supplied for domestic use (such
as conservatories, garages, double glazing, porches) they must comply
with the 'General Safety Requirement' of the General Product Safety
Regulations 1994 (GPSR). This requires consumer products to be reasonably
safe and this may be achieved by conforming with British Standard BS
6262: Part 4: 1994 (as detailed below) with reference to the Approved
Document N of the Building Regulations 1991.
Stained Glass News and Register
UK Stained Glass News is the web-zine and UK Stained Glass web sites
register for hobbyists and professionals with links to stained glass
- stained glass supplies, mosaics, patterns & more
Delphi Stained Glass has a large selection of stained glass and hot glass
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in this section if we feel that it will be helpful to our visitors.
Please do not waste our time or yours by making requests from non-related
websites or sites of low quality / under construction. We review each
site carefully before adding it here and only sites that we believe
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Our Linking Details:
Text link: DoubleGlazingRepairs.com
Linked to: http://www.doubleglazingrepairs.com
Description: For repairs
to Double Glazing, Replacement Windows, Doors, Conservatories, Porches
and Patio Doors. Also tips and advice on maintaining your new windows