Glazing Over!Published on 17th August 2015
Did you know that Apropos offer ten different types of glass? ‘Ten different types of glass?’ we hear you cry, ‘isn’t that a bit of an overkill?’ Perhaps it might seem that way, but each type of glass has its own unique properties, making each one perfect for a different function and different situation. By matching the right glass to the right job, we can make sure that your glazing works for you and your home, so it’s worth taking a look before you start glazing over.
Low-E – Low Emissivity glass is used as standard throughout Apropos structures. It is made with a toughened inner and outer pane to help prevent heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, allowing you to take control of the temperature of your home.
Low-E Laminated – This glass does all of the above, but it has an extra laminated layer to prevent it from shattering, which makes it ideal for places such as pool rooms, where shattered glass can seriously damage water pumps.
Solar Control – Ideal for a south-facing conservatory, the inner and outer panes of Solar Control have been toughened to prevent heat transference by up to 65%. While the sunlight can pass through the façade unimpeded, the heat is reflected away, keeping your glazed extension the temperature you want it to be.
Pilkington Activ series glass – If window cleaning isn’t your thing, then Pilkington’s could be the glass for you. Available in Clear, Neutral (which provides a grey tint) and Blue (which provides a blue tint, funnily enough!), Pilkington Activ uses the forces of nature to help keep the glass free from dirt: the sun breaks the dirt down, while the rain washes it away. Although Pilkington Activ is best used on inclined glass, it does also provide the benefits of Solar Control, so it can be used throughout a property if desired.
Privacy Glass – Whether you’re looking for internal glass partitions or to do away with bathroom curtains, privacy glass is worth considering. Available in Frosted, Satin and Ultra-White Laminated, this glass will protect your modesty.
Switch Glass – If you’re into technology, then you will love Switch Glass. Changing from clear to opaque at the touch of a button, Switch Glass offers you the best of both worlds.
Pyrocet – With a toughened outer pane and a Low-E inner pane, Pyrocet has been created for fire resistance, which makes it ideal for boundary walls. It’s a sensible precaution for high risk areas.