Obscure Glass Options
Obscure Glass Options
For privacy, pure style or to allow more light into internal rooms, our patterned glass range gives you a whole range of attractive options. In fact, we offer 19 different patterned glass designs – from classic to contemporary; no-one offers a bigger choice.
The advantages of Pilkington Texture Glass are easy to see. It allows maximum light in while maintaining your chosen level of privacy or obscuration, and also forms an attractive decorative feature itself.
For a more modern feel see our Pilkington Oriel etched glass range offering even more possibilities.
Energy Efficient Glass
Low-emissivity glass (or low-e glass as it is commonly referred to) is a type of energy-efficient glass designed to prevent heat escaping through your windows to the cold outdoors. Low-e glass has an invisible coating which dramatically reduces heat transfer and reflects interior heat back into your room.
Unfortunately, many older double glazed units do not contain low-emissivity glass and are therefore not energy-efficient. By replacing your existing window glass with low-e glazing, you can improve the energy efficiency of your home, reduce your monthly bills and decrease the size of your carbon footprint. Low-e glazing units can make your home more than twice as energy-efficient in comparison to older double glazing with no low-e coating.
Low-e glass is essential for rooms or buildings with a high proportion of windows or glass doors, such as conservatories and sun rooms. The use of low-e glazing helps to retain heat even in winter, allowing you to comfortably use these rooms for more months of the year. Low-e glass is also recommended for north or east facing windows, where a larger proportion of heat loss would be expected.
Self Cleaning Glass
Pilkington made a significant step in the glass industry with the development of Pilkington Activ™, the first dual-action self-cleaning glass. The unique dual-action of the Pilkington Activ™ coating uses the forces of nature to help keep the glass free from dirt, giving not only the practical benefit of less cleaning, but also clearer, better-looking windows. The Pilkington Activ™ range includes products which benefit from both self-cleaning and solar control properties helping to create an environment that can be used all year round.