Pilkington Texture Glass is a range of decorative glasses for the architect and designer. The range offers a wide choice of finishes and patterns with varying degrees of translucency. The designs give scope for combining functional suitability with decorative effect, whilst emphasising the natural light-enhancing properties of glass. The glasses can be supplied in toughened or laminated form for safety and incorporated into double and triple glazed units.
Glass patterns are ranked for obscuration on a scale of 1 to 5. The degree of privacy offered will depend on the lighting conditions and the distance of both the viewer and the viewed subject from the glass.
Maximum Sheet Sizes.
The maximum standard stock size available is only 1320 x 2140mm. Larger sizes may be available on request for very large quantities only. The glass will need to be supplied with our 50mm wide aluminium jointing section extrusions for projects where the glazing bar lengths exceed the 2140mmmaximum size.
Most of the designs are directional as such and should be glazed to the customer’s preferred orientation. This is especially important where several panes are glazed together, in this and all other glazing applications, the direction and match of the pattern should be decided and agreed before cutting.
There are various degrees of obscuration, from one that offers no obscuration to those that provide a high level of privacy. When obscuration is the main requirement it is strongly advisable that the customer sees samples of Pilkington Texture Glass before making and agreeing the final choice. As a subjective guide, the Pilkington Texture Glass patterns are ranked for obscuration on a scale of 1 to 5 (see Table 1.) The degree of privacy offered will depend on the lighting conditions and the distance of both the viewer and the viewed subject from the glass.
The solar optical properties of Pilkington Texture Glass depend only on the thickness, not the pattern. 6mm thick patterned glass has 87% light transmission and 82% total solar heat transmission
Georgian Wired glass/Pyroshield glass
is available in a textured finish to create obscurity and some level of safety. It is mostly used in roof glazing to match an existing glass type and not generally used in new build projects as the product has a below average safety classification and is not generally considered to be aesthetically pleasing. It was once used as an economical safety glass but prices now are significantly higher than toughened or laminated products which offer much improved performance over wired glass.
Our Heritage glazing system (see below) is probably the most appropriate use of wired glass in our roof glazing systems as this glass type was used very widely in the past to provide the first patent glazing systems with a glass that would usually hold together after fracturing.
Wired glass is available in larger sheet sizes than the common textured patterned glass types.
Maximum sheet size for Georgian Wired Cast/Pyroshield Textured is 1829mm x 3353mm
Maximum sheet size for Georgian Wired Polished Plate/Pyroshield Clear is 1980mm x 3300mm.