The curtain wall method of glazing allows glass to be used in large uninterrupted areas, creating consistent alluring facades. The choice of products allows the designer to control every aspect of the performance from thermal and solar properties to the overall design statement of the building. We can offer high light-transmission with solar-control properties and retain the natural look with neutral appearance glass products.
At the other extreme we can restrict light and solar gain in varying proportions and add colour or reflection into the products. For those areas covering floor slabs or office services, there are complimentary glass options to either contrast with the glazing or look similar. Glass can have the Ug value enhanced with additional insulation fitted directly to the rear of the panels. Most products are available in impact resistant forms to allow the glass to be used at low levels, as a barrier and for security.
In the modern workplace the use of glass allows for 360-degree views as well as floor-to-ceiling windows which ensure that the maximum amount of daylight can enter the building - something which has been proven to be highly important for both productivity and creativity.
Glass creates a sleek and modern facade that reflects and blends into surroundings and creates a connection with the outside world. Structural glazing systems can provide a flush glass surface by utilising stainless steel fittings housed in countersunk holes to fix the glass facade back to the structure instead of using the more conventional framed system
Noise is generated from many places such as aircraft, railways or factories - noise is everywhere. Future trend research suggests that traffic and noise in general will only get worse.
The careful selection of glass is pivotal in reducing noise levels and meet requirements.
How it works
The highest noise reduction is accomplished using an acoustic laminated glass.
Glass controls noise by:
- Reflecting the noise back towards the source, and
- Absorbing the noise energy within the glass.
The sound insulation of glass can be enhanced in different ways - increasing the thickness of the pane, using laminated glass on its own or within an Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) - the larger the gap between the panes, the better the insulation.