Pilkington K Glass™ in conservatories
How Pilkington K Glass™ makes
double-glazing more effective: When building
a new conservatory, consider Pilkington K Glass™.
It makes double-glazing as effective as triple glazing
and cuts fuel bills. Just the kind of breakthrough you
might expect from a company that's been leading the
way in glass technology for 172 years.
How Pilkington K Glass™ works:Pilkington
K Glass™, which usually forms the inner pane of
a double-glazing unit, allows less heat to escape through
your windows than ordinary glass. Thanks to a special
energy saving coating which lets the sun's rays through,
but reflects heat from fires and radiators back into
your home. Heat which ordinary double-glazing allows
to escape. A diagram of this can be seen here.
Increased comfort:The unique
properties of Pilkington K Glass™ mean you can
turn down your thermostat and still remain just as comfortable.
This can result in savings.
K Glass™ also significantly reduces unsightly
internal condensation. Condensation forms when warm
, moist air comes into contact with a cold surface,
such as conventional glass. The energy saving coating
on our glass actually makes the surface warmer to the
touch, so condensation is reduced.
Eliminates cold spots:Ordinary
glass offers poor insulation; so uncomfortable cold
spots close to windows are a common problem. Double-glazing
can alleviate this to an extent, but only double-glazing
with Pilkington K Glass™ has the total solution.
It provides superior insulation, making the inner pane
of your window much warmer. This eliminates cold spots,
and increases useful floor space.
Perfect for conservatories: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 security.
Help the environment:By reducing
the amount of heating needed to keep your home warm,
Pilkington K Glass™ helps to save energy and vital
natural resources. In fact, if all the single glazed
buildings in the United Kingdom were double glazed with
Pilkington K Glass™ it would save £600 million
worth of energy per year. That's enough energy to heat
every house in six cities the size of Birmingham. Add
this to smaller heating bills, a warmer home and reduced
condensation and Pilkington K Glass™ is clearly
the best glass for double-glazing.