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5 architectural glazing types to consider for projects

5 architectural glazing types to consider for projects

Exceptionally adaptable, glass is used in a range of architectural applications. Lighting interiors, creating added spaciousness, glass also provides seamless transitions between internal and external areas. Larger glass surfaces, seen in contemporary glazing, can deliver unprecedented views as well as improved U-values and solar heat gain.

When planning projects, architects wield great power to influence the strength, security, and energy efficiency of their architectural glazing. It is therefore essential to consider the types available when working with homes and workplaces.

Glass rooflights: Increasingly popular in commercial and residential applications, offering daylighting, ventilation and – where needed – easy roof access. A huge range of designs are available to complement specific projects: from traditional static skylights to bolder, pyramid-shaped models and more.

Glass canopies: A.K.A. glass verandas, traditional glass canopies are installed above property entrances, patios and decked areas to create sheltered spaces or walkways. Aside from aesthetics, load-bearing weight and ability to handle extreme weather are prime concerns.

Glass box extensions: Providing copious natural light and unparalleled views of outdoor surroundings, extensions or conservatories are an impressive addition to any property. They have enjoyed a recent boom because, despite high design impact, planning permission is generally not required.

External glass doors: Supporting floor-to-ceiling glazing with minimal sightlines, newer aluminium doors are increasingly popular due to the ample views and sleek visuals offered. Excellent for energy efficiency due to their superior U-values.

Glass curtain walling: Offering designers the limitless freedom to create timeless, all-glass buildings with exceptional lighting and spaciousness. Integrating easily with existing window and doors, it can enhance property values while providing the thermal efficiency to exceed Building Regulations.

Offering 165+ skylight products, Sunsquare are ready and able to manufacture and install efficient, secure bespoke rooflights for any project. Contact the team on 01284 848434 or visit their website for more details.

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