Glass and glazing specialist GLASSOLUTIONS has added a new 45-minute RIBA approved CPD seminar to its interior glass specification support package for architects and designers, along with new award-winning products and an online interactive design tool.
The 45 minute seminar by the Saint-Gobain group company gives detailed information about glass types, the latest regulations and numerous applications for interior glass within buildings. Real life projects illustrate how interior glass overcomes design challenges.
Kathryn Dalgleish, GLASSOLUTIONS Marketing Manager for the Commercial Sector, said: Glass is such a versatile material which is often integral to the design of a building both its façade and interior. We wanted to share our in-depth knowledge, especially in light of the recent changes (effective 1st April 2013) of Approved Document K of the Building Regulations (England), which relates to Protection from Falling Collision and Impact, so that more architects and designers can specify glass correctly, safely and with confidence.
Initially available to customers in the South East of England and the Midlands, the seminar explains the key points relating to glass specification for interior applications and covers partitions, screens, doors, cladding, balustrades, guarding, overhead glazing, floors and stairs.
It also provides an explanation of the different types of glass and associated concepts: annealed glass; toughened and heat soak tested glass; heat strengthened glass; laminated glass; and includes information on the impact testing of glass and safety glass marking requirements.
Anyone interested in booking a CPD seminar or wishing to find out more can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ribacpd.com.
Inspirational and interactive online tool
The CPD technical training is supported by a new interactive online tool available to all customers on the Glassolutions website www.glassolutions.co.uk/interiorglassinteractivetool. Here architects and interior designers can explore how to use interior glass in the design and creation of high impact office, hotel and retail environments.
The tool shows how different types of glass can be used in a range of applications including wall cladding, partitioning, feature glazing, furniture, balustrades, doors, shelves, mirrors and artwork.
Kathryn Dalgleish said, The tool helps to inspire designers to use established brands and new glass products in different ways to create stunning interior designs. Initially the environments that are live are offices, hotels and retail but there are plans to add more in due course.
Award-winning innovative new products
With a wide range of innovative glass products perfectly suited to interior applications, GLASSOLUTIONS provides architects and interior designers with modern materials to unlock creative potential.
This includes three new additions featured in the online tool TEX GLASS®, CREA-LITE® and CLIP-IN® DOOR. Launched to the UK market at 2012s 100% Design, these products attracted huge interest from visiting designers and architects.
TEX GLASS® is a laminated glass product with beautiful fabrics encapsulated inside. The wide range of fabrics has been carefully chosen from the award winning Nya Nordiska collection. Used to create dramatic features in interior applications, TEX GLASS is used in partitions, screens, doors, and furniture. When combined with either a back-painted glass or mirrored glass, the overall effect is stunning.
CREA-LITE® moulded glass is a perfect product for creative expression, utilising colour, texture and varying translucency for high impact, bespoke interiors and external facades.
CLIP-IN® DOOR is a unique, patented glass door design, with an almost invisible hinge, offering greater sophistication than traditional bulky patch fittings. The hinge design combines a minimalist, contemporary appearance with robustly tested performance.
Dependable, experienced interior glass specialists
GLASSOLUTIONS SOLAGLAS has been successfully servicing the commercial project market from its specialist glass processing operation in the south east of England, with a wide range of interior glass products, for decades.
According to Kathryn, this extensive experience of supplying many of the largest companies operating in this market, often with demanding requirements, has established an indepth understanding of the service levels and solution-orientated approach that is vital to meet the needs of this supply chain.
An ongoing £2 million investment programme means we can now manufacture and supply a broader range of interior glass products in greater volume. In addition to this extended capacity, capability and product range, we also encourage customers to explore their ideas for creative design and product engineering with us.
By involving us at the earliest design or concept stage, we are able to advise on innovative combinations of products and processes in order to find the most effective solutions to meet the needs of the project.
We offer solutions for a very wide range of applications, so please contact us to discuss your particular requirements.