WINDOW AND DOOR OPTIONS
We supply different glass options to suit your needs.
LAMINATED | TINTED | CLEAR | PATTERNED | REFLECTIVE | SILENCE
Apart from standard double glazing which consists of two sheets of glass separated from each other to create an air cavity for insulation and sealed on all sides, there are types of glass available to suite specific requirements, the most common being:
TOUGHENED SAFETY GLASS
This is exactly as the name depicts. Should it break, it will break into many small pieces that will reduce the risk of harm.
This consists of 2 pieces of glass with an invisible layer of plastic sandwiched between them. Should it break, it holds together and remains intact.
For some years now there has been a code of practice for safety within the Spanish glazing industry similar to that in the UK but it has never been enforced. As a company we endeavour to inform clients along these guidelines where they would come into play.
It’s really important in Spain to understand what glass is the most suitable and there are 3 different types of solar control glass:
TINTED – reduces glare but can make the view seem dull.
REFLECTIVE – sometimes used for privacy due to its mirror effect, but at night the strongest light source is inside the house so the homeowner won’t be able to see out, although anybody outside will be able to see in.
SUN GUARD – a sophisticated glass that reduces solar intake but avoids the tinting . On reflection of the other two types, it also has the added ability of reflecting interior radiant heat back into the room that would be lost through ordinary double glazing (very much a revere process to reflecting sunshine out) this gives this glass a very high effective insulation value.
LOW E GLASS
Low E or Pilkington glass – this product reflects heat back into the room in the same way as sun guard but without the solar control, so in winter “free” solar heat can enter the home.
Locks are available as follows:
- Centre lock
- Hook lock
- Single point lock
- Multiple point lock