PILKINGTON BUILDING PRODUCTS UK - Building Materials and Architectural Building Products
The United Kingdom is one of the NSG Group's major manufacturing centres. Pilkington Group
Limited is based in St Helens and has offices at the NSG Group's European Technical Centre situated at nearby
Pilkington employs around 3,000 people across the UK, in activities ranging from the manufacture of float,
rolled and wired glass to glass processing and merchanting, automotive original equipment (OE) and automotive glass
replacement (AGR) manufacture.
Pilkington K Glass™ has long been the leading choice in low-emissivity glazing, ensuring
consumers save energy and money off their fuel bills. With today’s launch of Pilkington K Glass™
S, customers can benefit from an extended range of energy-efficient glass solutions and offer a soft coated product
to householders from Pilkington, the brand they know and trust.
Most home extensions requiring planning permission will probably benefit from using their products during the
build. Many Architects or House Extension Designers can incorporate their products within the
scheme design drawings and specifications.
The following article may be of interest for homeowners researching this type of building product for inclusion
within their own house extension scheme.
Pilkington K Glass
By Ryan Marley
Glass is comprises of mainly silica that is found from sand. Glass is used in various applications as doors,
windows, conservatories, bottle, and vision glass.
These glasses when used in windows (double glazing window) can act as energy exchanger and can reduce the
efficiency. To increase the efficiency of the room, the energy exchange should be measured either from window
frames or glass.
Pilkington K glass has a special coating on the inner glass surfaces facing the air gap which reduce the
energy emission to the outer glass.
A thin coating helps to reflect back the energy and maintains the internal temperature towards
the colder outer atmosphere. This coating helps to reflect back the energy and also allows heat from
sunlight to enter the house so keeping the residence warm. Thin coating on the inner glass sheet makes it at
room temperature and provides larger usable space.
They helps to maintain the internal room temperature with or without heating making it greener by energy
saving to home so with them you can achieve higher efficiency.
In colder atmosphere the window region is the coldest part of the house but with Pilkington K glass it is
not the case. It can also be used in conservatories as it maintains the heat from sunlight and make the inner
Pilkington K glass can also be laminated or toughened to increase its strength and durability. Due to its
energy efficiency it becomes the first choice for architects and also raises the energy ratings and saves on