The type or construction of glass to be used in these installations will depend on the requirements of each individual installation.]
As windows are normally on the external face of a build, double or triple glazed units are usually used. These sealed glass units can be installed into the chosen framing of the build to allow opening and ventilation. It will be important to note the maximum glass thickness for any chosen framework to ensure the right glass construction is used.
If the window is to be under long durations of sunlight it might be useful to consider the use of solar control glass to the installation. These solar control glass panels reflect radiant heat form the sun away from the glass face, therefore reducing the amount of overheating that can occur internally on highly glazed areas.
Heat soaked glass might also be a consideration on exposed glass windows to reduce the risk of spontaneous breakage from Nickel Sulphide Inclusions.
If windows require an element of privacy not afforded by standard clear glass then translucent coloured interlayers can be used within the glass unit to create a cloudy or frosted effect to the glass installation. This will allow light to travel through the glass but will not allow vision.
Privacy Interlayers laminated into the glass panels can give the option of switchable privacy through the installation. Wires from the privacy glass unit can be wired through any associated framing for a neat finish. The panels will switch from translucent to clear at the flick of a switch.