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Helping to keep your interiors cooler IN SUMMER - maximising the use of your conservatory

Maximising natural daylight makes for a healthy home and productive working environment, but too much of a good thing and suddenly we’re faced with overheating, excessive glare and UV fading of our interiors.

Today’s technically advanced solar control glass products are here to help. We provide a range of glass options specifically designed to control the amount of heat and light that passes through the window. These solar control glass options are perfect for sealed units in windows on south and south west facing elevations.

In the home, there is no better option than our sealed units created using SGG PLANITHERM 4S glass – part of the pioneering Saint-Gobain Glass range of PLANITHERM low-E glass products.

For commercial buildings, our solar control sealed units feature SGG COOL-LITE 174 glass. This is a high performance glass with a selectivity of 1.66 to carefully balance heat and light in curtain walling, shop fronts and high-rise buildings.

How solar glass works

The sun’s radiation is made up of heat, light and UV (ultra-violet) light. The coatings developed for solar control glass, which are used on SGG PLANITHERM 4S and SGG COOL-LITE SKN 174, are configured to manage solar radiation by selecting how much heat and light passes through the glass. Too little control and we see a greenhouse effect overheating – too much and the room misses out on the benefits of solar gain or natural daylight.

Solar control glass applications

In the UK, any south or south west facing building elevation, but particularly where there are large expanses of glass.