In their own glass
Typical conservatories can add an extra value of up to 7% to your home, but imagine if they were modern, like glass conservatories, they give a chic and sophisticated feel to your home, now we’re certain that will add a lot more value to your home. So we discuss several glass conservatory designs to add some panache to you extravagant home https://www.skwindows.ie/conservatories-wicklow-wexford.
Frameless glass conservatories
These conservatories sometimes referred to as a ‘glass box’ gives a very modern edge to conservatories. With the use of commercial glass technology and structural sealant applications, these conservatories allow you to enjoy tour garden all year round in whatever weather, be it rain or the sunshine, you can experience it all from the comfort of your own conservatory. Glass conservatories can satisfy even the strictest thermal and structural regulations with their unique design comes thermoregulation. Glass is an insulating material, so no need to worry about having cold feet during the winter.
Self- Cleaning glass
An outer coating of titanium oxide is put on the surface of the glass. Titanium Oxide is a photocatalyst, meaning chemical reactions take place when the right kind of light hits it. The kind of light that normally triggers this reaction is ultraviolet light; it is the part of sunlight invisible to the human eye. The outer coating reacts with the UV light to break down dirt on the surface, it does this by breaking down carbon-based (organic dirt) grime making it easier for the rain to wash it away. This is extremely convenient as it means you do not have to wash it as much as regular glass, so this is definitely a godsend.
Anti-glare, reflective or tinted glass
This can be really useful for conservatories, which faces the sun for a majority of the time. During the height of summer the glare of the sun can be really intimidating, so having tinted, anti-glare or reflective glass can be really helpful, and not only that, having coloured tinted glass can leave a beautiful cast of light over your conservatory, which emphasises the modern element that glass itself already adds.
Curved Conservatory glass
This glass is used to take your modern conservatory a step further; with this, endless styles are an option. Usually, homeowners that want to maintain their home’s original style opt for curved glass. This type of glass also come laminated, toughened and heat reflective.
Is it a Plane? Is it a Bird? No, it’s laminated glass. This is the superman of glasses, it is an assembly made up of layers of glass with a plastic glazing sheet acting as an adhesive to join them up. This makes the glass extremely strong, and there are various types of laminated glass for whatever disaster, such as:
Fire resistant laminated glass:
Does your conservatory spontaneously catch fire? Well not to worry; this fire-resistant laminated glass contains at least one interlayer that reacts to the sudden rise in temperature giving the glass its fire resistance, it stops the fires from spreading, containing it and potentially keeping you safe.
Bullet-Resistant laminated glass:
The bullet- resistant glass is extremely different from the good old regular glass. It is made up of polycarbonate; which is essentially really tough plastic. The polycarbonate is used as an adhesive between pieces of toughened glass. The layer of toughened glass and polycarbonate is called a laminate. When a bullet hits the glass, the energy emitted from it spreads out, and because all the energy doesn’t just hit one place, it can be quickly absorbed, making the bullet slow down not allowing it to pass through. The glass does break but the beauty of the polycarbonate means it stops the glass from flying apart.
Manual attack resistant laminated glass:
If you know a crazy person that has a thing against conservatories and feels the need to try and smash the glass, then this one is for you. With its axe, crowbar, pickaxe etc. repellant tendencies you’ve just become a little be safer, but not too safe as however strong the glass is, it will eventually give way if being hit in the same spot time and time again. However, it does give you time to run.
Blast-resistant laminated glass:
This glass is for those unfortunate days where conservatories just automatically detonate. This glass tries to contain the blast reducing the levels of risk. As well as conservatories, they are usually used for high-risk buildings such as military based for obvious yet sad reasons.
Frosted conservatory Glass
If you are looking for beauty as well as privacy then you have found your soul mate. Frosted glass – also known as etch