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Why do we use laminated glass?

28 July 2021
Sunsquare were the first company to use laminated glass as standard, some years ago. It was used in commercial buildings or buildings that were used by the public for many years as part of building regulations because of its safety qualities.

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Laminated glass is made by bonding multiple layers of glass together under high pressure and heat. This technique makes a single sheet of glass with multiple layers. The PVB (polyvinyl butyral) resin used as the bonding material keeps the glass from breaking apart easily and provides great sound insulation. Not only that, the glass becomes very reflective of UV and removes virtually all chance of any sort of UV “burn” happening underneath it. This would mean that furniture and the likes will not get sun-stained as can happen with normal glass.

Sunsquare were the first company to use laminated glass as standard, some years ago. It was used in commercial buildings or buildings that were used by the public for many years as part of building regulations because of its safety qualities, but we feel that the safety and UV blocking makes is an absolute must in all skylights from Sunsquare. With toughened glass, in recent years, there has been a marked decline in quality and the industry has had issues with glass implosions due to higher levels of nickel sulphite inclusions. We at Sunsquare made the decision that this was not good enough for our clients and made the change some 5 years ago.

As has been the case on many occasions, most of the industry then followed, but there are still some lower end companies that use toughened glass due to cost. People don’t realise that they can actually get sunburn through glass. It is the same for anything under glass, which is why we would urge people to ensure they are ordering laminated glass for their skylights

For more information, why not get in touch with our team on 01284 844632 or email us on sales@sunsquare.co.uk

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