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Choosing the right type of glass

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Performance and energy efficiency

Understand how glass can influence a building's energy and acoustic performance

Applications of glass

Whether you need glass for facades, interiors, homes, or specific applications, we have a solution

Which glass is right

See how the right glass can help improve your quality of life and the beauty of your home

Understand glass

Learn more about glass and what you can do with it.

Design with glass

There’s almost no limit to what you can create with glass.

Build with glass

Glass is the ultimate building element, and can be tailored to each project.

Glass for your home

We’re helping glass inspire more homes than ever before.

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122 Leadenhall - 'The Cheesegrater'

The 75,000 square metres façade features a curtain wall that is double glazed to allow for a high solar protection on neutral-looking glass.

Fruit and Wool Exchange

The new-build façades are predominately brick-faced, with punched windows to reflect the surrounding context.

Caudwell International

Curved glass, punch windows and precast stone panels make up the envelope on a figure-of-eight footprint.

All our projects

From landmark construction projects to innovative residential builds, this is how our glass can make the difference.

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Our story

Just as we were in 1932, we're ready to meet the challenges of now and the future

Sustainability

Find out more about how glass can support sustainable design

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We strive for quality in everything we do

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Access our comprehensive suite of engineering and analytical tools

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Download and use our standardized Guardian BIM content to create project specific BIM files

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For anyone who is interested in learning more about glass and its use

Choosing the right type of glass

Interactive infographic

Glass is a fascinating material: Its malleable, versatile, and durable qualities make it an extraordinarily useful material in architecture. However, you must know it well to use it well. With this interactive infographic, you’ll know which glass to use for which purpose in your construction. Check this now!

Interactive Infographic for Limitless Possibilities

Possibilities of glass stretches far and wide depending on each project’s aesthetic, technical and energy-related concerns, rendering the scope of its applications practically unlimited. Whether it be external glazing, interior decoration, and industrial uses, glass provides architects and interior designers a material that gives shape to their creative inspiration. It tames light, while contributing to the building occupants’ comfort, and helping to protect the environment.

Different Types of Glass for Different Purposes

They all may seem sleek and transparent, but there are various kinds of glass used in construction. To name a few:

  • solar control coated glass
  • high durable coated glass
  • dynamic glass
  • building-integrated photovoltaics
  • anti-reflective glass
  • etc.

Each of these various glass types has its own unique set of characteristics and advantages. Choosing the right glass is far from insignificant! Each type of glass is manufactured for specific uses. The suitable selection of the glass and glazing will definitely mark your construction project in distinction from others.

However, it is not an easy task to pick the most appropriate type of glass for your particular construction project. Guardian Glass has created for you this interactive infographic on different types of glass in order to show you in detail the diverse possibilities available. Some examples are listed below:

  • On roof glazing – architectural multifunctional coated glass for solar control and thermal insulation to help prevent overheating of the interior during summer and heat loss during winter.
  • On shopfront – anti-reflective glass to improve the attractiveness of shop windows and improve the customer’s visual experience: it maximizes visibility while minimizing reflection.

Finding a good fit for the type of glass is a key to maximizing comfort and style in the indoor space of your buildings. With this interactive infographic, you will get a head start in your search for that perfect match.