A guide to architectural glass

As a leading architectural glass consultant, we have a strong track record of delivering high-quality bespoke glass projects for some of the foremost architects in the industry, but what exactly is architectural glass? The term seems to carry some complex connotations, but the definition is quite simple.

What is architectural glass?

The uncomplicated definition of architectural glass is any glazing used in a building. Generally, it’s a term more applicable to commercial buildings rather than domestic ones and primarily refers to large glass structures.

How is architectural glass design used in buildings?

While architectural glass can have a perception of meaning all glass in a structure, the applications are usually more niche. We’re all familiar with the large glass shopfronts of many retail outlets and even the reflective glass used on large commercial buildings such as cinemas. These, along with glass panels, floors, stairs, balconies, and skylights, are all excellent examples of how architectural glass is utilised in a commercial space.

The benefits of architectural glass

There are three principal benefits to the widespread use of architectural glass in building design. Firstly, our glass is thermally sound, which will help insulate the interior from the cold while reducing the heat lost through heat transference, enabling you to lessen your energy usage. Secondly, the glass we provide for structures where glass is installed high up on roofs or facades is incredibly safe, durable, and ideal for the job. Finally, our artists can deliver mesmeric bespoke glass designs that boost your commercial space with their distinctive, high-end look. Contact us today if you’re looking for an architectural glass consultant to help transform your commercial building design.