Choosing the right high performance roof glass for any conservatory installation is the most important element to ensuring that a conservatory can be used all year round. There are many things to consider including location, temperature control, maintenance, aesthetics and durability.
The Ambience range has been developed with world leading glass manufacturers to ensure that there is a broad choice of specialist glasses available to cater for all tastes. These provide incredible benefits including year round comfort, self-cleaning properties, reduction in energy bills and beautiful visual options to suit any property style.
The Ambience range includes Ambi-Aqua, Ambi-Blue, Ambi-Neutral, Ambi-bronze and Ambi-Satin Privacy glass roof options.
These exciting new conservatory glass products now enable any conservatory owner to personalize their new, or existing, conservatory or orangery extension with stunning high performance glass, making it a place of complete comfort and relaxation.
Lets get technical about conservatory glass
Self Cleaning Glass
A coating that reacts with UV rays in sunlight to generate a photocatalytic process, that loosens and breaks down organic dirt particles on the surface of the glass. The surface of the coating is hydrophilic. Therefore, instead of forming droplets, it attracts water so that it spreads and forms a thin film that ‘sheets’ away quickly, and dries off without leaving unsightly ‘drying spots’. Self cleaning glass leaves less dirt and grime adhering to the glass resulting in the glass staying cleaner for longer, meaning less maintenance is needed.
A measure of air-to-air heat transmission (loss or gain) due to thermal conductance, and the difference in indoor and outdoor temperatures. As the U-Value decreases, so does the amount of heat that is transferred through the glazing material. The lower the U-Value, the more restrictive the fenestration product is to heat transfer (Reciprocal of the R-Value). This is a critical function in that it makes it possible to strike an optimum balance between economy and ecology. The lower the U-Value, the more efficient the insulation.
As its name suggests, solar control glass helps regulate the amount of solar energy that enters a building. Solar control glass saves money by reducing the amount of energy used by heating and air conditioning systems, and boosts comfort levels inside the building by controlling indoor temperatures and light levels.
The measurement of light passing through glass. Too much light can create an uncomfortable environment with glare becoming a particular problem. Insufficient light transmittance can result in reduced visibility.