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Bi-folds get the SMARTGLASS treatment

The SMARTGLASS® brand from Clayton Glass is synonymous with cutting edge performance of glass in conservatories and now the same technology has been bought to the bi-folding and patio door markets, with SMARTGLASS®-W.

Typically, the glass used in ‘A’ rated and above windows is designed with an element of solar heat gain within the calculations. This is all well and good in typical domestic properties for replacement windows, but where there are large areas of glass, this is the exact opposite of what is required from a technical standpoint, when there is on average 5m2 of glass in a typical bi-folding door that is 2100mm high x 3000mm wide, assuming 80% glass coverage.

SMARTGLASS®-W has been designed to minimise solar heat gain in bi-folding and patio doors, along with all conservatory side frames and there are three variants in the range. All boast warm edge technology, argon filling and a U-value of 1.0W/m2K, with enhanced versions offering anti-fade properties, true self-cleaning properties, along with enhanced acoustics and security.

The cost differential between the entry level SMARTGLASS®-W and the typical glass used in ‘A’ rated windows is marginal, yet the performance differential is considerable. There’s also the benefit of deliveries direct to site to any UK mainland postcode within the Clayton Glass fleet of vehicles, 5 days a week and with am delivery option.

Jason McCabe, commercial and site director of Clayton Glass commented: ‘We’re a market leader by example and our SMARTGLASS®-W product fully reflects our vision as a glass innovator and pioneer. Technically better performing glass for bi-folding and patio doors is great for the sector, with the obvious sell on opportunities for installation businesses eager to capitalise on a sales hook.’



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Clayton Glass

Clayton Glass is one of the UK’s largest independent insulated glass unit manufacturers, with sales across the group totalling in excess of £25 million. In addition to standard IGUs, the company has pioneered the next generation in conservatory glass through innovation in their SMARTGLASS® brand, which now provides the definitive market-leading levels of performance.

SMARTGLASS® is currently sold by some of the biggest and most trusted names in the sector and is engineered to retain heat in the winter months, whilst helping to keep conservatories cooler over the summer. Using only genuine self-clean technology with delivery nationwide and warm edge spacer as standard, SMARTGLASS® brings some unique propositions to the UK conservatory market. As this sector evolves into one for glazed extensions, the latest SMARTGLASS® solutions will provide better performing rooms for consumers right across the UK, with some exciting new developments planned for the remainder of 2015 and beyond.

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