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Pilkington Spacia

July 17, 2019
Pilkington

PanEuro’s beautiful conservation timber window & door range are the perfect profile to match the old looks of conservation area buildings and traditional properties. Our puttyline detail and slim frames make the perfect match to the old traditional design of buildings here in the UK.
To maximise the thermal and acoustic values of our slim conservation profiles there are a couple of glazing options available to suit conservation requirements. Slim traditional double-glazed units are one option and the new Pilkington Spacia is the other. To maximum performance we recommend using Pilkington’s Spacia Units as a new alternative to standard slim glazed units.
Firstly, let’s start by commenting that slim glazing units are very good and suitable for conservation requirements. They also help increase all thermal and acoustic values on any upgrade of old single glazed timber windows and are recommended for many applications.
But, due to Pilkingtons revolutionary vacuum glazing technology, the units are at the very top when it comes to performance levels of any slim double-glazed unit, fitting seamlessly into PanEuro’s timber conservation window and timber conservation doors for all conservation areas and traditional properties.
Pilkington Spacia units are different to a typical air or gas filled unit as the air is vacuumed out.
Double glazed units are filled with air or inert gasses such as krypton or argon, typically the units are between 20-28mm to be thermally efficient. The outer pane of glass is low-e meaning it has an emissivity coating facing the inner cavity, this reflects the long wave radiation or heat back into the room. The large gap between the glass panes lowers heat transfer and improves thermal conductivity. The Pilkington Spacia can match the performance levels of these units in only a quarter of the thickness. Perfect for any new timber box sash or timber casement window.

The Pilkington Spacia units consist of an outer glass pane (low-e) and an inner glass pane (clear float) the air is then sucked out between the two panes causing a vacuum between the space. This allows the unit to be as small as 6mm overall in thickness. A vacuum is much more effective at minimising conduction and convection heat losses compared to a similar sized sealed unit.
To stop the glass panes touching, due to the pressure caused by the vacuum between the glass units microbeads are used. These are very small round beads efficiently placed between the glass units to counter the vacuum pressure, enabling this ultra slim unit to perform as good if not better than a conventional unit.
These units are perfect for old historic buildings, properties in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and properties in conservation areas. Only now has it been possible not to sacrifice modern thermal performance, or to compromise the appearances of the old traditional style of the building.
So, if it’s a timber box sash window, a timber casement window, a timber door or any opening that requires that little extra care. The Pilkington Spacia can be used in all of them and the property, no matter how old will benefit from the ground-breaking vacuum glazing technology that provides the amazing thermal and acoustic values of the glazed units.
Pilkington are the leaders in their field, producing the best glass for buildings and vehicles, and the multinational glass-manufacturing company’s name can be trusted to deliver the very best and highest quality products.
We can provide both options for slim glazing when needed in conservation areas or AONB’s.
So if you want to try the latest glazing options for your timber box sash windows or timber casement windows or even your timber doors, contact us today at PanEuro.