See the possibilities and feel the benefits with year round comfort
What are you looking for in a conservatory? Some of us want to add extra living space that can be used year round, perhaps as a dining room, children’s playroom or home office, while others are looking to create a seamless, visually connected link between home and garden.
Whatever your goal, your conservatory can offer a bright and airy place to relax and enjoy uninterrupted views of the outdoors whilst maintaining a comfortable interior ambience. Choose the right glass and you will be able to perfectly match your lifestyle requirements with the orientation, size and configuration of your conservatory.
With a combination of technically advanced glass products from Saint-Gobain and an excellent range of tint finishes, having your conservatory your way is easy.
Creating your perfect conservatory
This is measured by taking the opposite or inverse of the glazing’s solar factor. Solar factor is the percentage of the total solar radiant heat energy entering the room through the glass. Glazing from Saint-Gobain reflects up to 78% of the sun’s heat, keeping the conservatory up to 9°C cooler in the summer.
By this we mean a measure of the rate of heat loss through the glazing. The lower the U-value the better the glass is at retaining heat. By choosing Sant-Gobain’s conservatory glass, you will achieve 63% better insulation than standard glass, keeping you warmer in winter and saving you money on your heating bills.
The self-cleaning coating option is fully integrated into the surface of the glass ensuring its permanency.
In a process called ‘catalysis’ the coating uses UV rays from the sun to break down organic dirt and turns the surface hydrophilic. Rain or hose pipe water then forms a sheet of water and rinses the dirt away, reducing the need for manual cleaning. This also prevents water droplets from forming which means clear views, even when it’s raining.
A measure of this is the inverse of ‘light transmission’, the proportion of the visible light spectrum that is transmitted through the glass. It is important to reduce the transmission of concentrated light, especially in the roof, to maximise visual comfort. So, with Saint-Gobain products reducing up to 68% of the sun’s glare, your conservatory will be comfortable on even the brightest of days. Like sunglasses for your roof!
Virtual elimination of condensation
Internal condensation will only begin to form at an average external temperature of -11°C (in timber/PVCu frames at an internal temperature of 20°C and 50% relative humidity). Choosing the superior thermal insulation of Saint-Gobain conservatory glass, means this is rarely – if ever – be an issue in the UK.
Enjoy the view . . .
. . . without the hassle of cleaning your conservatory roof
Bioclean self-cleaning conservatory roof glass
Our Bioclean self-cleaning glass option is the perfect way to make use of technology to spare you the hassle of cleaning your conservatory.
A revolutionary self-cleaning coating is applied to the glass as part of the manufacturing process – fused to the surface of the glass so it lasts the lifetime of the pane.
This special Bioclean coating uses both rain and natural light from the sun to efficiently combat the dirt and grime that accumulates on the outside of the window. By significantly reducing the need for manual cleaning, it is ideal for keeping those hard or dangerous to reach areas clean, leaving you with more time to relax and enjoy the view.
How Bioclean self-cleaning glass works
There are two processes at work:
The special coating harnesses natural daylight which triggers the breakdown of the dirt and grime on the outer surface of the glass.
When rainwater hits the glass, rather than forming droplets it flattens and spreads out across the surface of the glass helping to wash away the loosened dirt and grime. This sheeting effect also minimises spots and streaks by helping the glass to dry more quickly and evenly.
Self-cleaning glass advantages
The permanent self-cleaning coating lasts the lifetime of the window
Perfect for conservatory roofs and other hard to reach areas
Glass stays cleaner for longer
Less dirt and grime sticks to the glass so any cleaning is quick and easy
Ongoing cost savings with reduced window cleaning bills
It’s environmentally friendly given less frequent use of water and detergents
A clear view outside even when it’s raining thanks to the sheeting effect
Choose from four tint options for your conservatory roof to match your precise requirements.
A pleasant, relaxing aqua green appearance to complement interiors and surrounding natural tones.
A virtually neutral glass to seamlessly match existing glazing.
An attractive blue tint to deliver a distinctive appeal.
A bronze tint that’s perfect for timber and darker conservatory frames.