Glass Considerations

Purchasing a conservatory is a major decision, so it is important to consider all the options before making your purchase. Not only do you want your conservatory to look good, but you want it to suit your property and your lifestyle.

Nowadays the potential uses of a conservatory are as diverse as the designs available. Some are looking to add extra living space that can be used year round as a dining room, children’s playroom, home office or similar, while others are looking to create a seamless, visually connected link between home and garden.

It is here where the choice of glass becomes important. If you want to use your conservatory all year round, it needs to be cool enough to use during the summer months, but not too cold in the winter. 


Creating the perfect conservatory for you

The roof glass options from Saint-Gobain Glass can help create a conservatory that is perfect for you thanks to the variety of tints available. Each glass tint offers its own combination of solar control and glare reduction properties as well as low maintenance self-cleaning and an individual character to suit your own. The tints have been developed to give you a great choice, allowing the roof to match the design of your conservatory, without compromising on performance.

Combing any of our roof options with SGG PLANITHERM 4S conservatory wall glass further reduces the amount of heat penetrating through the roof. By using SGG PLANITHERM 4S in your conservatory walls you will reduce the amount of heat passing through the side windows to help keep the interior cool in the summer. Thanks to the thermal retention coating, it also reduces the amount of heat escaping, enabling you to use your conservatory all year round.

With Saint-Gobain Glass your conservatory will be comfortable, reduce heating and cooling bills and will stay cleaner for longer.


Maintenance and Cleaning

There is nothing worse than having unsightly dirt and marks on your conservatory roof, especially when they are in hard to reach places. Our conservatory roof glass is combined with SGG BIOCLEAN, a coating which works with the elements to reduce the need for cleaning, providing you with clearer views for much longer.

SGG BIOCLEAN is not 100% maintenance-free. For those stubborn stains such as bird excrement and tree sap, Saint-Gobain Glass has a recommended list of cleaning and maintenance products designed specifically for use with SGG BIOCLEAN conservatory roof glass. For details contact Saint-Gobain Glass UK.


Safety and Protection

With large amounts of glass used in conservatories, it is important to ensure that your family remains safe and protected against a number of potential risks, such as injuries from accidents or exposure or burglary. …

Another issue is posed by UV light from the sun’s rays penetrating through the glass. UV can be a problem, both for your family’s skin and for your furniture and fittings.

The solution to these potential risks is to combine our conservatory glass with a laminated interlayer. This helps protect your family and home in the event of breakage of the glass, as, the fragments remain stuck to the interlayer. In addition, the laminated glass can reduce the sun’s UV penetration by up to 98%, which means your carpet and furniture will retain their true colours and your family’s skin is more protected.

Laminated glass can also help by reducing outside noise, which means you don’t need to move into another room when it is raining due to the sound of the rain hitting the roof.