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  BU547 Selecting glass

BU547.jpgSelecting glass for use in buildings is becoming increasingly complex. Not only has technical innovation led to a greater range of glass types being available, but there are more demanding expectations being placed on the larger glass areas in houses and buildings.

This bulletin gives an overview of the common types of glass currently available in New Zealand.

The bulletin covers:

  • laminated glass
  • heat-treated glass
  • insulating glass units (double glazing)
  • safety
  • security
  • sound control
  • fading
  • selection.

Publication date: April 2012 Keywords: double glazing, glass, glazing, IGU, window