According to the latest research by Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, more of us than ever are choosing to improve rather than move and with the focus now firmly on making the best of the homes we’re in, we’re concentrating on creating extra special living spaces.
The research of 1,000 UK homeowners shows one in eight of us cite the desire to create more natural light as a key motivator for making home improvements and renovations.
What’s more, one in nine of us are going the whole hog and investing in a glass box extension to create that perfect, seamless transition from inside to out.
Floor to ceiling, frameless glass structures can effortlessly unify the home, allowing light and nature to flood in. But, as stunning as they may look when new, keeping them clean and comfortable year-round can be hard work if glazing is not carefully considered from the outset.
Glass from the Pilkington Activ™ range combines self-cleaning and solar-control properties and can help you achieve the glass box extension you’ve always dreamed of, with none of the grime or draught associated with older extensions.
Pilkington Activ™ has a dual action coating that reacts with natural daylight to break down and loosen organic dirt and uses rain water, which spreads evenly over the surface of the glass, to help wash away dirt and reduce streaking.
The range’s solar-control performance helps keep your glass-box extension cooler in the summer months. And when combined with a low-emissivity glass, such as a glass from the Pilkington K Glass™ range or Pilkington Optitherm™ S1 Plus it will even ensure your new space is kept warmer during the winter months – perfect for getting back to nature from the comfort of your own home year-round.