Create a period property look and feel with Pilkington Spacia™

Create a period property look and feel with Pilkington Spacia™
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Date: 10 July 2019

It’s an age old problem - how do you restore and protect your period property, without losing its charm and character?

Replacing doors and windows in older homes can be a nightmare, especially when it comes to juggling planning and aesthetic demands with the need to weather-proof and insulate buildings.

Installing standard double glazing might keep your home warm and dry, but it may mean you have to sacrifice the aesthetics of your home, and may not be even possible in sash or other window types.

So what can homeowners do? Here at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, we’ve used our expertise to create the kind of innovative products that today’s restorers and developers need.

Pilkington Spacia™ has been designed to make upgrading older period properties easier than ever - providing robust protection from the elements, whilst ensuring that you can maintain the original period look of your home.

Combining all the benefits of modern glazing technology, with the aesthetic appeal of more traditional frames, it is ideal for anyone needing to replace ‘like for like’ doors and windows.

Pilkington Spacia™ is also much slimmer than standard types of glazing which means it’s a great choice when you’re working with a listed building. 
 
It does this by using a unique vacuum system, bringing together an outer pane of low-emissivity glass and an inner pane of clear float glass separated by microdots. The cavity between the glass panes is reduced to 0.2 mm and air is extracted to create a vacuum. This vacuum creates excellent thermal performance in a unit just 6.2 mm thick, making Pilkington Spacia™ significantly lighter than other traditional options.

Speaking about the glazing, Pilkington United Kingdom Limited Brand & Marketing Communications Manager, Julia Berkin, said: “We know that for many people, making their older traditional or even listed properties secure and warm means installing double or secondary glazing.

“These options can be bulky or unsightly meaning a compromise on style which can curb the appeal and in some cases are just not suitable for older period properties.

“Pilkington Spacia™ has been designed to offer excellent thermal performance and achieves higher levels of sound insulation than conventional glazing, whilst also retaining the original aesthetic appeal of a property, making it ideal for use in a wide range of settings.”

Check out this video from us, which explains how Pilkington Spacia™ is best suited to help you maintain your period property: 

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