Solar Control Glass reduces the build-up of heat during warm summer months to ensure maximum use of rooms with large glass areas, such as conservatories. The solar coating blocks or reflects some of the sun’s rays, keeping rooms cooler without losing the benefit of the light and views.
Solar control glasses have different ‘tints’ and reflection levels. We also offer coated options, offering various levels of protection from the sun. Each option acts in different ways to restrict the penetration of the sun. Tints absorb the sun’s rays, whereas coatings actually reflect the sun’s rays. Maximum comfort is achievable when both tints and coatings are combined during the glass processing stage.
Solar control glass reduces glare, even in the sunniest conditions. Light is still transmitted through the glass, but with no discomfort whilst sitting and enjoying the sun.
A winning combination
Using solar control glass in a sealed unit combined with Low E glass provides maximum use for rooms throughout the year. Solar control glass makes rooms more usable on the hottest of days and energy-efficient glass allows the use of rooms when outside temperatures drop.
Our SunCET range of glass is specifically designed for use in conservatories and is available in a variety of options (usually combined with Low E glass):
- Clear Neutral
For higher performance in more extreme environments, these can be combined with 4S – a specialist glass designed for the conservatory market, enhancing solar and thermal performance for all year use and comfort.
One of the key factors to be considered when deciding the glazing required for a conservatory is the building’s orientation. You can then decide on how to maximise comfort levels, usability and customer satisfaction, considering factors such as:
- U Value
- Solar rejection
- Light transmission and
CET has glasses that cover all of these options, from high light transmission for north facing buildings to high solar rejection glasses for south facing buildings.
Solarblue is our most popular glass for conservatories in the UK. It is self-cleaning and blocks around 60% of the sun’s solar heat to help minimise solar gain, whilst retaining the expensive heat we generate in the colder periods of the year. This product has a U value of 1.2.
SunCET green offers our best performance with the same benefits as Solarblue, but with 10% more solar heat rejection, providing more comfort on hot summer days. When combined with 4S glass, solar rejection can be increased to a maximum of 78%, and U value improved to 1.0, but you should note that light transmission will reduce considerably.
All CET conservatory glass is toughened to European standards 12150/12600, ensuring the safety of end users.