Glass is the one most prevalent architectural product since decades. Due to its varied qualities, glass has always been leading in the list of decorative and useful materials. With technological advancements escalating it to new heights, glass has transformed itself into a styling material, expressing the owners & designers ideology.
We at HouseOfGlass have always keenly examined market trends & client requirements to develop an assortment of Glass Panels. Crafted perfectly and embossed with beautiful designs & colors, recognized by architects & interior designers, for latest quality standards & prevailing fashions.
Common Applications of Glass Panels
We have designed and executed projects for –
- Residential Villas
- External Claddings
- Commercial Buildings
Glass panels are popularly utilized as building envelopes, including windows in the external walls, internal partitions etc. Glass panel is not only a perfect substitute for costly ceramic, wooden partitions, curtains etc. but also has better function in respect to strength, anti-wearing, corrosion resistance, electricity/fire isolation and styling effects. It has plenty of other qualities like restricting external noise, heat and pollution at the same time allowing the required amount of light to enter. It’s easy to clean, maintain and provides security.
Choosing the Type of Panels
Based on project requirements and client demands Glass Panels are planned and crafted. Clear float glasses used in the panels are available in different thickness, varying from 2 mm to 25 mm in which each variety has a different characteristic. Most architectural glass already has a slight greenish tint from the iron impurities in it. The clearest glass with highest transmission is achieved by reducing the iron. High white glass is usually recommended for specialty applications, like retail displays, showrooms and grand entrances.
Many factors such as visible light transmittance, light reflectivity, sound insulation, ultra violet rays, etc. are considered while choosing the appropriate thickness of the glass. Percentage of visible light that is transmitted through the clear glass is relatively high, about 81% for a single pane, but can be reduced by adding different types of films available to the panel like security films, graphic design films, privacy films, UV films, reflective films and so on. Further varieties like tinted, tempered, reflective, laminated, double glazed glass can also be employed.
To install a Glass panel, chosen glass is mounted into a window sash or door stile, usually made of wood, aluminum or PVC. The glass is then fixed into a rebate in the frame through a number of ways including triangular glazing points, putty, etc. Toughened and laminated glass panels can be installed by bolting directly to a metal frame by bolts passing through drilled holes.
Glass Panel Installation and Cost Estimates
If you are wondering what a Glass Panel installation will cost, especially for the interior fit out works then the following sample scenario with a price guide (of material & labour) will give you an idea –
- Glass Material: Clear tempered glass door with edge polish
- Dimensions: 450 mm x 2700 mm
- Thickness: 8mm @ S$ 220; 12mm @ S$ 260
- Setup and installation cost estimate: S$ 200
- Total cost for 8mm glass with installation would be onwards of S$ 400
- For tempered, laminated glass of 11.52 mm with installation would be inwards of S$ 600
Do note the above are rough estimates the price will vary depending on your actual requirements
Glass Panels play an important roll to ameliorate the overall ambience of commercial or residential premises. Be it frameless partitions, glass with texture/color or glass wall panel with aluminum framing, we supply and install all types of glass panels, customized as per your requirements.