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Performance and energy efficiency

Understand how glass can influence a building's energy and acoustic performance.

Applications of glass

Whether you need glass for facades, interiors, homes, or specific applications, we have a solution

Which glass is right

See how the right glass can help improve your quality of life and the beauty of your home

Understand glass

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Design with glass

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Vibrant blue glass enhances the design of the building

Damac Towers by Paramount

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Applications of glass

Taking glass to new heights

Choosing the right glass for a building can improve its appearance and performance while helping to reduce energy costs for years to come. Whether you need glass for façades, balustrades, doors, windows, partitions, mirrors or any other building application, Guardian Glass can help you find the right glass for anything you can imagine.

  • Curtain wall

    A curtain wall is a non-structural outer covering of a building. Since it is non-structural, it can be made of lightweight materials, helping thereby to reduce construction costs.

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  • Curved facades

    Curved glass, also referred to as bent glass, is glass that has been heated past its softening point and formed into a curved shape, either by annealed gravity bending, or by heat-treated (tempered or heat-strengthened) bending. In case of gravity bending, the softened glass is placed over or into a mould and cooled down slowly after the required shape is achieved.

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  • Spandrels

    Spandrel glass is the opaque glass that conceals structural building components such as columns, floors, HVAC systems, vents, electrical wiring and plumbing, preventing these from being visible from the exterior of the building. Curtain wall and structurally glazed designs often require the use of spandrel glass to achieve an architect’s vision of the finished project.

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  • Roofs and skylights

    Roof glazing can safely be used throughout a building roof, reducing the need for artificial lighting, providing a natural source of daylight while still addressing solar and thermal insulation needs. By introducing natural daylight through the core of a building, glass roofs create bright, inviting interiors.

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  • Balustrades

    Glass can be safely used for balustrades, railings and barriers in a building, bringing natural light into open spaces. Glass balustrades allow light to pass through, reducing the need for artificial lighting and providing a natural source of daylight. Glass balustrades and barriers add a stylish, open plan feel to an office or public building.

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  • Oversize glazing

    Guardian Glass has a long history of manufacturing jumbo coated glass around the world. Our jumbo coaters help glass accomplish everything standard glass does best—on a larger scale. Go jumbo to redefine the possibilities of construction, dissolve the boundaries to connection indoors and out, energize and enlighten interiors with natural light, and impress at first sight with larger than life designs.

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  • Partitions

    Glass can be used for interior applications as partitions or divides throughout a building, bringing natural light into open spaces. Glass partitions reduce the need for artificial lighting, while providing privacy, sound attenuation, decoration and impact resistance. Glass partitions create an “open plan” working space filled with light but also allowing for quiet or semi-private areas.

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  • Showers

    Selecting the right glass for a shower enclosure in your home is critical. While the visual appeal of the shower glass is important, keeping the glass enclosure safe and clean is also key. Guardian Glass offers a variety of beautiful glass options to achieve the shower of your dream.

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  • Splash backs

    A splash of water. Food splatter. Scuffs. These are just a few enemies of clean bathroom and kitchen walls. Glass can be used for splash backs in residential kitchens and bathrooms, providing easy-to-clean surfaces behind ovens, stoves, washbasins and other work surfaces. Available in a variety of colors and options, glass splash backs are an ever-growing design trend that make life easier.

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  • Windows

    Selecting the right glass for windows in your home is important. It’s not just about how your windows look – it’s also about how they perform in terms of solar control, security, sound reduction, thermal insulation and privacy.

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  • Doors

    External doors are one of home’s fundamental requirements, they are the first impression of home, and for an inviting experience, many homeowners choose glass. Exterior and interior doors made of glass add light to homes, but they can also be a source of energy waste.

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  • Museum showcase and displays

    In museums, glass displays are used to protect precious artefacts from damage or distress, while presenting them in the best possible light. But sometimes the glass itself can act as an obstruction to the view. Unwanted glare and reflection prevent visitors from having a crystal-clear view and seeing the object in its original color. 

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  • Smart mirrors

    For the home or for commercial applications, smart mirror technology enables any mirror to become so much more. At home, it can be featured in any room: a mirror turning into a TV, displaying your apps, or even hiding a projection screen.

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  • Storefronts

    In the daylight storefront glass can turn into a mirror; customers can struggle to see the product within storefront displays and visibility deeper inside the store is often impaired. Reflections can fade out colors and the product loses it's impact, whilst the mirror effect creates a barrier between the street and walking into the shop.

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