Clearview National June 2015 - Issue 163 - Page 62

glass&sealedunits The Smartest Way »»Clayton Glass is one of the UK’s largest independent insulated glass unit manufacturers, with sales across the group totalling in excess of £20 million. In addition to standard IGUs, the company has pioneered the next generation in conservatory glass through innovation in its SMARTGLASS® brand, which now provides the definitive market-leading levels of performance. SMARTGLASS® is currently sold by some of the biggest and most trusted names in the industry and is engineered to retain heat in the winter months, whilst helping to keep conservatories cooler over the summer. Using only genuine self-clean technology, SMARTGLASS® brings some unique propositions to the UK conservatory market, and as the sector evolves into one for glazed extensions, the latest SMARTGLASS® solutions will provide better performing rooms for consumers’ right across the UK. The market for specialist conservatory roof glass is really only twelve years old, yet the developments in products over the last two years have been significant and the SMARTGLASS® range. SMARTGLASS® Ultra 83 is now the benchmark for all round performance with warm edge technology, a U-value of 1.0 W/m2K, g-value (solar control) of just 17% and combined with a good level of light transmittance at 25%. 62 » JUN 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M The key to choosing high performance roof glass is about ‘selectivity’, in this case by reducing the solar energy able to enter the structure, yet allowing sufficient light transmission to ensure an open and airy feel, the very fundamental proposition of a glazed extension. For the last few years SMARTGLASS® has been quietly building market share and the brand is now widely recognised and respected, boasting customers such as Connaught Conservatory Roofs, Prefix Systems and Tailored Roofing Systems. The once 1.4 W/m2K standard for conservatory roof glass has now been replaced by 1.2 W/m2K, with a recent move towards the 1.0 W/m2K SMARTGLASS® range, all with true self clean and warm edge technology offered as standard. There are impressive glass features available from all the leading European flat glass manufacturers and as a fully independent processor, it’s the role of Clayton Glass as experts, to harness all the best technologies into a single SMARTGLASS® insulated glass unit. Jason McCabe, commercial director of Clayton Glass commented: “SMARTGLASS® Ultra 83 is the result of our research into cutting edge products, thanks to our panEuropean network of partners. It’s credentials are unsurpassed and it’s the flagship in our SMARTGLASS® range which includes SMARTGLASS®, SMARTGLASS® Plus+ and SMARTGLASS® Ultimate.” For further information on SMARTGLASS® log on to www.smart-glass.co.uk, e-mail enquiries@smart-glass.co.uk or call the sales office for a free sample pack on 01207 288200