HansenGlass – working with architects and specifiers
HansenGlass processors frequently develop a strong working relationship with architects and specifiers. Regular meetings and briefings ensure that architects are kept up-to-date with the latest technical, conformity and sustainability information – with a particular focus on just what can realistically be achieved with architectural glazing.
After all, if a specifier has a comprehensive knowledge of all pertinent technical issues, building design can proceed with confidence and the reassurance that all practical necessities are accounted for. This in turn leaves the architect to concentrate further on aesthetic considerations, freeing up the design process.
Product performance, sound reduction, light comfort, coloured glazing options, safety, fixings and fitting, tolerances, conformity and of course appearance potential are amongst the issues that can be addressed before the design brief is taken to the next stage.
ThermoSpan structural glazing offers architects and specifiers opportunities for creating original designs in glass in any plane from vertical through to horizontal.
Unique mechanical fixings create clean and uninterrupted glass structures without any external framing. ThermoSpan Double Skin allows the complete structure to be designed with insulating glass units to meet the latest legislative requirements. ThermoSpan Laminated adds a further dimension in terms of safety, particularly where the glass is used in roof structures, canopies and atria.
ThermoSpan structures are normally constructed from FortPlus and Fort heat soaked toughened glass. They can be used in conjunction with the Tempo and ColourLine door range to provide a complete glass entrance façade.
ThermoCool insulating glass units are high performance, hermetically silicone sealed multiple glazing units, which can fulfil the many requirements placed upon modern glazing. ThermoCool incorporates a dual seal and an aluminium, steel, or warm edge spacer, in a variety of colours and widths and with the option of gas filling.
The seal system can withstand a wide temperature range and is resistant to UV light. The units can therefore be used with confidence for spandrel panels, structural sealant glazing and roof glazing in addition to conventional glazing.
Units can be supplied with Ceramalite enamelled glass or opacified glass and may be specified with insulation, made either of foil backed foam or of foam or mineral wool in an aluminium or steel tray.