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Tom Pudding Way

East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 8GA
Steven Scrivens
Tel +44 (0)1405 726881 Overview
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Guardian Glass UK Ltd


Guardian is a diverse global manufacturing company with leading positions in many markets. They were established in 1932 and now employ over 19000 people worldwide and are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of float glass operating twenty-eight float glass lines worldwide, including the UK. Guardian believe in innovation and are at the forefront of modern glass technologies developing a new generation of energy saving glasses from ClimaGuard® and advanced solar control from the SunGuard® ranges; they have a diverse range of clear, coloured or acoustic laminated safety glasses. With Guardian the possibilities for float glass continually grow to suit the demanding design needs of tomorrow.

CPD Material (4)

Factory Visit
Half Day Glass Works Tour and Seminar: The Production, Technical Aspects and Use of Glass in Architecture
This tour offers architects a chance to visit a leading manufacturing facility of float and value-added glass products, which are used for a wide range of construction projects.

This factory visit covers:
- Understanding of the history of float glass and why today's method is the most efficient means of manufacturing
- Annealing process and why the correct tensile stresses in the glass are so important
- Quality checiking for optimum visual and material quality
- The bespoke transportation system used by the glass industry and the sizes available
- Laminated Glass and the way that it is manufactured
- Benefits of laminated glass
- Building regulations - compliance with document N & K

The tour lasts one half day and takes place in the the UK division based in East Riding, Yorkshire.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Factory Visit
Glass as a Design Material
This seminar looks at:

- Glass as a material
- Types of flat glass
- Coated glass
- Laminated glass
- Technical aspects of glass
- Sound control
- Application and performance
- European standards
- Safety and security
- Energy saving
- Exterior applications
- Performance values
- Aesthetic appearance
- Glass and colour
- Decorative glass
- Interior applications
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Coated Glass and Energy Balance in Building
What is coated glass?
- Methods of production
- Why coated glass?
- Applications and performance
- Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) configurations
- Reducing CO2 through glass specification
- Performance glass and high selectivity
- Passivhaus and ultra low U value windows
- Building regulations and glass performance
- Coated glass and energy balance
- Environmental and sustainable credentials
- Projects and aesthetic appearance
- BREEAM and glass specification
- Using glass to achieve BREEAM credits
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Building Regulation Document L and Energy Efficient Glass
Building regulation document L and glass
- Part L's influence on glass specification
- Technical glass performance explained
- U value and G value - relevance to part L
- Glazing and the future
- Specifying glass and reducing CO2
Material type: Seminar


Guardian Glass UK Ltd has CPD Materials in the following areas: -

Subject/Product Areas (CI/SfB)
RIBA Core Curriculum areas