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Tom Pudding Way

East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 8GA
Richard Mayall
Tel +44 (0)800 032 6322 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 19,000 people worldwide and are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of float glass operating twenty-seven 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 (2)

Glass as a Design Material and Regulations Impacts on Specification
This seminar looks at the correct specification of glass. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Glass as a material and the types of glass available
- Technical aspects of glass and how glass is produced
- Applications and performance of different types of glass
- The influence of Building Regulations Part L on Specification
- U values and G values
- Advanced coated glass
- Glass as a design material, what it could do and where and when to specify glass
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
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


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

RIBA Core Curriculum areas