Glazing Options

Here at SDB Aluminium Glazing we only use the best glass, Pilkington Glass. The range of low-e energy-efficient glazing that we offer will suit every type of property, from the more modern home to period or traditional styled home, Pilkington glass is a household name and recognised as the world's leading manufacturer of glass and glazing. Have Christmas dinner inside your conservatory! The clever technology inside Pilkington Activ Sunshade glass will help keep the warmth in during winter while keeping the sunshine glare out during summer. Installing low emissivity (low-e) energy-efficient glass will help reduce your heating bills by up to 20% each year. Several self cleaning glass options are also available.

Pilkington Self-Activ™ cleaning and Solar Control Glass Range

  • Pilkington Activ™ Clear
  • Pilkington Activ™ Blue
  • Pilkington Activ™ Bronze
  • Pilkington Activ™ Sunshade Blue
  • Pilkington Activ™ SunShade Neutral
Glazing Options

Pilkington Activ™ is normal glass with a special coating on the outside that has a unique dual-action. Once exposed to daylight, the coating firstly breaks down any organic dirt deposits and secondly, causes rainwater to ‘sheet’ down the glass to wash the loosened dirt away. The coating has been developed to last as long as the insulating glass unit itself. The coating is permanent and will not need re-applying. The Pilkington Glass technology allows us to combine different products with different features like Thermal Insulation, Safety, Solar Control and Noise Control. Pilkington Activ not only brings you a fantastic low maintenance glass cleaning method but also allows you to combine various products for the ultimate in glass solutions, Combine with low-emissivity glass and argon gas fill, for the ultimate in double glazing.

Pilkington Active Glass Vs Standard

Product Light
Solar Heat
Colour Ug-value
Uncoated double glazing 4mm / 12mm air / 4mm 0.82 22% Clear 2.8 N
25mm polycarbonate 0.68 45% Clear 1.75 N
Pilkington Insulight Activ™ (4mm Pilkington Optitherm™ S1 Plus inner pane 16mm 90% argon filled cavity)
Pilkington Activ SunShade™ Blue 0.27 80% Blue 1.0 Y
Pilkington Activ SunShade™ Neutral 0.42 68% Neutral* 1.0 Y
Pilkington Activ™ Blue 0.50 67% Blue 1.0 Y
Pilkington Activ™ Bronze 0.49 64% Bronze 1.0 Y
Pilkington Activ™ Clear 0.72 N/A Clear 1.0 Y

*Note - Pilkington Activ SunShade™ Neutral has a slightly grey appearance.
Pilkington Activ™ is a durable coating applied to the surface during float glass manufacture.
Pilkington Activ SunShade™ is a combination of the pilkington Activ™ "online" coating on surface 1 with an additional "offline" coating on surface 2, which provides superior solar control.