Architectural glass and glazing over recent years has seen a huge growth in popularity among homeowners and developers.

Whether you are thinking of an external glass extension or several internal glass doors for your property, why should you be thinking of using glass over alternative building materials?

Here at Glasstec Systems, we wanted to highlight some important trends in glass and glazing, and explore why these cutting edge new internal and external features are proving to be so popular both in residential homes and commercial properties.

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The benefits of architectural glass

Specialist bespoke architectural glass can be both aesthetically pleasing and extremely functional.

Over the last decade, we have seen a shift to larger, more expansive glass structures. Aesthetically, glass provides a sense of elegance and style to a property. It’s a versatile material that can enhance masonry, wood and other building materials.

Recent glazing trends are beginning to include the subtle use of glass with minimal frames. This ‘all-glass’ look not only provides an elegant architectural feature, but also provides greater views. Also, the room becomes brighter and more attractive because with fewer obstructions comes more light.

As regards functionality, glass is extremely durable and brings many benefits. Glass can transmit, absorb and refract more natural light than any other material. As a result, it can be totally transparent or translucent for added privacy.

Moreover, glass can transmit over 80% of daylight in all directions. With the rise of daylighting in properties and the added benefits of natural daylight, this is a crucial factor that benefits the occupants of properties featuring additional architectural glazing elements.

Why should I use glass in my home?

These days, we are talking with more and more homeowners on a daily basis. The current pandemic has brought about many changing social trends. A lot of us are spending a lot more time working from home. So, it is more important than ever to create the right environment for you and your family.

Studies show that many of us spend as much as 90% of our days indoors. As human beings, we are naturally inclined to want be close to nature and to enjoy natural elements. When we don’t get to connect with nature enough, our mental health suffers.

By using glass more in our homes, it means that more natural light can enter our homes. Since mid-2020, glass extensions have sky-rocketed in popularity. People are drawn to the fact that they let much more light in compared to masonry or uPVC extensions, which in turns will benefit your family’s health and wellbeing.

The inclusion of more natural light into your home reduces stress and anxiety. The resulting increased levels of vitamin D boost your mood and helps to increase focus which, let’s face it, will benefit all of the parents out there who are home schooling! All that, and we haven’t even begun to discuss how this natural lighting can also increase the value of your home!

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Are glass doors suitable in my home?

Internal glass doors are becoming a very popular feature in many well designed homes. Gone of the days when chunky glass doors were more suitable for the office or retail environment. Frameless glass doors give interiors a sense of elegance, while letting more natural light flow through your home.

As specialist fitters at Glasstec Systems, we are seeing a growth in demand for the installation of the Lunax range of ‘all-glass’ frameless fire rated doors. These certified, fully tested fire doors are being installed in more and more homes nowadays. They provide contemporary styling as they are frameless, and also provide excellent fire resistance qualities for your complete peace of mind.

These doors are fixed by four discreet clamps, providing a sleek and minimalist interior glass door. Simply perfect for the modern home.

For professionals – how do I specify your glass products on my project?

We work closely with contractors, architects, interior designers and other construction professionals.

Glasstec Systems is a long-established family run business where service is at the heart of everything we do. Whether you have an initial design concept or not, we can help you realise your glass project from concept to completion.

Our team can assist in the design and will ensure your glass project complies with all necessary UK Building Regulations. If you are specifying the Lunax frameless fire rated glass doors with us we will ensure they fully meet the requirements of E, EW and EI in fire-resistant glass as set out by the UK Building Regulations Approved Document B.

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For home owners – we are your one-stop-shop for your glass project

To help you with your glazing project, we are your one-stop-shop supplier. We can inspire you with the latest and best designs for your property.

You will then get a design from us and once you approve it, our dedicated and friendly installations team will take care of the rest. They are sensitive to your requirements and will work around you where possible in your home, with no mess and no fuss, always leaving the place tidier than when we arrived.

What next?

If you are considering a glass extension or internal glazed doors or partitions for your home, contact our friendly team and we will be glad to help with all the design and fitting requirements to ensure the installation is completed to your exact specification.

If you are a trade professional and wanting to specify glass in your residential or commercial project, talk to our knowledgeable team who will guide you through the entire process.

Contact us on 020 8500 2818, or email us at We look forward to being of assistance to you in the near future.

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