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!