Pilkington Spacia ™ vacuum insulated glass: features and benefits

As approved suppliers of the world-renowned brand, Pilkington Spacia , we know a thing or two about its features, benefits and applications. In this everything-you-need-to-know article, we’ll be investigating exactly why Pilkington Spacia is first choice for vacuum insulated glass – and why it is perfect for sash windows in conservation areas.

The benefits of ultra-slim double glazing

Slim in appearance

The vacuum gives excellent thermal performance with a gap of only 0.2mm. Whereas typical double glazing is 24mm, Pilkington Spacia  has a total thickness of 6.5mm. This ultra-thin appearance ensures that the original beauty of the property is preserved.

Thermal insulation

The unit consists of an inner and outer pane with a vacuum in between, rather than the traditional air or gas you would typically see. This innovative technology results in an excellent thermal performance. The thermal performance of these ground-breaking window panes are better than that of traditional low-e double glazing and is four times better than single glazing.

Excellent acoustic performance

The vacuum is great for keeping out unwanted noise from neighbours and busy roads – a common issue with sash windows in period buildings.

ultra slim double glazing diagram

Slim double glazing for listed buildings

 Retaining the character and beauty of a period property is not only important to its owner, it is a priority for the government and English Heritage. Due to its ultra-slim  appearance, Pilkington Spacia glass can usually be retro-glazed into the original frames.

Importantly, Pilkington Spacia meets the requirements for historic buildings and is perfect for properties in conservation areas. Used in Japan for over 10 years, Pilkington Spacia  and is already market-leading in quality and performance. For more information contact Grosvenor Restoration