Glass for all applications

At Westview Glass, we have a number of glass types for you to choose from. To view the options available to you, please click on the headers below

Obscure Glass

Cathedral Obscured Glass

Satin Light Obscured Glass

Spotswood Obscured Glass

Translucent

Spotswood Obscured Glass

Toughened Glass

Toughened is made from annealed glass via a thermal tempering process. Toughened glass is a type of A grade safety glass and when processed by controlled thermal treatments it increases the strength compared with normal float glass. Furnace capabilities: Minimum 300mm x 150mm Maximum 3600mm x 2100mm depending on glass thickness

Toughened Glass - Shattered

Toughened Glass - Pieces

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. The interlayer keeps the glass bonded even when broken, and its high strength prevents the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces.

Laminated Glass - Shattered

Laminated Glass - Shattered

Clear Laminated

 5.38mm Clear
6.38mm Clear
8.38mm Clear
10.38mm Clear
12.38mm Clear

Tinted/Translucent Laminated

 6.38mm Grey
10.38mm Grey
6.38mm Translucent
10.38mm Clear

Float Glass

Float glass is a sheet of glass made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten metal, typically tin, although lead and various low melting point alloys were used in the past.

Float Glass

Low Iron Float Glass

Patterned Float Glass

Clear Float

 2mm Clear
2mm Non Reflective
3mm Clear
4mm Clear
5mm Clear
6mm Clear
8mm Clear
10mm Clear
12mm Clear
15mm Clear

Tinted Float

4mm Bronze
5mm Bronze
6mm Bronze
10mm Bronze
4mm Grey
5mm Grey
6mm Grey
10mm Grey

Low Iron Float

6mm Low Iron
10mm Low Iron
12mm Low Iron

Satin Etch Float

3mm Satin Etch
4mm Satin Etch
5mm Satin Etch
6mm Satin Etch
10mm Satin Etch
12mm Satin Etch

Patterned Float

5mm Satinline
6mm Satinline
5mm Spotswood
6mm Spotswood
5mm Cathedral
6mm Desert Sand
5mm Seadrift

Low E Glass (Energy Efficient)

Low-e glass stands for low emissivity glass. This glass varies from normal clear glass in that one side of the glass has a special metal coating, technically known as a low emissitivity, or Low E. coating.

Low-E glass is a type of insulating glass, which increases the energy efficiency of windows by reducing the transfer of heat or cold through glass. That means in the winter your house stays warmer, and in the summer it stays cooler.

There are two types of Low-E (low emissivity) glass available – Pyrolytic (hard coat) is our Sunergy product and is considered to be a medium performer, and sputtered (vacuum deposition or soft coat) is considered to be the highest performer.

As energy saving will become more and more important in our daily lives, implementing low-e glass in our houses will soon be a standard we all have to comply to.

Low-e glass, how does it work?

Float Glass

Winter Time

The sun’s energy is “SHORT WAVE RADIATION” which passes through the window and is absorbed by carpet, furniture, etc. The energy is then transformed into long wave radiation. The long wave radiation wants to flow from warm to cool. Naturally, it will try to escape from the glass. At night the heat produced from radiators, wood stoves, etc., will also want to escape out through the glazing. The Low-E coating prevents this when the radiant room-side heat is reflected back into the building. This results in a lower winter U-value. For winter comfort, the higher the indoor glass temperature, the better the product is for comfort.

Summer Time

The Low-E coating manages the sun’s heat in the summer by reducing the amount of heat transferred through the window in the summer. The Low-E coating filters the sun’s short-wave radiation, which cuts down on the amount of solar heat gain into your building. For summer comfort, the lower the indoor glass temperature, the better the product is for comfort.

More on the two types of Low-e glass

Hard Coat Low E

Hard coat Low E, or pyrolytic coating, is a coating applied at high temperatures and is sprayed onto the glass surface during the float glass process. (HARD COAT)

Advantages
  • The advantage is that the coating is relatively durable, which allows for ease of handling and tempering.
  • Can be tempered after coating application.
  • Can be used in single glazing applications.
  • Utilizes passive solar heat gain.
Disadvantages
  • Higher U-values compared to soft coat Low-E products
  • Slightly higher haze levels.
  • Higher solar heat gain coefficient compared to soft coat Low-E products.
  • Hard coat glass also has the possibility of a slight haze, which can be visible under certain angles.

Soft Coat Low E

Soft coat Low E, or sputter coating, is applied in multiple layers of optically transparent silver sandwiched between layers of metal oxide in a vacuum chamber. This process provides the highest level of performance and a nearly invisible coating.

Advantages
  • High visible light transmission.
  • Ultra-low emissivities giving optimum winter U-values.
  • Up to 70% less UV transmission compared with standard clear glazing.
  • Optical clarity – minimal color haze.
Disadvantages
  • High visible light transmission.
  • Ultra-low emissivities giving optimum winter U-values.
  • Up to 70% less UV transmission compared with standard clear glazing.
  • Optical clarity – minimal color haze.