Privacy Glass Options

Privacy Glass Options

What is privacy glass?

Obscure glass, textured glass or sometimes window frosting are all different names for privacy glass. Privacy glass put simply increases your privacy levels.

Possibly the best known supplier of textured glass in the UK is Pilkington’s. And we are proud to offer their range of textured glass.

Whilst films are available that you can stick onto your window to achieve a frosted look. Privacy glass actually has a texture. The surface of the glass has a pattern rolled onto it. This happens during manufacture and before the surface of the glass cools. This creates textured glass. There are several specific patterns or designs that are impressed on the surface. Textured or privacy glass is used for both decorative or obscuration purposes. It is translucent, so still transmits diffused light. But also offers a degree of privacy which depends on the pattern used. Some of the patterns give a greater level of obscurity than others.

It is important to remember that it only obscures the view. It does not totally block people from seeing in, although it does impede their view somewhat. Whilst people will not be able to see a perfect view of your showering, it is still best to use a blind!

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What are the benefits of textured glass?

  • There are five levels of privacy available. They are have grades from 1 (least obscuration) to 5 (most obscuration)
  • There are 21 different textures available. 7 in the replacement range. These designs are established. We keep them in stock so that you can match an existing design. And 14 original patterns in the main range.
  • It is available in both toughened and laminated options for safety and security performance.
  • Double or triple glazed units are easily made using privacy glass.
  • As well as offering a degree of privacy, it makes a decorative, attractive feature itself.

Privacy Glass, Texture Glass or Privacy Glass

What privacy glass designs are available?

You can download a brochure of Pilkington’s Decorative Glass Range here. It includes lots of handy picture examples showing you the level of privacy you can achieve. Pilkington’s also have a useful visualiser available where you can see how the different textures obscure an image. For a free, no-obligation quote for windows, doors or a conservatory in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, you can call us on 01522 512 020. You can also view a full range of privacy glass options in our Lincoln showroom, which is open 7 days a week.

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