What is Laminated Glass?
Laminated glass, also referred to as safety glass, consists of two sheets of glass permanently bonded together with an interlayer designed to improve acoustics and impact resistance. Laminated glass can be classified as Grade A Safety glass only when it meets the relevant standards.
VLam™, Vlam™Hush, and ComfortHush™ are all brands of laminated glass. Jason Windows only sources laminated glass brands that comply with Australian Standards and building codes, and meets clients’ specifications.
Benefits & Considerations
The benefits of laminated glass include:
- Laminated glass can help minimise some outside noises. Acoustic-rated laminated glass will further improve performance.
- Safer – if broken, glass fragments remain in the panel bonded to the interlayer rather than breaking into dangerous shards
- Improved security. Laminated glass provides extra resistance to penetration due to its interlayer.
- Provides better protection against UV rays which can fade furnishings and benchtops exposed to direct sunlight through the glass
- Low-E laminated glass can reduce the amount of heat conducted through the glass, compared with annealed glass. Low-E glass further improves thermal efficiency by reducing glare.
- Available in a range of tones and opaque options:
- Neutral * – lightly toned
- Translucent – smooth milky finish
* Neutral is available when specified with Low-E Glass
Laminated glass can be specified with other glass types to further improve performance. For example:
- Low-E laminated glass for improved energy efficiency
- Acoustic laminated glass to further improve noise reduction of low frequency noises
- Toned laminated glass for privacy and reducing heat and glare
The below values are a guide only. Light, solar and UV levels are impacted by the thickness of the glass and the type of glass you choose.
Clear glass is supplied as standard.
- Light reduction 10%
- Solar transmission 10%
- UV transmission 35%
Grey Toned Laminated
Commonly selected for a darker elevation and to reduce the amount of light coming into the home. The grey tone offers good reduction levels of UV light.
- Light reduction 50%
- Solar transmission 50%
- UV transmission 75%
Translucent laminated glass adds the benefit of privacy and is a popular choice for front doors and bathrooms. Can also be paired with a grey tone.
Replacement of Existing Glazing
Are you looking for options to improve the existing glazing in your home?
Jason Windows offers a Remove & Replace service in partnership with local glazing experts. Visit our Remove & Replace page to learn more about this service or organise a free quote.