A winter garden represents a special architectural element with glass walls and roof and is decorated with various decorative plants Year over year there are more country mansions and cottages with special attention to winter gardens. They can give certain flair to the indoor scene and become a lively garden-like place for cozy pastiming and enjoying the beauty of the nature. Winter gardens of different price can be erected as an individual building or a part of a house, housing different plants of different sizes. It is quite problematic and not worth to build a garden on one’s own, so you can easily use our company’s services and order one. Main reasons why Karvan-Glass: 1. high material quality guarantee; 2. excellent design; 3. short order delivery time.
It is not a secret that the appearance of a house is a sort of a business card for its owner. Embarking on a quest for an architectural solution for the façade of our house or office, we intend to benefit from the uniformity of style, beauty, practicability, and safety A sun breaker or shed is one of key elements of a building decoration which protects the porch or balcony as well as people who like spending time there from the snow, rain and other elements. Insignificant at first glance, but quite important in reality – the element like shed should be not only exquisite and stylish but also strong and safe. And the glass sun breaker from Karvan-Glass is something that satisfies all these requirements. For glass today is a state-of-the-art, stylish and strong material widely used in construction and design. If you want to decorate the building exterior in an unusual style then glass sun breakers are your choice – buy them from our company and satisfy your boldest architectural needs, benefiting from all advantages the state-of-the-art construction technology can provide.
Translucent structures represent a convenient, functional and stylish decoration of various types of buildings and facilities. They look pretty well with business centers, shopping malls, and administrative buildings. They boast a light and elegant appearance but still maintain a serious yet fine exterior. The translucent structures enable to save on artificial lighting as they let in more sunlight. These structures are built using highest quality glass panes, which renders them, even greater advantages, namely noise and heat insulation as well as power saving ability. Translucent structures are about filling both horizontal and vertical planes of a building or facility with glass panes above an aluminum façade. Glass facades from our company represent minimum costs with always-high quality and versatility of designer solutions, which is a decisive factor for most satisfied customers who have already chosen Karvan-Glass.
It has been decades that architectural glass sheets have been utilized as a construction material. Over this time, manufacturers have achieved a significant success in terms of fabrication and finishing technology, bringing the glass properties almost to perfection. Increasingly pronounced in glass industry is the nanotechnology sector, which renders it specific and extraordinary properties in terms of operation and aesthetics, thus opening new bright perspectives for architects and designers. It would be fair to say that it was new safe multilayer glass items that helped discover most significant improvements of properties and capabilities of glass as a construction material. All valuable operation and technical properties of such glass are achieved by using a “sandwich” principle, i.e. by creating a multilayer composite structure with a polymer layer in between. It is still difficult to appreciate the whole significance and implications of this development. Regrettably, many issues of perfecting the technology and equipment that helps create multilayer glass (triplex production equipment) have been outside researchers’ focus of attention, thus hindering the practical development across the entire range of safety glass application. Most new properties are still unknown and require serious theoretical and experimental developments to uncover. Among these: detailed study of formation and development of multilayer glass production technology based on innovative polymer materials with a higher strength compared to existing materials, research of properties and application of hybrid structures based on new composite elements. The combination of fragile glass and plastic materials (for instance: polycarbonate and glass sandwich panels, glass and acryl tile etc.) enables to optimize the functionality of multi-layer shutterproof glass. It is beyond doubt that ongoing researches in this area will boost the improvement of existing and development of new approaches to designing and creating multilayer glass machines for industrial-scale production.
It often happens that people confuse glass panes and vinyl windows. These are not synonyms, however. A glass pane is a part and nearly crucial part of a window structure. This is a translucent structure consisting of two or more glasses that are fixed (glued) together along the outline using spacing bars and sealant compounds. Main functions of a glass pane: natural lighting, thermal and noise insulation. Glass panes are categorized by manufacturing process: standard, where molecular sieve is poured into a metal or vinyl spacer, after which the glued glass sheets are plastered along the edge with silicon, isomelt, polysulfide or polyurethane sealant compound, thus providing the secondary sealing. Warm edge technology-based manufacture This is a new and promising technology. It differs from the standard technology in that instead of several production steps as in the case with glass pane it involves only two (flexible spacer application, pressing), thus greatly saving time and cost. Such glass pane is warmer than that manufactured using a standard technology. As defined in GOST 24866, glass pane are categorized as follows: by number of chambers. A space between each two glass sheets is called a chamber. Glass panes can be single-chamber (two glass sheets), double-chamber (three glass sheets) and so on. by width The glass pane width is the full width considering its glass and air part. Glass panes can be 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 42, 44 etc. mm By glass type: regular energy-efficient glass with low-emission coating (hard or soft, also known as - or I-type) noise-resistant triplex sun-screening tinted or film-coated glass shutterproof glass with a high protection class.
A technology that creates a dim surface and renders it grainy and non-transparent (an operation contrary to polishing). The dimming allows drawing a picture on a glass surface. The dimming is widely used in manufacture of glass and ceramic dishware, decoration elements, imitation jewelry, souvenirs, glass furniture and other glass items. Glass dimming methods can be categorized by five groups: dimming by mechanical treatment; chemical dimming; application of dimmed coating by firing; application of dim paint coats; other dimming methods.
The all-glass enclosing structures of elevator shafts provide the main advantage of perceptible fragility and exquisiteness combined with guaranteed reliability and long life. The panoramic glazing of elevator shafts with architectural shutterproof glass (which is more commonly referred to as a panoramic elevator) has an advantage to conventional enclosed shafts. The main type of elevator shaft glazing Karvan-Glass apply is point glazing: glass is attached to the bearing structure made of stainless or construction steel using point fittings specially designed to compensate for dynamic loads that occur during operation of an elevator. In doing so, the maximum transparency is achieved. The versatility of elevator shaft designs using architectural safety steel is virtually unmatched among other materials. It ranges from full transparency which gives a panoramic view to passengers in an elevator through to modern photoprints on glass capable of embodying any designer’s concept. For instance, hidden glass fittings enable to create a solid structure that shares concept with the decorative glazing of walls.
Glass doors are the integral part of architecture today. This is a fantastic choice for any kind of premises, from business centers through to apartments. One may think glass is not a strong material, but it is a misconception. Tempered glass manufacturers have long been offering the product that easily provides a good heat and noise insulation and boasts an outstanding strength and long life. Broad product range The broadest selection of glass doors, fittings and door cases enables to pick a door for any indoor scene. Quality High quality glass from world’s top manufacturers. Simplicity Leaf made of environmentally friendly and easily maintainable material. Safety Safety in use – tempered glass is very strong and does not form sharp splinters if broken. Long life Always the same appearance throughout the life.
Glass arbors, just like arbors made of more conventional materials, are a fine choice for their key function, which is providing comfort in a garden or a park. Among advantages of a glass arbor: the glass structure can be opening type, so your can rest in an open arbor and enjoy fresh air and flower scent while the weather is good, but hide behind the glass if it aggravates; you can enjoy watching the environment through the translucent façade without perceiving the thin boundary in between; the arbor glazing is a great protection from the weather and wind without impairing the feeling of ‘being in the wilds’; the laced and transparent structure of an even big arbor will not create a visual impression of obstructed space in your garden. What are the design features of glass arbors? The most widespread type of arbor glazing in modern construction is either shutterproof glass of different thickness or safety glass. This material has a number of undisputable advantages: high strength which enables to withstand big wind loads and humming blows; safety in operation which guarantees no cuts in case the glass is broken after all; long life.
Glass partitions represent a very good designer solution. They visually extend the room space and improve movement of light. Fully transparent all-glass partitions and doors can be used in office, production and trading premises as well as for facade shopwindow glazing. Furthermore, translucent structures can represent different models: various degrees of mattness and tint, decorated with fretwork and logos. Stained-glass windows are most popular of them. Glass partitions are fabricated of up to 20 mm thick shutterproof tempered glass, which improves the light flux up to 85%. Glass Partitions Provide The Following Advantages The all-glass partitions represent an advantage in that they do not visually cumber the rooms or obstruct the light flux. The all-glass office partitions and doors are secured to walls and ceiling with special fasteners; this is an advantage compared to frame-type translucent partitions as their installation takes less time and is easier, plus there is no need to use non-transparent fastening elements. A glass partition today is not only a cost effective and convenient but also a lovely item. Such partition will fit just nice into the interior. Office glass partitions installed in premises allow deploying a big number of employees due to the better noise suppression. This helps improve the psychological environment and ensure it benefits the productive teamwork. The thick shutterproof glass keeps warmth inside and creates a cozy atmosphere to each employee’s request. The glass partitions and doors are durable, heat-resistant, require no maintenance and are virtually safe.
Most customers believe glass to be quite a fragile material. More and more customers are nonetheless coming to us, intending to decorate their staircases in such an edgy and virtually zephyrian style. The point is that a glass stairway may look zephyrian and weightless, giving a feeling of suspension over the ground. But in reality glass stairs are quite strong, reliable and durable, just like a regular rock, and are capable of withstanding high loads. In our applications we use high-strength glass that has been subjected at least to thermal treatment or at most glued together into a safety glass (triplex). We can fabricate any or all structural components of stairways and railings from glass: stairways, railings, stairs, hand rails, and bars. Moreover, you can order from Karvan-Glass the self-sustaining glass balcony parapets that will give you maximum observation field from your sunroom or balcony.
An aluminum structure enables to erect one of the most beautiful architectural solutions, a dome light. The light-weight and flexible material enables to create glass roofs of any shape and size: dome-shaped, arched, classical dual-slop etc. The glass roofs are installed on a flat or low-inclined slab. Their favorable location enables them to let in up to 40-50% more light than classical vertical windows. They can be fitted with opening windows for ventilation. These windows will be either mechanically or electrically driven. The primary requirement for dome lights – full air-tightness – is achieved by using special aluminum systems. The structure should also be durable, safe and serviceable. The glass roofs are among most sophisticated transparent structures and they should be erected in conformance with most stringent requirements. Used in glass roofs are two types of glass, tempered outer glass and inner triplex (two glass sheets glued together with resin). The glass roof has long become an important element of construction of state-of-the-art administrative, office and residential buildings. The panoramic glass roof deserves the most attention as it provides maximum light at a minimum cost. Our company offers installable dome lights which represent special structures of glass dome and base attached to the roof.
Karvan-Glass specialists carry out the vitrification of balconies and sunrooms using sliding aluminum and swing vinyl systems. If you plan a balcony vitrification, we suggest to select the profile (aluminum or vinyl), which requires comparing advantages of applied profile systems. Sliding aluminum systems represent the following advantages: practicability and usability; saving internal space; low weight; long life; affordable price. Swing vinyl systems represent the following advantages: high noise insulation; good heat insulation; long life; swing flaps ensure easy maintenance.
Due to its special thermal treatment, tempered glass boasts higher impact strength and freeze-thaw resistance compared to regular glass. All tempered glasses are subject to mandatory edge pre-treatment. If broken, such glass falls apart to small fragments with uncut edges. The glass tempering has the following effects:: impact strength rises 5-10 fold flexing strength rises 2-3 fold operating temperature range increases to -150 to +300°C The tempered glass has quite a broad range of applications: glass panes, multilayer glasses with different properties, all-glass partitions, staircases, stairs, hand rails, car windows etc. The tempered glass can withstand hard blows perpendicular to its plane. Despite its improved properties, however, tempered glass is still a fragile material. It is especially susceptible to end loads, so such glass should be installed with extreme care.