Enhancing Wellness in the Home with Pilkington Activ™
It’s the dream for any homeowner – finding a spacious airy property with plenty of natural light.
But, as well as looking good, there is an increasing amount of medical research pointing to the health benefits of letting light into your life.
In northern Europe especially – with its long, dark winters – it’s important to make the most of any natural light. When we’re outside, we soak up Vitamin D that’s essential for our immune systems, bone density and good mental health, and even just seeing sunlight can boost your serotonin levels which can instantly improve your mood.
Choosing the right glazing is a vital starting point. It’s an important part of creating a home that works for the people that live in it and for creating an environment that boosts wellbeing.
As global glazing specialists, Pilkington United Kingdom Limited is dedicated to creating the types of innovative glazing products that help householders access and enjoy the benefits of maximising natural light.
Pilkington Activ™ offers a unique combination of solar control and self-cleaning properties which means it can be used in a wide range of settings, including skylights, glass box extensions, orangeries, glass roofs and large domestic windows; allowing plenty of light to filter through.
The solar control technology helps to keep temperatures comfortable all year round, and allows glazed areas to become an integral part of the home. Its self-cleaning function makes Pilkington Activ™ a strong choice – especially in harder to reach places such as glass roofs – as the glass will be continually self-cleaning and allowing more light stream to stream in.
For larger expanses of glazing using a product like Pilkington Suncool™ One 60/40 is a good option. That’s because technically speaking it is an off-line coated mid-range solar control glass so it provides excellent solar control and thermal insulation. Also its high light transmittance means that the view is perfect all year round, just like the temperature.
Speaking about the glazing, Pilkington Brand & Marketing Communications Manager, Julia Berkin, said: “Pilkington Activ™ makes it easier than ever for householders to use glazing to boost wellbeing in their homes.
“Versatile and high performing it allows more creativity about how we use glass – opening up more opportunities to channel and bring natural light into our homes.”