Glass Cladding

Glass cladding can be used for interior and exterior applications.

In construction, cladding is used to provide thermal insulation and a degree of weather resistance to improve the appearance of buildings.

Nowadays, glass claddings work is preferably adopted in building construction, as it meets various functional requirements of the building such as lighting, heat retention, etc. with visual effects construction.

Characteristics of glass cladding:

  • It is completely safe.
  • Also, they are aesthetic and recycled.
  • It is an energy saver and saves time according to the construction aspect.
  • There are no flaws in plaster and paint.
  • It has attractive colours.

Types of glass cladding:

Tempered Safety Glass:

These are plain or colored tempered safety glass, commonly used for claddings.

On this type, glass is easy to clean and maintain, the tempered glass used for claddings provides resistance to pressure, temperature variation and impact load.


Vitrified Glass:

This type of glass cladding is more stable and is available in a wider range of colours, varieties, shades and range.

Vitrified glass has abrasion resistance, enhanced solar control performance; spandrel panels are included and virtually any pattern can be screen-printed.

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Advantages of glass cladding:

1. The use of glass in construction work adds beauty to the building.

2. Its use complements the architectural scene for exterior decoration and beauty.

 3. The use of glass in the interior of the building saves space inside the building.

4. Glass cladding in the building meets the functional requirement of lighting, heat retention and energy saving.

5. Glass is an excellent material for thermal insulation, waterproofing and energy conservation.

6. Glass is a bad conductor of heat, so it saves energy in the air conditioning of the building.

7. The use of glass claddings reveals a feeling of openness and harmony.

8. Transparent glass can cause damage due to the use of glass in transparent ladders, colored shelves, ceilings etc.

Disadvantages of glass cladding:

1. It is very expensive and can increase the budget cost of construction work.

2. The use of glass also increases the cost of protection.

3. Maintenance costs may be higher than its use in hilly areas and deserts.

4. It is also vulnerable to earthquake proven area.

Also, read 1. Wall Cladding 2. Glass Block 3. Scaffolding 4. False Ceiling

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is glazing and cladding?

Glazing is used to control air, wind and rain leaks and maintenance costs and cladding are used to provide thermal insulation and a degree of weather resistance and improve the appearance of buildings.

What is the difference between cladding and curtain walling?

The curtain wall is a grid of mullins (usually aluminum) with inserted panels (usually glass). The cladding covers an exterior wall that is attached to wall framing, sheathing, or purpose-framing.

What is cladding used for?

Cladding is the application of one material over another to provide a skin or layer.

What is glass curtain wall?

A curtain wall is defined as a thin, usually aluminum-framed wall with glass, metal panels, or thin stone files.


Glass cladding can be used for interior and exterior applications.

Decorative or stained glass provides a practical and cost-effective alternative to claddings, tiling, painting, and other forms of decoration.


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