Pilkington Glass


Joinery For All Seasons proudly uses Pilkington glass for our projects. Pilkington Activ is the world’s original self-cleaning glass and has been specifically designed for conservatories and orangeries. It has been used extensively in the UK for more than ten years and is now available with a range of solar control options.


The Pilkington Activ self-cleaning and solar control glass range includes:

  • Pilkington Activ Clear
  • Pilkington Activ Blue
  • Pilkington Activ Bronze
  • Pilkington Activ SunShade Blue
  • Pilkington Activ ActiveSunShade Neutral

After years of research and development, Pilkington introduced Pilkington Activ, a range of glass products combining both solar control and self-cleaning abilities, making them a desirable option among available glass solutions.

Pilkington Activ has a one-of-a-kind dual action that keeps glass free of organic dirt, giving you not only the practical advantage of reduced cleaning but also cleaner, better-looking windows.

How Does the Dual Action Coating Work?

About 5-7 days after installation, the special coating will be activated by ultraviolet (UV) light, triggering its self-cleaning property:

1.)    Breaking down organic dirt: The coating reacts with UV rays to break down organic dirt, such as tree sap, bird droppings or pollen.

2.)    Washing dirt away: When rainwater comes in contact with the glass, it washes away the loosened dirt. With Pilkington Activ glass, the water dries up more quickly, and there is a reduction in unsightly marks or streaks.


Pilkington Activ can be used for:

  • Windows and doors
  • Conservatories and orangeries
  • Replacement conservatory roofs



The dual action coating reduces the need for cleaning exterior glazing, using rain and daylight to break down and wash away organic dirt.

Solar Control

With Pilkington Activ, solar heat gain is reduced, and more natural light is allowed to pass through, providing a pleasant environment for conservatories and orangeries.

Thermal Insulation

With enhanced thermal insulation, conservatories and orangeries become more energy-efficient, while enjoying the benefits of glass and passive solar gain.


There is a broad range of decorative options available to provide style, as well as privacy with maximum light.

Noise Control

The noise inside a building is lowered to acceptable levels without sacrificing daylight.

Due to its clear benefits, Joinery For All Seasons uses the Pilkington Activ range for our projects. Learn more about our conservatories and orangeries, and how we can turn your vision into a reality.

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