Early sun

As temperatures have soared in early June, the first consumers with the test installations of Smartglass Dynamic were reportedly astounded with the performance of their glass, which offers excellent G-values in the roofing plane with self-tinting technology.

With temperatures touching 30ºC in many parts of the UK, Haydon Edwards’ lantern roof now provides an acceptable temperature in which to sit during the early afternoon sun. By evening time, the glass reverted back to a clear state as the surface temperature fell.

Each panel reacts independently of one another due to the position of the sun, keeping internal temperatures low and excessive glare to a minimum.

Haydon also said the glass almost helps eliminate nearly all glare from a television and will help preserve the nature of furnishings and fabrics. He’s one of the first consumers in the UK to adopt a dynamic living environment with a test installation and has openly offered for others to see it in action.

Jason McCabe, commercial and site director for Clayton Glass, said: “This lantern roof case study from Mr Edwards is further evidence of the fact that this ground-breaking, self-tinting glass technology works in situ. In time, we fully expect forward-thinking installers to join us in helping to bring to market this dynamic glass revolution, particularly in showroom environments.”