Construction is a very technical job. It is not like kids building a fort which requires just a couple of linen sheets and something to hang them with. The materials that are used in construction vary from phase to phase. Compressed earth blocks, concrete and mud are used in the foundations. The structure is built with cement. The walls are made of wood. Carpentry is done with wood and synthetic material and so on. Many glass and glass like materials are also used in construction. The usage of glass varies with the use that it is put to. Each type of glass has its own advantages and disadvantages. The characteristics of glass also vary. Let’s see the most common uses of glass types in construction.
Modern architecture is greatly influenced by glass. They are used in windows, glass doors, roof lights, and in the atrium of buildings. The main use of glass is however in creation of facades and windows. Glass keeps the place airy, ventilated, open-looking and lightened. Nowadays glass is manufactured to be light, comfortable, stylish and at the same time sustainable, secure and safe. There is an ability to control heat, light and sound in modern glass so this makes it convenient for architects to design buildings that make use of glass. It also creates minimum impact on the environment. Besides, glass is put to use in interior designing.
Sometimes, homes are built completely out of glass. Materials such as polycarbonate, wood and brick are used to a minimal extent. This not only makes natural light enter the home, but also makes it more comfortable and pleasant. The high tech glass material is also safe and secure. Glass is also used in construction of huge buildings. The structure is not made of glass, rather glass walls ensure that maximum light enters the building and electricity can be saved. This helps organizations conserve energy. Color and movement can be added to rooms with the help of high strength glass. The materials that are made have functionality and sometimes they have structural roles. Below are a few examples of how glass is used in construction and in interior design.
Glass is used in the making of custom mirrors. Mirrors don’t only reflect an image, rather they transform the room into a new thing. Types of mirrors that are added in bathrooms are vanity mirrors, wall to wall mirrors or framed mirrors above the sink. Glass is also used to create shower areas and fixtures and fittings. Sometimes, geometric mirrors are pasted on walls to create an arrangement that would both reflect images and make the place look beautiful.
Framed mirrors are also added in bedrooms and inside closets to take a look when people have dressed up. Mirrors have the tendency to make a room look spacious. Glass is also used to create partitions in the room. In offices, these partitions serve to create small cubicles for the staff. High quality glass is used to create stairs in homes.