Glass has long been an essential in the building sector due to its extraordinary transparency and usage. The eternal beauty of this material is still being picked by TSL industries, a major producer and supplier of glass in Kenya, to produce innovative designs for modern building construction. We’ll examine why glass is still a shining light in the construction industry as we travel through the history of glass in the building sector.

The history of glass

Glass has a long history, possibly dating back millennia. The usage of naturally occurring glass by early humans for manufacturing weapons has been documented by archaeologists throughout the Stone Age.

As time went, glass became widely used in vessels, including vases, as well as tiles. Glassblowing, which is estimated to have started in the first century in Europe, was used to do this.

Glass is now produced on a large scale and used as a decorative feature in structures as a result of innovation. Roman ruins have cast glass windows that were once there. Europe saw a growth in glass production, and by the 17th century, stained-glass windows in churches were frequently made of colored glass. The idea of glass architecture eventually emerged when glass was used as a structural component.

Why choose glass in construction today?

  • Easy to clean and maintain: Glass has a shiny, smooth texture that makes cleaning it effective.
  • Eco-friendly: Glass is completely recyclable and does not lose aesthetic value while recycling. As a result, it can be recycled more often without affecting the glass’s quality or clarity.
  • Transparency: Glass is a particular, transparent product that allows light to pass through, especially natural light. This enhances attractive lighting in walled glass spaces. By eliminating the need for artificial light during specific times of the day, it has benefits that go beyond aesthetics and lowers electricity costs.
  • Waterproof: Long-term exposure to water does not cause glass to be significantly damaged.

Our wide range of glass products

  • Laminated glass: Layers of regular glass are adhered together to form laminated glass by a flexible, transparent polymer. Basically, it is a sandwich of two or more pieces of glass. If the glass breaks, the polymer in between the two sheets keeps the pieces from flying out in a harmful manner. This kind of glass is frequently employed in automotive windshields as a safety measure, but it is also utilized in building for windows, particularly skylights.
  • Tinted glass: It is simply colored glass. Tinted glass is created by adding specific ions to the regular glass mix, depending on the desired shade. The credibility of the glass is typically unaffected by color.
  • Toughened glass: This is glass that has been heated and quickly cooled to compress the outer surface is known as toughened glass or tempered glass. Tempered glass breaks into far smaller, safer fragments than shards when it does. Because of its better impact and heat resistance, tempered glass is widely used in the building sector for glass doors, shower doors, countertops, and windows.
  • Flat glass or sheets: In order to achieve a flat finish, sheet glass is made by drawing molten glass through rollers. A cheap, undistorted glass is the end result.

Choose TSL industries for your glass needs

Consider the long history and lasting benefits of glass in architecture when you start your next construction project. At TSL industries, we’re passionate about offering excellent glass solutions that satisfy modern construction needs while paying attention to glass’s enduring tradition in the building sector.

Our dedication to creativity, sustainability, and client pleasure distinguishes us as a reliable partner in bringing architectural ideals to life. Find out more about the enduring brilliance of this wonderful material in contemporary construction when you choose TSL industries for your glass needs.