Viridian  introduces a new range of window glazing that addresses typical privacy concerns in homes without blocking access to natural light.

Windows or raised open spaces of houses can provide a direct line of sight into the home or private open space of an adjoining neighbour. One of the biggest challenges in home design is to balance the homeowner’s need for privacy with their desire for access to natural light for spacious and fresh looking living areas.

Viridian, the glass manufacturing business of CSR Limited has addressed these concerns with the introduction of Viridian ComfortPlus Translucent glass that allows natural light to enter a building and provides privacy at the same time.

An addition to the successful Viridian ComfortPlus energy efficient range of single glazed low E products, Viridian ComfortPlus Translucent also offers enhanced energy efficiency performance when compared to ordinary glass.

Made by bonding two sheets of glass together with a translucent interlayer to make a Grade A safety glass, Viridian ComfortPlus also has a microscopically thin, yet durable low E coating that helps to control the flow of heat into and out of windows to make a home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

Unlike traditional etched frosted glass it is less prone to finger printing because the translucent interlayer is sandwiched between the two pieces of glass. Being a laminated glass, ComfortPlus Translucent blocks 99% of damaging UV light and is designed to hold the glass together upon impact.

Viridian ComfortPlus Translucent meets the requirements of energy efficiency regulations of the Building Code of Australia as sought by architects and builders.  

Gary Wright, owner of Right Homes, 2010 winners of the HIA WA GreenSmart Home of the Year and HIA National GreenSmart Project Home of the Year, welcomes the introduction of Viridian ComfortPlus Translucent glass.

He explains that visual privacy is a key design requirement in many parts of the home, particularly in living areas, adding that Viridian ComfortPlus Translucent is an excellent choice as it meets their need for a translucent glass while complementing their energy efficient focus.

He is sure that the new product will be received extremely well by customers who value their privacy, but don’t want to compromise the energy efficiency performance of their home.

Viridian Residential Marketing Manager Justin Jays concludes that the addition of Viridian ComfortPlus Translucent to their range provides an excellent choice to naturally light a home, while not having to compromise privacy or energy efficiency.