Non-residential habitat

To meet the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection, Saint-Gobain offers innovative solutions for offices, hospitals, day-care centres, schools and other service buildings. The building projects carried out under the Multi-Comfort Program demonstrate that it is possible to build or renovate these types of buildings with currently available materials and technologies.

Plasterboard systems

An essential material for the internal finishing of buildings, plasterboard is used for partitions, wall linings, ceilings and floors. Via its various commercial brands, Saint-Gobain provides a wide range of efficient solutions that can be adapted to all types of building projects, new and renovation, tertiary or industrial buildings.

Industrial Mortars

The Industrial Mortars Activity, via the Weber worldwide brand, provides a complete range of solutions:

  • Decoration, protection and insulation on façades of single dwellings and multi-unit residential buildings
  • Fixation and grouting of ceramic tiles and natural stones
  • Flooring
  • Technical mortars
  • Interior walls
  • Masonry
  • Expanded clay lightweight aggregates and blocks

With deep local knowledge of its markets and extensive international experience, each year, Weber develops innovative solutions to improve comfort and productivity on each jobsite.

Abrasives

Norton Clipper® machines and diamond tools deliver extraordinary performance in drilling and cutting all materials on building and construction sites.

In the habitat sector, plumbers, builders, carpenters, tilers, painters and decorators also benefit from Saint-Gobain Abrasives solutions.

Building with glass

Saint-Gobain has contributed to creating some of the world’s most audacious architectural projects.

Saint-Gobain Glass and Glassolutions supply glass with various properties for windows and picture windows, as well as for veranda and conservatory walls, glass roofs, light wells and entrance doors.

At Glassolutions, XXLGLASS in particular specializes in technically complex and large-scale international architectural projects. Its glazing meets the needs of architects and façade specialists seeking innovative and eco-efficient glass solutions. It is also a major advantage for obtaining the rapidly growing environmental certifications (LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, HQE, etc.). 

Solar Gard films have been designed to be applied on both the inside and outside of building glass to protect occupants from the effects of the sun’s heat, glare and UV rays. They are a less costly solution for solar protection than air conditioning or blinds and awnings. Additionally, with its Armorcoat® range, Solar Gard provides security films for windows to protect occupants and property from injury in the event of breakage and to act as a barrier against breaking and entering.

Performance Plastics

The Performance Plastics Activity gathers solutions combining material science, processing technology and design to save energy, provide protection, improve comfort and sustain the environment for a variety of industries.

Lastly, thanks to its ultra-light, fire-proof SHEERFILL® architectural membrane, Saint-Gobain roofs the world’s largest stadiums.

Ceramic Materials

For habitat, Ceramic Materials provides ZirPro zirconia powders used to manufacture pigments for coloring ceramic tiles.

Insulation

Mainly sold under the worldwide ISOVER brand, our mineral wool (glass and stone) or foam (polystyrene and polyurethane) insulation systems are designed for the residential market, both new and renovation.

ISOVER systems also include membranes for wall airtightness and the management of water vapor transfers, as well as specific frames and accessories to ensure optimum installation.

ADFORS high-performance glass fiber

The range of Saint-Gobain Adfors technical fabrics includes Vertex® glass mesh for external thermal insulation composite systems, wall coverings, FibaTape® drywall joint tapes, glass mat for thermal insulation and insect screening. In addition to its aesthetic qualities, Novelio® paintable wall coverings can include properties that help protect our health: Novelio® Clean-Air absorbs and neutralizes volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and Novelio® Mold-X contains an anti-bacterial agent that improves health safety. This wall covering is particularly suitable for patient rooms, rest rooms and unventilated areas in health buildings. 

In addition to protecting us, Adfors also lights up residential building interiors with its Onirys® lighting.