- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
- Specialist wikis
Last edited 07 Apr 2021
Stained Glass Windows: Managing Environmental Deterioration, published by Historic England in 2020, suggests that frit or fritting can refer to:
- ‘In glass painting, a paste of metal-oxide pigments and granules of finely ground glass, fired onto white glass to produce coloured glass. The result is more durable than back enamelling.
- In glass making, the partial fusing of granular raw material as a first stage in the production of glass: crushed silica, fluxes and colourants are combined and heated to temperatures too low for full vitrification, but high enough to remove gases and impurities. This is then cooled, ground and re-melted to make glass.
- In modern solar glass, ceramic paint screen-printed onto modern float glass and then heated to produce a durable light-diffusing coating.’
Archaeological Evidence for Glassworking, Guidelines for Recovering, Analysing and Interpreting Evidence, published by Historic England in 2018, defines fritting as: ‘The process of roasting the glass batch prior to melting.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Recognising past and present role models for the future.
So why not write something?
LETI publishes guidance for energy efficient home retrofits.
Predictions about adequate post-pandemic IAQ in non-domestic buildings.
Government publishes plans to 'build back greener'.
The contentious nature of claims associated with cladding, fire safety and EWS1 forms.
ECA comments on low-carbon heating systems initiative and Heat and Buildings Strategy.
Cinders and other forms of domestic rubbish created filth but also generated great wealth.
CIC 2050 Group requests input to find out priorities for future industry leaders.