What is Double Glazing?

It’s quite simple: Two panes of glass are laid in a wood or plastic frame with an air or gas-filled space between them. Although a double glazed window looks and functions no differently than a regular single glazed or single pane one, the key advantage is its insulating ability: The …

Triple Glazing

Triple glazing has been widely used in Scandinavian countries for many years, mainly on account of adverse weather conditions; but has remained a small market within the UK compared to double glazing. With government initiatives driving towards zero carbon homes by 2016, triple glazed windows are becoming a much more …

How to Save Money and Get a Great Deal

One very important reason for replacing your existing windows is to save money. Superior insulation and heat retention properties can dramatically reduce your energy bills. However, you don’t want to spend more up-front than you have to. In this article we will explore ways to save money and get the …

Mind the Gap!

What you need to know about the gap. If you have decided to explore replacing the windows in your home, you will soon discover that not all windows are created equal. Many different factors affect quality, performance, and price. As you might expect, the quality of the glass itself can …

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Double Glazing Spares

Hand opening double glazed window using latch

Most people that make an investment in their home want to ensure that their particular investment lasts as long as possible. That is why we take good care of our leather sofa, make sure we clean the kitchen from time to time and treat our double glazing windows as precious belongings.

Unfortunately, even the most carefully treated appliance or investment can break – accidents will happen even in the best regulated families.

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uPVC Discolouration

Looking thorough uPVC window from the outside

While double glazing your windows might be a great way to save on your energy bills, there is something to be said about having an aesthetically pleasing home as well. That is one of the main reasons that some homeowners are still hesitant to make the switch to uPVC double glazing.

However, it is important to note that most users who do not make the switch to uPVC double glazing because of discolouration concerns are actually basing their fears on a previous product that is no longer relevant to the market today.

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Is Double Glazing a Good Investment?

Benefits of investment in Double Glazing

Any property loses heat and therefore energy through its windows. An investment in double glazing will reduce the heat loss in your home, save energy and keep your home quieter and warmer.

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Building Regulations and Double Glazing

Building inspector with plans

UK building regulations are designed to establish standards that ensure the safety and health of residents.  The regulations apply to new construction as well as changes that are being made to existing construction, and they apply to a variety of home improvement projects, including double glazing.

So, it is important to make sure any changes you want to make to your home comply with the appropriate regulations.

 

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Double Glazing Sales Tactics

Pushy Double Glazing Salesman

The high-pressure sales tactics used by some representatives in the industry have gained quite a lot of negative publicity recently.

While it is true that not all representatives use the same questionable tactics, it only takes a few horror stories to ruin the reputation of them all.

 

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Choosing the Right Double Glazing for your Home

Open double glazed casement window

The average home loses 20 percent of its heat through its windows.  Double glazing helps homeowners minimize heat loss by providing extra insulation.

Instead of using a single pane of glass like traditional windows, double glazing uses two panes of glass that are separated by a space filled with air or inert gas.  The space between the two panes acts as a barrier that keeps the heat in during the winter and the cool air in during the summer, resulting in energy efficient windows that help reduce heating and cooling costs.
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What is Double Glazing?

girl looking at double glazed windows

It’s quite simple: Two panes of glass are laid in a wood or plastic frame with an air or gas-filled space between them.

Although a double glazed window looks and functions no differently than a regular single glazed or single pane one, the key advantage is its insulating ability:

The air or gas between the panes of glass serves as an insulating layer that lets light through but also keeps heat in. By reducing heat loss, energy bills are lowered and a building’s overall energy efficiency is improved.

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Mind the Gap!

A section through a double glazed window showing two panes of glass with gap between them.

What you need to know about the gap.

If you have decided to explore replacing the windows in your home, you will soon discover that not all windows are created equal. Many different factors affect quality, performance, and price.

As you might expect, the quality of the glass itself can make a difference in the effectiveness of a double glazing unit, as can the type of frame holding the unit together. But you may be surprised to learn that the double glazing gap – the pocket of gas between the panes – is the most important element of all.

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How Double Glazing Works

A scientist examines a molecular model

The science behind this type of window is actually quite easy to understand: It depends on the fact that air or gas is a much poorer heat conductor than glass.

The layer of air or inert gas between the two glass panes of a double glazed window does not conduct heat very well, which means that much less heat will escape through a double glazed window in winter than would escape through a single-glazed window.

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Energy Efficient Glass

Picture of house with double glazing next to energy rating chart

Today more than ever, consumers are conscious of the need to conserve energy around the home.

Energy costs are at an all-time high and will continue to increase in the future, making new technologies such as Low-E energy efficient glass more and more attractive to budget-conscious homeowners.

 

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Basics

What is Double Glazing?

girl looking at double glazed windows

It’s quite simple: Two panes of glass are laid in a wood or plastic frame with an air or gas-filled space between them. Although a …

How Double Glazing Works

A scientist examines a molecular model

The science behind this type of window is actually quite easy to understand: It depends on the fact that air or gas is a much …

Aluminium, uPVC or Wooden Double Glazing?

Open wooden double glazed window

Since it’s difficult to attach glass directly to the walls of your home, replacement windows or doors obviously need frames. The three most common choices …

Features

Tilt & Turn Windows

Tilt and Turn Double Glazing

Tilt and turn frames offer an alternative to conventional casement ones. The design originates from Germany, and although they are well known throughout Europe, they …

Mind the Gap!

A section through a double glazed window showing two panes of glass with gap between them.

What you need to know about the gap. If you have decided to explore replacing the windows in your home, you will soon discover that …

Energy Efficient Glass

Picture of house with double glazing next to energy rating chart

Today more than ever, consumers are conscious of the need to conserve energy around the home. Energy costs are at an all-time high and will …

Buying

What is the Average Cost of Double Glazing?

The average cost of Double Glazing

Whether you are installing new windows or having the existing ones on your house replaced, it is useful to get an idea of what the …

How to Save Money and Get a Great Deal

Photo of piggy bank infront of double glazing

One very important reason for replacing your existing windows is to save money. Superior insulation and heat retention properties can dramatically reduce your energy bills. …

Double Glazing Sales Tactics

Pushy Double Glazing Salesman

The high-pressure sales tactics used by some representatives in the industry have gained quite a lot of negative publicity recently. While it is true that …

Legal

Double Glazing for Listed Buildings

Old listed building not suitable for uPVC Double Glazing

Renovating a listed building or a property in a conservation area can prove to be something of a headache. English Heritage maintains a raft of …

Your Legal Rights

Photo of black book with The Law written on it in gold

Choosing to upgrade the windows in your home is big investment and can be scary if you aren’t aware of the systems which are in …

How to Resolve Problems or Disputes

Businessmen arguing about double glazing

If you have a problem or dispute with the company who have installed your new windows, this article will help to detail what courses of …

Repairs

Condensation Inside Double Glazing

Condensation or ‘misting’ inside a double glazed window is a sure sign that the sealed unit has failed

Condensation or ‘misting’ inside a window is a sure sign that the sealed unit has failed. Somewhere, a point in the edge seal of the …

Broken Glass In A Double Glazed Window

Broken Glass

There are various reasons, sometimes a combination of which can cause the glass to crack or break. It is not just down to impact as …