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Different Double Glazing Window Styles
When choosing what type of double glazing you want through ‘Trusted local suppliers’ you may want to look at the styles of double glazing readily available within the industry today.
Is hinged on one side and swings out when you turn a crank. As the double glazing opens fully, it is easy to clean and offers very good ventilation.
Tilt & Turn:
Tilt and turn double glazing can be opened partially for ventilation by tilting inwards from the bottom edge, or open fully from the side to allow for easy cleaning
Choosing the Vertical Slider will give you all the benefits of a modern double glazing with all the charm and character of a traditional vertical sliding double glazing. Excellent thermal properties and weathering performance will conserve heat and save on heating costs. Combine these benefits with the charm and character of a traditional vertical slider and you have the best of both worlds
Mock Sash Tilt & Turn Double Glazing:
The Mock Sash recreates the look of a traditional sliding sash but with all the benefits of a modern PVCu system.
The fully featured bars will recreate the fantastic look of a traditional style double glazing. The bars provide a seamless option for many period style properties.
The Bay Double Glazing:
A bay double glazing design consists of a single central sash and two side sashes. These double glazing are particular popular due to offering light, drama and views to another room within the house.
Energy Efficient Double Glazed Windows
The Energy Saving Trust recommend the installation of quality double glazed double glazing as one of the top ways of saving energy, pointing out that double glazing can reduce heat loss through double glazing by as much as 50%. According to the Energy Saving Trust, this can reduce your heating bill by nearly £100 per year, and can also reduce your CO2 emissions by around 740 kg per year.
Double Glazed Window Frames
When choosing your double glazing through the Aberdeenshire branch of Trusted Local Suppliers it is essential you choose the correct frames for your needs. Trusted local suppliers have therefore compiled a list of existing frames so that you can pick the right frames for your home.
UPVC Double Glazing Frames
uPVC double glazing Frames are highly insulated, which need little or no maintenance. uPVC Frames are well tested and of all double glazing material is least expensive. Generally you will see uPVC Frames in white, but they can be found in Mahogany and Oak colours. uPVC Frames are by far the most popular frames in today’s market.
Aluminium Double Glazing Frames
It is widely known that Aluminium is a poor insulator. Aluminium framed double glazing need to have a thermal break plastic insert which reduces the amount of heat transmitted to the outside of the house from the inside. This reduces the risk of condensation appearing throughout the house on double glazing, walls and ceilings.
Hardwood Double Glazing Frames
Hardwood double glazing are today chosen over normal wood double glazing due to the durability.
Hardwood double glazing are strong and the hardwood used gives the double glazing a polished and a texture and feel not present on other double glazing. Hardwood double glazing are available in a variety of styles including traditional, modern and classical double glazed double glazing.
Pilkington K Glass™
This type of double glazing glass is the leading solution in insulation in home & public building Double Glazing windows, Pilkington K Glass™ is a low emissivity coated double glazing glass which is easily stocked, processed and installed by double glazing window installers throughout the industry. Pilkington K Glass has been in production for more than 15 years making it the trusted solution for meeting energy efficiency Building Regulations essential for when new windows or conservatories are added to a household.
The glass usually forms the inner pane of an insulating glass unit without a double glazing window. The coating is produced in order to reflect heat back into the room whilst also the heats from the sun known as passive solar gain enter the house. The glass helps double glazing windows to achieve high Window Energy Ratings to demonstrate compliance in connection with Building Regulations Part L.
- The Energy trust sees this as a cost efficient energy saving method keeping heat inside the house and allowing heat to enter the house through the double glazing windows.
- Originally designed with conservatories in mind. Keeps the conservatories without heaters comfortable for increased parts of the year over normal double glazing.
- Helps to achieve high double glazing Window Energy Ratings.
- Also has the ability to have laminate added in order to increase security. It is estimated that 1/3 of burglars enter a house through the windows.
How it Works
The glass in your double glazing windows consumes heat then radiates it again on the colder, outside, surface. The Pilkington glass has a so-called low emissivity coating which increases insulation.
The low emissivity coating is a poor radiator of heat. So the heat absorbed by the coated glass does not travel to the outside of the house. Instead the coating reflects the heat back into the room, keeping the heat inside as opposed to going outside.
Double glazing windows incorporating Pilkington K Glass™ allow heat from the sun and keep heat inside, making it easier and more cost effective to keeping your home warm.
Energy Efficient Glass
Double glazing energy efficient glass is known for keeping the heat inside the house saving the energy used by the household. As an estimation the amount of heat loss from a home in houses with single glazing is around 20%. Energy Efficient double glazing is therefore known for cutting heat loss as well as pollution and reducing problems with condensation.
Double glazing works by trapping air between the two pains. If finances dictate, the rooms which lose the most energy should be considered for energy saving windows first.
Installing double glazing can cut your heating bills by around £90 a year as well as 620 kg of CO2 – that’s 3 buses full of CO2 each year. If everyone in the UK that could install double glazing, it would save £660 million a year and 4.5 million tonnes of CO2.
Pilkington energiKare™ insulating glass units are ideal for use in PVC-U, timber and metal framed windows of buildings of any age.
Windows containing Pilkington energiKare™ from companies listed on our supplier finder are classed as energy-efficient windows according to the Government approved Window Energy Ratings (WER) scheme. Window Energy Ratings are based on a scale A++ to E which is marked on a label similar to those you commonly see on energy-efficient household appliances and light bulbs. A++ rated windows are the most energy-efficient and those rated WER band C and above meet the recommendations of the Energy Saving Trust as Energy Saving Recommended products.
Patterned glass is a type of glass used in windows with different patterns on it. The direction of the reflection on the glass depends on the size, shape and depth of the patterns. Patterned glass usually transmits less light than normal glass through windows. It can be used for a variety of applications: interior design and decorations, furniture, windows, street furniture etc.
Patterned glass is produced through a rolled glass process. The semi-molten glass is squeezed between two metal rollers in order to establish this shape. The bottom roller is engraved with the negative of the potter. Thickness is controlled by adjusting the gap between the rollers.
Toughened or Tempered Glass:
Toughened glass Is a type of glass that has been treated chemically in order to be stronger than everyday glass used in windows. It will usually shatter into small pieces, rather than sharp shards, when broken increasing the security.
The term toughened glass is generally used to describe fully tempered glass but is sometimes used to describe heat strengthened glass as both types undergo a similar thermo process in order to make the glass tougher.
Heat strengthened and fully tempered are two types specialized glass. Heat strengthened glass is twice as strong as normal glass whilst fully tempered glass can be up to six times the strength of normal glass and withstands heating in microwave ovens.
It is to note that while the strength of the glass does not change the deflection, being stronger means that it can deflect on impact. Annealed glass deflects less than tempered glass under the same load.
Secondary Double Glazing
Secondary glazing windows were designed in order to improve the living/working environment.
Secondary glazing windows were designed in order to improve the living/working environment.
The windows are specifically designed to have the ability to deal with different types of noise pollution. Different sounds penetrate glass in varying ways. The low frequency of a lorry engine behaves differently to high performance motorcycle.
The term stained glass refers to the material of coloured glass used in windows. Throughout its history the term “stained glass” was applied almost exclusively to windows evident in churches. Although traditionally made in flat panels and used as windows, the creations of modern stained glass artists also include three-dimensional structures and sculpture.
As a material the term stained glass generally refers to glass that has been coloured when it was produced. The coloured glass is usually compiled into stained glass windows in which small pieces of glass are arranged to form patterns. They are typically held together with strips of lead. The term stained glass is also applied to windows in which all the colours have been painted onto the glass and then annealed in a furnace.