Double glazing vs secondary glazing

February 28th, 2017 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

If your home still has single glazing and you are realising that you would like to upgrade, you might have considered the benefits of secondary glazing as an alternative to double glazing. This might be especially the case if you live in a listed home, in a conservation area or any home where double glazing… Read more »

An introduction to smart glass – glass of the future?

February 25th, 2017 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

If you are an avid watcher of home improvement and housebuilding television you will have seen smart glass used in various projects – but it certainly was never viewed as a standard product for all homes. Otherwise known as electrochromic glass, this is able to change from clear to opaque with a simple switch giving… Read more »

Energy efficiency – what is low emissivity glass?

February 22nd, 2017 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

In recent years window glazing has come on in leaps and bounds as the industry responds to advancements in technology and the ever increasing requirements of the homeowner. Not only do we all want high quality glass, but we also expect energy efficiency and thermal performance. The design of double or triple glazing units can… Read more »

Future glazing: solar panel windows

February 18th, 2017 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

If there is one thing that features heavily on our homes and office buildings, it is glass. If it was possible to harness all of that potential space for solar panels it might just provide more than enough power for all we need. So it is exciting to hear that it may soon be very… Read more »

Triple glazing vs double glazing – is it worth the extra cost?

February 15th, 2017 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

With almost 90% of UK homes already having double glazing, many of us are considering if triple glazing might be the the next step in improving our homes. With so much emphasis on the energy efficiency of our homes, it seems like a natural progression to install windows that offer the very best in energy… Read more »

Triple glazing for sound insulation

February 12th, 2017 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

If you live on a busy road or suffer with the noise of nearby schools or parks, you may wonder how you can avoid having to put up with it. Double glazing can work very well to drown out some of the noise, so it might make sense to assume that triple glazing would result… Read more »

Does upgrading to double glazing increase the value of your property?

February 10th, 2017 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

With house prices expected to slow in 2017, with uncertainty on the rise, you may be starting to think of other ways to improve the value of your home. If you still have single glazing, improving to double glazing will have a positive impact – but is it really good value for money? A report… Read more »

DIY Double Glazing – the pros and cons of doing it yourself

February 10th, 2017 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

If you are yet to install double glazed windows on your home, the cost of doing so may have put you off. If so, you might be considering buying your windows from a High Street DIY store and installing them yourself. This idea may be very tempting, but is it a good plan? Knowing the… Read more »

Double glazing technology through the ages

February 10th, 2017 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

If you look around at the houses in your town or city you will see double glazing on almost all of them. In fact we probably take double glazing for granted, even though it has only been in existence for around 60 years. That makes it a relatively new innovation in glass and a significant… Read more »

How does double glazing reduce heat loss?

November 4th, 2016 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

The benefits of double glazing are many including making your home more attractive, improving the value of your home, reducing noise pollution and of course, reducing heat loss from your home. But how exactly do these double glazing units work and how do they stop heat from leaving your home and the cold air from… Read more »