Should my double-glazing windows condensate?

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

In this article, Double Glazing Prices looks at what causes condensation and what to do if it appears on or inside your double-glazed windows.   How does condensation happen? Condensation happens when water vapour turns to liquid. When you see condensation on your window, it’s because the water vapour (which is hot) has been cooled… Read more »

How much should you be paying for your double glazing in 2018?

October 9th, 2017 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

Nearly every homeowner wants new or replacement double-glazing for their home but, as with everything, cost is always going to be a major consideration. So, let’s look at what you’ll expect to pay in 2018…   Number of Windows uPVC Aluminium Wooden Flat with 4 windows £2,200 £2,300 £3,500 House with 8 windows £4,600 £4,900… Read more »

uPVC vs timber windows

October 6th, 2017 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

Many homeowners wanting to install or replace double-glazing naturally choose uPVC over timber windows. You may prefer the look of timber, as many people do. However, the reasons many homeowners still end up choosing uPVC are based upon a number of beliefs about timber windows that go back over 30 years. Of course, lots changes… Read more »

Getting the right type of glass for your double glazing

September 29th, 2017 Abbie Clarke (Abbie) Exeter, UK

Many people are surprised to hear that there are lots of different types of glass that can be used when you have double glazing installed in your home. Double glazing is a big investment in your house and it’s important that every aspect of it is completed to your satisfaction. Double glazing makes your home… Read more »

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 »