Will I save money on my heating bills by installing double glazing?
About 20% of a home’s heat escapes through windows. The savings you can make by fitting new windows will depend on the type of glass and frames on your house. Replacing all single glazed windows with A-Rated double glazing could save the average householder several hundred pounds per year on heating bills.
How should I protect my investment?
Although PVCu products require very little in the way of maintenance, there is a handy little guide which tells you everything you need to know about looking after your new installation.
Download the guide here.
Do I need to get planning permission before installing windows and doors?
You do not normally need planning permission to replace existing windows or doors, although you will if you have a listed property. You will also need to check to see if you are located in a conservation area, as you may be restricted with what designs or materials you are allowed to use when replacing your existing windows.
If you are building an extension the windows would form part of the building’s planning application, assuming that the extension itself requires planning approval. You would not normally require planning approval separately for the window element of the work.
Please confirm these details with your local council as these laws are subject to change.
More information can be found from your Local Authority Planning Portal.
What types of double glazing frames are there?
The most common type of window frame for double-glazed windows is PVCu or, to give it its full name, un-plasticised polyvinyl chloride. Not only is it around a third of the cost of traditional wooden frames, but it’s also recyclable, durable and the most energy-efficient frame type. PVCu window and door frames are available in a variety of colours and finishes, and are virtually maintenance free. Other materials include timber or aluminium frames.
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What is Triple Glazing?
Triple glazing works in a similar way to double glazing. Between the panes of glass there are insulated spacer bars and either Argon or Krypton gas. This enables the windows to retain even more heat inside your home. The extra pane of glass will reduce intrusive external noise even further.
How secure are doubled glazed windows and doors?
The short answer: they are very secure. All high security Glassier windows and doors have multi point and multi directional locking systems.
Is there a choice of colours with PVCu windows?
The choice is almost endless. Apart from the nation’s favourite white, there is growing demand for an extensive range of foiled options, from grey to black to green and so much more. You can be sure to find a colour and finish to perfectly complement your home.
Will double glazed windows keep out traffic noise?
Both double glazed and triple glazed windows will significantly reduce traffic noise as well as all intrusive external noise, whether barking dogs or noisy neighbours. If it is really a completely quiet life you wish to achieve then ask about our special Glassier Acoustic Glass.