Common Window FAQs
Have a look through our window FAQ section to see if we can answer any of your questions, but feel free to call us on 01895 622 207 if you need further assistance.
These factors can include (but are not limited to):
- The material and size of the windows required.
- How many opening window sashes needed.
- The type of glass used (double / triple / obscure / laminated / acoustic).
- The number of sections the window is split into.
- ...and many other factors that can also greatly influence the price of the project.
Call a member of our team today on 01895 622207 to see how we can help to meet your project requirements.
Essentially, the difference between double and triple glazing is quite simple, it just refers to how many panes of glass are being used in the glazed unit.
Double glazing is two panes of glass, Triple glazing is three panes of glass.
Do I need double or triple glazing you may be thinking?
Replacing your old window frames for new will often drastically upscale and improve the energy efficiency within your home. Reducing draughts and providing greater thermal efficiency with our A-rated glass units (as standard). These units are coated with an invisible film on the inside pane which reflects internal heat energy - sending it back inside the property. Instead of letting it leak through the glass!
So with this in mind, the upgrade provided by double glazing is often enough to feel a noticeable difference after you have your windows replaced.
However, if ultra-performance is your goal then choosing triple glazing will provide that extra boost you are looking for. Keeping your home warmer for less, by ultimately reducing the cost it takes to heat your household.
What are the energy ratings and what requirements are there for new windows?
Energy ratings are a simple and easy way for you to quickly identify and compare how energy efficient a replacement window system is.
There are several energy rating schemes, the most common is operated by the British Fenestration Rating Council, which we use to allocate our energy rating.
The latest Building Regulations require that all newly installed windows must meet the requirements of a C rating. The exception to this is windows fitted into listed buildings.
For more information, please feel free to speak to a member of our team on 01895 622207.
The way this works is twofold:
Firstly, the latest technology in the manufacturing process ensures that our window frames are made to be draught proof, weathertight and thermally preservative.
Secondly, we install A-rated energy glass units, which are coated with an invisible film on the inside pane which reflects internal heat energy - sending it back inside the property. Instead of letting it leak through the glass!
With this in mind, replacing your old double glazing can be seen as an investment in your household. As the reduction in your energy bills will pay dividends over time.
If you would like more information, please free to speak to a member of our team on 01895 622207.
We can manufacture windows to match any RAL colour swatch, just bear in mind that custom colours do come with a slightly higher price tag.
Picking a conventional colour is the cheaper option, and the available colours for each window can be found near the bottom of each relevant web page.
Examples of when secondary glazing could benefit.
Perhaps you live in a listed building and cannot easily replace the windows, or you are not allowed to change the windows to maintain the facade of the building.
Perhaps you simply do not have the funds to replace all the windows in your property.
Whatever the reason, why should you suffer from cold draughts and energy in-efficiency! Reasons such as these could warrant choosing secondary glazing. As a cost effective way to improve the energy efficiency and weatherproofing of your property. Contact our team today on 01895 622207 for more information on how secondary glazing could help you.
“May I thank you, your team for the great job of replacing all of our windows. The boys worked so hard despite the extreme heat and did a thoroughly professional job. The disruption was minimal, I would recommend your company without hesitation. Good luck, best wishes to all”
Joy & Peter Martindale
“I wanted to write to you and your team for the swift supply and installation of new double glazing windows for the entire flat. I’m very pleased with the appearance; they are, as you promised, ‘A rated products’ both visually and, I’m sure, performance wise.”
“Just a short note of thanks, for the efficient installation of porch and windows earlier this week. I cannot heap enough praise on John and his brother for the skilled work they undertook. Nothing was too much trouble, their craftmanship was superb, and their cleaning skills legendary. All rolled in with a great sense of humour.”