uPVC and aluminium double-glazed windows keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.
If you’re thinking of replacing your windows or need an energy-efficient modern finish for your new build project, our range of bespoke double glazed uPVC and aluminium windows are the perfect solution.
Whether you have a room that never sees the sun and is always cold, an area that’s always uncomfortably warm in summer because it gets too much sunlight, or a front room that’s unusable because it faces a noisy road, we can help.
Double glazed glass can be inserted into most modern window and door frames and will make your home a quiet, welcoming sanctuary allowing you to leave all your stress at the front door.
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The Benefits of Double Glazing in the UK
- While the cost of installing new windows can be daunting, the benefits can make a big difference to your home, and you might be surprised at how affordable they can be.
- Here’s how double-glazed windows will transform your home:
- Thermal efficiency, installing energy-efficient double glazing keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer, especially compared to old windows and single glazing that are often draughty and let in the cold from outside. In fact, the majority of a home’s heat is lost through windows.
- Energy savings, double glazing provides great thermal insulation, so, especially in winter when heating costs can rocket, you can greatly reduce your energy bills.
- Less condensation, mould and rot caused by condensation build-up on windows can lead to a hefty repair bill, not to mention the fact that you can actually see out your window in the morning.
- Improved durability, older glass weakens over time which poses safety and security risks. Our double-glazed panes come with a 10-year guarantee for full peace of mind.
- Less noise, living in a city can be loud – maybe you live on a busy road or have annoying neighbours. Double glazed windows and doors dramatically improve sound insulation and block out noise from outside.
- Better security, double glazed uPVC windows offer security benefits as they are much harder to break into.
- Aesthetic appeal, beautiful uPVC windows with double glazing update the look of a home and can be used in most situations, from period homes right through to modern new builds.
Double Glazing Options for uPVC Windows
Halo Windows with Double Glazing Halo’s strong reputation for providing robust uPVC frames is well-deserved as they continue to innovate and produce world-leading products. In the Halo window systems product ranges, the most popular uPVC windows for fitting double-glazed panes are:
- Halo Rustique uPVC windows
- Halo System 10 uPVC windows
- Halo Flush Sash uPVC Windows
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Residence Collection Windows with Double Glazing
For style and performance, look no further than the Residence collections. The elegant Residence Collection lends itself to our premium quality energy glazed panes, with the two most sought-after being:
- R7 uPVC windows
- R9 uPVC windows
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Schuco Aluminium Windows
Schuco is a world-leader in aluminium frames for commercials and residential use. Well-known for their quality and versatility, these two characteristics perfectly complement the performance of double-glazed window panes.
Smarts Aluminium Windows
Smarts is an established household name in the UK, synonymous with tried-and-tested quality matched by their competitive prices. Their ability to exceed your expectations is powered, in part, by durable, energy-efficient double glazed glass panes that can easily be inserted into their lightweight aluminium frames.
Frequently Asked Questions About Glass
How can I keep my home warm?
A double-glazed window has two panes of glass that are contained in a sealed unit that sits in a uPVC frame (or aluminium or timber). The sealed unit called an insulated glass unit (IGU) is made up of two sheets of glass that are separated by a spacing bar to create a gap that is filled with insulating gas. This slows down thermal transfer from inside to outside (and vice versa) because air can’t circulate in the gap between the panes.
How effective is insulating sealed units?
Double glazing can improve a home’s insulation by over 72%, as well as reducing noise levels by 70%. The difference that double glazing has made to energy efficiency is so important that building regulations passed in 2002 now require all replacement windows to be double-glazed C-rated as a minimum.
Is triple glazing better?
Triple glazing is not necessarily better than double glazing; it depends on the use case. It does offer better energy savings as it is about 40% more thermally efficient than A-rated uPVC double glazing. Triple glazing also further reduces draughts and condensation.
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How is double glazed glass made?
The quality of your insulated glass unit is the most important part of your window. Unfortunately, an IGU is also the part that most often fails.
In most cases, IGU’s are made to measure, with spacer bars created specifically for each window. These spacer bars should be made from blended stainless steel and polypropylene, rather than aluminium, to slow thermal conduction and the resulting heat loss.
To make the unit, one pane of glass is laid down with the spacer bars in the right place and moved through an argon-filled chamber where the second pane of glass is pressed on top and sealed. Once this is done, the unit is sealed around the edge to keep the unit airtight and is then ready to be assembled in the frame.
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Bifolding Doors Factory is one of the leading double glazing companies in the UK. With a well-earned reputation for the highest quality products and workmanship, we’re trusted by thousands of customers for the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke made-to-measure windows.
For windows and doors that offer market-leading security, energy-efficiency and long-lasting durability, please get in touch today.