January 25, 2018

Retrofit double glazing

Our system

We have the ability to either retrofit your exiting window sashes or replace the sashes if they are not in a condition to be retrofitted or if this is your preference. We want you to be able to enjoy your new windows for many years to come. We are happy to retrofit double glaze individual rooms as separate jobs over time to make the process more affordable. We also offer window seal inserts on existing single glazed windows as a way to reduce drafts and heat loss

The process

We will meet with you at your home to assess and measure windows to be double-glazed, give recommendations and discuss your requirements. Following this a quote is written up and emailed to you. Once the job has been confirmed the double-glazed units are ordered ahead of time to minimise time windows need to be boarded up. We have scaffolds for height access or difficult access.

Types of glass

Classic double-glazing units

Consists of two panes of glass with air between them to trap heat. The extra pane of glass reduces heat loss through your windows by up to 50%, improves thermal comfort within your home, reduces external noise and reduces or prevents condensation build up in the cooler months

Low E double glazing units

Low E stands for Low emissivity and refers to glass that emits low levels of radiant thermal (heat) energy. The glass consists of two panels of glass with either air or argon gas between them. The glass has a special layer which reflects more heat and solar rays compared to normal glass. The reflective technology means that when it is cold outside you will retain more heat in your home and when it is hot and sunny outside you will have a cooler more comfortable home
Argon gas is a better insulator than air and is a great option to further reduce heat loss within your home.

Toughened glass

This is glass that has been heat treated during processing and is four times stronger than normal glass making it much less likely to break. When it does break it breaks into lots of little pieces. There is a statutory requirement in the building code for windows in bathrooms and kitchens and windows a certain height off the ground to have either toughened glass or laminant.

Laminant glass

This is glass with a layer of plastic layer in the centre of the glass and is primary used for safety.

Frosted glass

This is opaque glass which comes in many different patterns and is mainly used in bathrooms.