Glass Options

When it comes to choosing glass for your home, we believe that getting it right is important.

Choosing the right glass options to make up your new double glazing can make a huge difference to the comfort and ambience of your home. The uniqueness of each home means that it’s not a simple case of “one-size-fits-all”.

There are a number of different types and combinations of glass which can be used in double glazing to address a range of issues. To find out which glass option is right for you click on the relevant concern below:

Heat loss reduction

The insulating layer of double glazing helps keep the cold temperatures on the outside from affecting the climate on the inside. With up to 50% of a home’s heat lost through its windows and doors, double glazing can significantly reduce heat loss, resulting in increased comfort and savings on power bills.

Choose SuperTherm Warm™

SuperTherm Warm™ double glazing is designed to maximise daylight and retain the free warmth from the Sun, whilst providing outstanding thermal insulation. Compared with single glazing, it can reduce heat loss through your windows by up to 81% for a warmer, drier and more comfortable home.  It’s like double double-glazing!

Control overheating

In the same way that the insulating layer of double glazing helps keep the cold temperatures out, it also reduces the impact of hot temperatures. This results in a cooler home in summer, with less need for cooling systems and a more energy efficient house to run.

Choose SuperTherm Cool™

SuperTherm Cool™ double glazing is designed to reduce heat and glare, while still letting through a large proportion of daylight. Compared with single glazing, it can reduce solar heat gain through your windows by more than 60% for a cooler, more comfortable home.

SuperTherm Warm™ with grey tinted glass

 SuperTherm Warm™ double glazing, with grey tinted glass as the outside pane, is an effective option where increased privacy is important during the daytime.  It has a similar performance in reducing solar heat gain to SuperTherm Cool, with a lower level of light transmission.

Condensation control

Condensation forms when warm air is cooled. In the case of a window, the moisture in the air condenses on the glass forming what can be significant amounts of water. Where the window has only single glazing, the cool temperature on the outside transfers easily to the inside and condensation occurs rapidly.

When double glazing is installed, there is much improved thermal insulation between the outside and inside. As a result, condensation is greatly reduced, creating a warmer, drier, healthier home.

Choose SuperTherm™ Double Glazing

The special Low E coating applied to SuperTherm™ double glazing ensures that the inside pane stays closer to room temperature, making it is less likely to cool enough for condensation to occur. Compared with single glazing it insulates significantly better, resulting in a warmer, drier and more comfortable home. All options from our SuperTherm™ range provide superior condensation control when compared with classic double glazing.

Fading reduction

Double glazing reduces the amount of UV light in your home and its effects of fading and damage.  The combination of different glass options can further reduce fading by reducing the amount of heat (and visible light) radiated through the double glazing.

Choose SuperTherm Protect™

SuperTherm Protect™ is designed to provide exceptional fading reduction that eliminates 99% of UV light, while stopping the majority of the Sun’s radiant heat. Compared to single glazing, it has a relative fading reduction of 73%.

SuperTherm Warm™ with tinted glass

Where privacy or glare are also concerns, SuperTherm Warm™ with tinted glass is a great solution. 

Talk with us about your specific requirements and we will find the right solution for your home.

Noise control

Double glazing provides an increase in the sound insulation of your glass.  Sound waves are attenuated as they travel through the glass in double glazing, reducing the noise entering the room from outside.

Different glass options used in double glazing will provide different results in how much they improve the noise insulation when compared with the existing single glass.

Choose SuperTherm Protect™

SuperTherm Protect™ includes speciality sound control glass which can significantly improve noise insulation. Compared to single glazing, it can provide a perceived noise reduction of 63%, resulting in a quieter, more comfortable home.

SuperTherm™ with laminated glass

SuperTherm™ double glazing, including laminated glass may be an alternative option to consider where maximised noise reduction is not the goal. Talk with us about your specific requirements and we will find the right solution for your home.

Improve security

Double glazing provides increased for your home through the provision of an increased pane of glass.  This can be further enhanced by the selection of safety glass

Safety glass

Grade ‘A’ safety glass meets specified requirements in order to ensure human safety.  In areas around a home where there is an increased risk of human impact, grade A safety glass will likely be required.  This may either be a laminated glass (where two thin panes of glass are held together permanently with a laminated interlayer).  Laminated glass is excellent as a safety barrier within a window frame as it will continue to hold securely in place.  Alternatively, toughened (furnaced) glass may be used.  When glass is heated and cooled quickly under controlled conditions, its properties change to make it more brittle.  This means it is significantly harder to break, yet if it breaks it does so into small pieces that are much less likely to cause harm.  

Choose SuperTherm Protect™

The inside glass pane of SuperTherm Protect™ is laminated glass. This provides superior strength and safety properties, giving a greater level of home security. In the event of a natural disaster, the glass is more likely to hold in place, protecting the occupants of the home.

Talk with us about your specific scenario and we will select the right solution for improved safety in your home.

Explore our retroGLAZE® solutions

Timber Retrofit

Retain the character & superior insulating properties of timber, upgraded with high performing double glazing.

Aluminium Retrofit

Upgrade your existing single glazed aluminium windows & doors to high performing double glazing.

Replacement windows with new double glazing

Replacement Windows

Refresh and modernise your home with new high performance windows and doors

Talk to an expert

Our local team of consultants will work with your individual needs to help you find the right double glazing solution for your home