All glazing we are fitting in our windows and doors are Law E Double glazing units.
The chamber heat insulating glazing unit comprises of two glass panes, including one Thermofloat glass pane with an invisible layer of inert metals combination ( also known as the so-called “low emission layer” in relation to the heat insulation levels. The space between the glass panes is filled with argon or krypton gas, which further reduces the heat transfer coefficient Ug. Protection against gas leak in the glass pane perimeter is ensured by using a good distance between frames alongside using two-steps of sealing plastic.
THERMAL INSULATING DOUBLE GLAZED UNIT STRUCTURE
1 float glass
2 low emission layer
3 cavity between panes
4 internal insulation with sealant – Butyl
5 spacer bar
6 moisture inhibitor – molecular sieve
7 external sealant – Tiokol or silicon
Warm Edge Technology
Warm Edge Technology is a term given to a slightly different type of spacer bar, the term warm edge is based on the fact that the construction is fabricated and designed to conduct less heat or cold than the traditional spacer tube used in standard sealed units. We are using Chromatech or Termo TGI bars proposing different colors:
Available colours of spacer bars: grey(RAL 7035), dark grey (RAL 7040), black (RAL 9005), brown (RAL 8003), dark brown (RAL 8016) white (RAL 9016)
Spacers bars comes in standard thickness: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24mm.
In order to achieve traditional looking double glazed windows with glazing bars we use the duplex – spacers system. The narrow timber glazing bars (duplex bars) are fitted to the sides of the glass, both on the back and front. Inside the double glazed unit we fit false spacer bars between the glass panes to give the appearance of individual units. By using special ‘built in’ spacers for duplux the double glazed minimum cavity thickness has to be at-least 12mm.
This system is very effective and a successful way of matching original features but the designs have been designed to meet the U values required for today’s building regulations.
Toughened glass means safety and is required according to Building Regulations to all areas below 800mm FFL (Finished Floor Level). When it breaks, the pane is shattered into tiny pieces with blunt edges. This characteristic makes toughened glass particularly suited for use in highly sensitive places (i.e. places with a high risk of causing the glass to break physically or as a result of places using heat insulation systems also known as internal thermal stressors).
- The bending strength is five times higher in comparison with non-toughened glass,
- High resistance to thermal shock and heating caused by solar radiation,
- decreases the risk of injury when the pane is broken.
It is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered in the event of breaking. Two or more glass layers are held in place by an interlayer usually polyvinyl butyral (PVB) or Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). The interlayer keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken, and its high strength prevents the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces. When the glass is damaged it showed a “spider web” cracking pattern.
Self Cleaning Class
We can provide a sealed unit which has been treated with a self-cleaning coating, reducing the maintenance requirement for any given installation. These units are particularly suited for hard to reach places where access is restricted.
Acoustic soundproof glazing
Acoustically insulating glass cuts out excess sound and harmful effects of noise in areas subjected to urban traffic, close to motorways or train trucks.
The acoustic soundproof glass has a special interlayer within a double-glazed unit which acts as a dampening core to reduce sound frequencies from vibrating from one pane of glass to the other. It acts as a barrier to noise.