The glass types below are just some of our standard glazing options:

Double glazed laminated glass with an argon gas-filled cavity and a Low-E coating:

This type of glass is standard in all of our timber products, it is factory fitted and not only gives an excellent U-value (insulating value) but also provides a high-security option as it does not shatter.

Low-E coating:

Low-E stands for low thermal emissivity and with this glass, specially designed coatings are applied to one or more surfaces of insulated glass, reflecting radiant infrared energy. This tends to keep radiant heat on the same side of the glass from which it originated while letting visible light pass. This results in more efficient doors and windows because radiant heat originating from indoors in winter is reflected back inside, while infrared heat from the sun during summer is reflected away, keeping it cooler inside.

All of our made-to-measure windows and doors are available with a Low-E coating and unless stated otherwise, the doors and windows you pick will have this applied as standard.

Triple glazed toughened glass with an argon gas-filled cavity and a Low-E coating:

This is an upgraded glass type, typically used in larger aluminium products such as our aluminium sliding doors, such as these.

Why? With its three panes of glass, this option gives not only better heat insulation but also better acoustic insulating values.

The majority of our windows and doors are available in triple glazing and, as mentioned above, will have a Low-E coating as standard. They will also have an argon gas-filled cavity as a minimum.

Solar Control glass:

All of our products are available with solar control glass which can help to reduce the G-value – a unit of measurement for UV rays of the sun penetrating through the glass from outside – whilst still giving the insulating values needed to keep the heat in.

This glass is best suited to large doors or windows – such as our sliding doors – which are south facing. However, for small north-facing doors and windows, the opposite would be recommended – which would be Low-Iron glass.

Low-Iron glass:

Low-Iron glass increases the solar gain, letting in more of the sun’s energy and heat into your home so it is particularly good for north-facing properties. It is also good for saving on heating bills in the winter and increasing the overall energy rating of your doors and windows.

Double glazed toughened glass with 6mm thick panes:

With its extra thickness, this type of glass can be used over larger areas as it has less flex and more durability, this also provides extra acoustic properties over a standard 4mm pane. All of our windows and doors can be supplied with a 6mm thickness and the dimensions of the glass panel of your chosen windows and doors will determine the thickness required.

Need some more advice? Contact us to speak with one of our experienced team and they’ll be happy to help you choose the right glass for your new doors and windows.