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 stands for Low thermal Emissivity. Specially designed coatings are applied to one or more surfaces of insulated glass. These coatings reflect radiant infrared energy, thus tending 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 windows/doors because radiant heat originating from indoors in winter is reflected back inside, while infrared heat radiation from the sun during summer is reflected away, keeping it cooler inside.
Triple glazed toughened glass with an argon gas filled cavity and a Low-E coating:
This is an upgraded glass type, typically specified in larger aluminium products. Because of the three panes of glass this option gives not only better heat insulation but also better acoustic insulating values.
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, but still giving the insulating values, which keep the heat in. This would typically be offered on large doors or windows, which are South facing. On a small North facing window the opposite would be advisable which would be a Low-Iron glass.
Low Iron glass:
As the name suggests has a Low Iron content which increases the solar gain, this is good for saving on heating bills in the winter and increasing the overall energy rating of the window.
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.
Please speak to one of our experienced sales advisors to determine which glass type is right for your project.