The UK has a rich and varied architectural history in evidence throughout the country. Windows are an important architectural element of any building and their design must be respected when upgrading performance.
Secondary glazing is a recognised method for improving both thermal and acoustic insulation levels and involves the installation of new purpose made internal windows which are generally constructed from aluminium, which is a strong material that can be permanently finished in almost any colour.
Established in 1966 and a Royal Warrant Holder since 2004, Selectaglaze Ltd
., the UK’s leading secondary glazing specialist, has a wealth of experience working on buildings up to Grade 1 listed. The company offers a technical and specification advisory service to ensure the correct interface with other trades. Programmes are particularly important and proactive site surveys, linked to a modern production facility working on “Lean Principles”, ensure projects are delivered on schedule and work can be phased to suit budgets. Windows arrive fully prefabricated so they can be fitted quickly and with very little disruption to the building or its occupants.
Selectaglaze at 100% Design 2010:
English Heritage is clear that traditional sash windows in Listed buildings should not be replaced with double glazed units. However, where there is a need to improve energy conservation secondary glazing is an acceptable solution. At this year’s 100% Design Selectaglaze will be displaying their new minimalist hinged casement “Heritage” system which will fit onto the staff bead and will allow shutters to remain fully operational.