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Double Glazing

Double glazing has been around for many years and has proved to be an excellent alternative to single glazed units for a number of reasons some of which we mention later.

Uses of double glazing

Double glazing is typically used in the manufacture of uPVC windows and doors but is also used for aluminium and wooden windows and doors.

When a new property is built these days the windows must now be installed with a minimum of double glazed units but this was not always the case. Many years ago, homes and businesses had windows and exterior glazed doors manufactured that incorporated single glazed units. So, if you live in a property that has single glazing then you may wish to consider finding out how much it would cost to replace the likes of your windows, doors and conservatory glazing.

Benefits of double glazing

There are several double glazing benefits such as: -

  • Adds value to your home.
  • Makes your home easier to sell.
  • Your property is more secure.
  • Reduces energy bills thus saves you money.
  • Your residence is warmer.
  • It is quieter in the home as it lowers noise levels from outside.

Double glazing comes in a range of energy efficiency ratings so it is important that you choose one that has a high rating. You should also make sure that the double glazing meets or exceeds the British Security Standard. Triple glazed windows are reportedly even more energy efficient.

Approximate cost of double glazed units

Type of property uPVC Aluminium Wood
Flat £2,240 2,388 £3,608
Terraced House £4,605 £4,956 £7,348
Detached House £6,862 £7,384 £10,972
Executive Residence £9,116 £9,812 £14,596

What to do next

There are many companies that make and fit double glazing. Therefore, it is important that you use the services of a business that has an enviable reputation for the quality of its products and workmanship. In this respect, we are able to put you in touch with a number of vetted, reputable, skilled manufacturers and installers of double glazed units here in the UK who will be able to meet with you in your home, discuss your requirements and provide competitive quotations without any obligation.


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