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Whether you're looking to buy a set of new UPVC French Doors or would like to replace all of your windows and doors for double glazed UPVC windows and doors, you'll find all of the information you need on Compare My Local.

There are many reasons to install double glazing:

  • It's energy efficient and will help to keep utility bills low
  • Double glazing will reduce outdoor noise
  • They will help to keep heat in during the colder months
  • They are secure
  • It comes in a range of different styles and materials

You can find out more about replacement windows and doors, information on double glazing regulations and you can read our FAQs to help you make an informed decision about your purchase. We've also provided some handy information on pricing to help you calculate the costs involved. Once you've made your decision you can compare cheap double glazing quotes from a selection of local companies to ensure that you find the right price for you.

 

Double Glazed Glass

Double glazed glass has a number of excellent benefits. Not only does it help to keep heat in you home, but it also keeps road noise out and is more secure than regular glass.

 

What separates double glazed windows and doors from regular glass units is the fact that two sheets of glass are used with a small gap between which creates an insulation barrier. This small space helps to keep your home warm and reduce your energy bills.

 

Some double glazed units actually has gas fed into the gap between the two panes for maximum efficiency and further insulation.

 

There is a variety of double glazed glass available and it comes in different styles and with different finishes depending on your preferences. Some double glazed units stops heat from the sun passing through the door or window, whilst other types of glass can actually prevent the sunlight from passing through. You'll find some glass that has been specifically reinforced to ensure that air can't escape in or out of the window too.

 

You could also opt to buy toughened glass, which is much harder to break than regular glass. If it were to smash, rather than breaking into large shards it disintegrates into thousands of small pieces for added safety.

 

Another form of glass available is stained glass. Stained glass helps to add a unique twist and touch of elegance to your windows and doors. Furthermore it also helps to insulate your home and add a heightened level of security as the glass is often toughened.

 

You can easily obtain quotes online today for a variety of double glazed glass to help you make an informed decision.

Designs

The beauty with opting for double glazing is the fact that you can almost create your own design thanks to the range of different options available. From the type of glass to the colour of the casing you can create a unique look that will compliment the look and style of your home.

 

There's a whole range of double glazing glass designs available for you to choose from. You can opt for simplistic clean double glazed glass which will add a fresh and modern look to your home or you can decide to choose coloured or leaded glass which will add a unique look to the exterior of your home.

 

For that extra classy look you could choose from a range of bevelled glass which creates an almost 3D appearance and is often based on traditional Georgian patterns. If you want something a bit more unique then you could take a closer look at some coloured glass which is often available in a variety of different shades.

 

Once you have decided on the glass you can then pick the type of outer casing you want to compliment your choice. There a whole range of different materials available when it comes to double glazing casing. If your home has a more traditional style then you could opt for a wooden frame to compliment it's current look. Alternatively, you may want to modernize the look of your home's exterior, in which case you could opt for a UPVC casing which has many additional benefits too. For example, it's easy to clean which means that you can easily keep it looking as good as new, it also helps to keep the heat inside your home which enables you to keep your fuel bills low.

 

If you're looking to purchase new double glazing for your home then you can use our search tool to generate quotes from local suppliers.

Regulation Compliance

If you're looking to purchase new double glazing for your home then there are a number of planning permission guidelines that you should look into.

 

If you're planning on making major home improvements to your home then you may need to seek planning permission from your local planning authority which means that you will need to make them aware of the home improvements you wish to make. You should therefore ensure that you plan ahead as it could take a couple of months before you hear the verdict. Further to seeking planning permission, you may also need to seek building regulations approval.

 

Each local authority will have its own set of guidelines which will depend on the actual location of the property and the architectural design of your home.

 

We only use FENSA and Certass approved installers for all of our double glazing. FENSA provide building regulations compliance for homeowners and are the leading body within this area. They work alongside double glazing contractors throughout England and Wales to ensure that the consumer has greater protection when choosing double glazing for their home. FENSA carry out regular checks and as such offer a 5-10 year insurance backed guarantee to the homeowner for every double glazing installation which falls under their remit.

 

Certass is a 'not for profit' government approved 'competent person scheme'. The scheme was initially setup to provide homeowners with an alternative way to submit a building notice. In April 2002 the government dictated that all replacement window and door installations must be certified. We only use Certass registered contractors which means that they are vetted to ensure that all of their installations are carried out in accordance with the latest building regulation guidelines.

Security

When you decide to buy a new set of double glazed windows you'll want to ensure that they provide as much security as possible. Thankfully there are a range of new security devices available to ensure that your homes are safer than ever.

 

For example, double glazed glass has been toughened to make it even harder for thieves to gain entry to your home through breaking the windows.

 

 

Manufacturers have made it extremely difficult for the glass to smash and if it were to smash then it would make a really loud noise to deter thieves.

 

Manufacturers have also been focusing on improving the locking mechanisms that are often fitted into double glazing systems. Many double glazed doors and windows now feature multiple locks which have been built to provide excellent security for your home. They have made the locks almost impossible to break as they fit securely into the frame of the window. The only way the windows can open is by turning the handle from the inside of your home. If you really want to opt for maximum security then there are devices available which contain 5 dead locks inside to make them virtually impossible to open without a key.

 

If you do already have double glazing installed into your home then you could decide to buy 'double glazing restrictors' which ensure that the window is securely closed. They also enable you to restrict the depth in which your windows can open for extra safety, this is extremely handy for upstairs windows.

 

You can browse through our selection of secure double glazed doors and windows by using our easy to use search feature.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the windows you choose you could find yourself saving up to £165 on your heating bills alone. Double glazing windows have an estimated life span of at least 20 years – so over this period alone you could save yourself an impressive £3,300.
Double glazing has many benefits which is why it’s so popular. It’s main benefit is that it’s extremely energy efficient, especially when compared to regular windows. The strengthened glass helps to keep the heat in during the colder months which will help you to keep your energy bills low. It also helps to keep the outdoor noise outside to ensure that you can enjoy quiet, relaxing evenings. Further to this double glazed windows are also more secure that’s to the toughened glass.
The great thing about uPVC is that it comes in a wide range of different colours and finished which means that it’s really versatile and will suit a wide range of homes. It’s also really cost effective and cheaper than other materials such as timber. Out of all the materials it is the most efficient too which makes it the ideal material for those looking to cut their energy bills. It also requires very little maintenance as it simply wipes clean!
Improved installers have to work to specific guidelines which will offer you that added piece of mind when it comes to purchasing a new set of double glazed windows. If you purchase double glazing you’ll need to ensure that you have a certificate to show that they comply with the specific regulations – a FENSA approved installer will supply this for you for added convenience.

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