Secondary Glazing

Secondary glazing comes in various forms, from do-it-yourself plastic-glazed frames that can be clipped to the interior of a window and many others.

Secondary glazing

Installing secondary glazing allows you to keep your home warmer, reduce draughts and other annoying noises, and maintain your existing windows without replacing them. We have been manufacturing secondary glazing for over 55 years, and we can customize it to fit seamlessly with the windows you already have in your home, significantly increasing its level of comfort. It won’t take away from the classic allure of your house, making it an excellent choice for homes on the historic register.

Advantages of Utilizing Secondary Glazing

Reduce the amount of noise.

Install an additional sound insulation layer between your home and the outside world. You can lessen the noise in your environment, whether the source of the problem is noisy neighbors, traffic noise, or the sounds of early morning nature.

Simple upkeep is required.

Secondary glazing is a solution that is significantly less disruptive than replacing your windows. In addition, our slim frames require very little maintenance, as they only require a small amount of oil and the occasional cleaning.

Safety and soundness.

Installing secondary glazing creates an additional defensive line of defense against potential invaders. Contributing to the safety of your home throughout the entire year.

Reduced expenses.

Opting for secondary glazing rather than completely changing the windows in your home with double-paned windows will save you a significant amount of money due to the installation procedure being much quicker and requiring fewer materials.

Helps to retain the heat.

Secondary glazing is a wonderful technique to boost the heat retention of your home because it reduces the amount of draughts that enter the home, and it prevents warm air from exiting through the windows that are already there.

The term “secondary glazing” refers to a glazed panel encased in a frame and attached to the interior of an existing window. 

Various other features of secondary glazing 

Homeowners typically choose secondary glazing when they cannot replace their windows from the original architectural style of window, which is typically single-glazed. This is the most common scenario. Well, This is necessary to preserve the architectural integrity of the original design and, in the case of listed buildings and properties located in conservation areas.

The thermal barrier produced when a window and secondary glazing are installed with an air space between them has two primary advantages. Because of the gap, the window can better prevent heat from escaping, which is a significant advantage for period homes that have difficulty becoming more energy efficient. The gap is also effective at reducing noise from the outside environment, and in some cases, it is even more effective than specialized noise-reduction glass.

Frequently asked questions 

Do you need permission from the planning department to install secondary glazing?

Because secondary glazing is not visible from the outside of the building and does not alter the primary material of the structure, it is not typically essential to acquire planning permission for it, even on listed buildings. This is because it does not alter the primary material of the structure. If you need planning permission, our staff will handle the application procedure on your behalf.

Does the addition of secondary glazing increase value?

It is possible to increase the value of your property by installing secondary glazing, which is especially beneficial if you live in a listed or historic home. It does this by preserving the look and condition of your current windows, which also helps reduce the number of drafts entering your home.

Does the use of secondary glazing help to prevent condensation?

Installing secondary glazing from our company in your home will help minimize the condensation inside your windows.

What is the best way to clean in between the secondary glazing?

Any secondary glazing, whether horizontal, vertical, or hinged, can be easily tilted or removed completely to simplify cleaning and access the primary window behind it.

How long does the lifespan of secondary glazing typically last?

Secondary glazing can continue to function effectively for several decades if maintained correctly. Our 10-year guarantee applies to secondary glazing, which means that in the unlikely event that you experience any issues with your own, you can be assured that we are always here to help you.