By boudiccia, May 3 2016 07:59PM
Energy Efficient Windows
Read this very interesting article from the Buid It Magazine
According to the Energy Saving Trust, around 2 million windows are installed every year in the UK, both in new builds and as replacements in existing buildings. Yet most of these only meet the minimum legal standard for energy efficiency, leaving plenty of room for improvement.
Single glazing is out of the question now, except for certain historic buildings, but did you know that many types of double glazing no longer make the grade? A careful choice is required, particularly if, for a new build, you wish to attain a high rating against the Code for Sustainable Homes: windows can affect your rating in several areas, including materials and processes used, sound reduction, security and natural daylight.