Glazing In Older Properties.
Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:23 AM
Thanks to 'worms' on the PPUK forum.
Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:53 AM
It's a shame, in the EH one, that they don't give more detail about the buildings.
On page 8 the former factory/warehouse appears to be refurbed with Crittal steel windows (or similar...other's are probably available!)
But I assume they are double glazed (Spacia, or similar!!)but frankly it would appear to be the only solution. I'd like to know more
about the building, and many of the others.
However thanks for posting...the draft-proofing detailing is useful.
Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:41 PM
The CICStart webinars I used to post about...
...were also active in promoting built-environment research (viz energy efficiency, actively involving social housing providers) by Scottish universities, who seem far more involved in such work than English institutions.
Edited by joiner, 19 October 2013 - 12:42 PM.
Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:31 PM
All our local glazing/joinery companies offered only duplex glass, ie a big sheet of double glazed glass with fake glazing bars rather than each individual pane being a separate unit within the window which was what we wanted - as you can see from the chapel pic, we've got Georgian 6x6 windows, which are about our only period feature so we wanted to get them right.
After much umming and ahhing we've chosen to use Slenderglaze (who came 2nd in the tests after Pilkington's) partly because they were local-ish (Bath) but also because they were prepared to discuss glazing for hours. The local quotes for duplex came in about the same as Slenderglaze. We have chosen a 6mm gap rather than a 4mm gap for better U values, and a white rather than black spacer bar (tricky choice, a lot of heritage places choose black, but it looked more noticeable to us). Due on site in about 3 weeks time, will feed back then if we made the right choice.
Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:56 PM
There is a bit of a debate, still, about the merits of white/black spacer bars. It seems to be a personal preference thing, although if the job is being done under a CO then they'll be doing the specifying anyway, and there's no consistency there! I've always gone for white because I still reckon they're the least obvious in an indirect sight-line, and certainly least obvious when the window is viewed side-on. All, of course, depending on the window being painted white.
Although I have to say that Duplex has its advantages when used on a 6/6 because that's the only way you're going to get glazing bars down to 13mm, as here...
FRONT BEDROOM WINDOW - DUPLEX BAR 001.jpg 34.02K 1 downloads
Posted 30 May 2014 - 06:08 PM
BTW I've forgotten how to put pics in - a quick reminder would be appreciated...
Posted 30 May 2014 - 09:49 PM
If you get frustrated waiting for that to upload, then use tinypic...
Copy and paste link on there straight to any page, even the quick edit.
Posted 31 May 2014 - 02:42 PM
Posted 31 May 2014 - 03:39 PM