What is being green?
In the UK, Household energy production accounts for a quarter of Fossil fuel emissions in the Uk. One major action to reduce the demand for energy is to control the loss of heat by insulation in windows.
In 2001 the government introduced regulation document L, which states that; all new windows must have a U value of less than 2.0. For Architects, Builder, Joiners and Householders to comply with the regulation, They have had to settle for double glazed units inherited from the Upvc industry which are typically 18-24mm thick.
To house these double glazed units, oversized sashes and boxes have become a familairity, Which have thick, beaded or planted glazing bars. They offer us little chance of retaining historical and the character of our buildings.
Using SlimGlaze double glazing combined with an energy efficient warm edge spacer, selection of gases, we have something for all customers to retain the authentic look and character of their building aswell as complying with building regulations at the same time.
Not just through our products is SlimGlaze trying to be Green, All offcuts of glass used in production are kept and transported to be melted down and re-used as new glass.
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Advantages of going green
- They comply with Building Regulations Document L England for improved thermal insulation.
- The 4mm perimeter seal of Slender Fit Double Glazed Units enables them to be glazed into 7mm deep glazing back rebates found in most sash windows.
- The smaller cavities between the glass reduce the required glazing width rebates and enables slimmer sections to be used.
- They are the only double glazed units that can be glazed into most standard glazing bars of a sash window.
- They can be glazed into most existing single glazing glass rebates.