With large areas of glazing now commonplace, the ability to minimise heat loss is critical to energy efficiency. In cooler months, double glazing effectively retains warmth within the building envelope.
Higher performance can be built into a Insulated Glass Unit by incorporating a Low-Emissivity pane to the inside of the unit. This coating reflects heat at its source, enhancing the insulating effect of double glazing. In the summer months, well designed window shading keeps unwanted heat out of living areas and allows double glazing to maximise the effect of air conditioners.
Double Glazing also know as IGU – Insulated Glass Unit or DGU- Double Glazed Unit.
Glazing strength is a minimum of the N3 rating, as per AS4055 – 2006.
Maximum DGU thickness is 28mm in Thermal Break frame applications. Thus, panels that address thermal, acoustic, safety or privacy concerns as well as combinations of these and can be manufactured for your individual project.
Acoustic Control & Glazing
Intrusive sound can occur from a variety of sources, frequencies and volumes impacting on comfort levels. For this reason we recommend the advice of an independent, qualified sound engineer when seeking an effective solution to seriously problematic noise. For basic acoustic control, using different thickness glass panes within a traditional IGU still offers strong performance. The two thicknesses allow the targeting of different frequencies within the sound source specifying double glazing also introduces thermal insulation benefits.