Glass is a good insulator but it would need to be very thick as a single pane in a window to have much effect. So rather than have thick glass in your windows it is better to have two panes of glass with an air or gas space between them.

Channel Windows standard unit for a supply only and supply and install quotation is a 28mm (overall width) low e, soft coat, argon gas filled, equivalent to a 'B' energy rating. We also offer our customers the option of 'A' rated glazing units for greater energy efficiency.

Channel windows can supply a choice of glazing options according to the individual requirements of the homeowner. Examples of the different glazing options available include;

Safety Glass
This can either be Toughened, Laminated, Safety Wired Glass or Annealed glass with safety film applied to it. Safety glazing is mandatory for new installations within 800mm of the floor in windows and a legal requirement in doors and side panels. Glazing is marked in the corner with BS6206.

Security Glass
Laminated glass or Annealed glass with film applied to it. When security glass is installed you must ensure there is an emergency escape route in case of fire.

Low E Glass
Solar E Low-E coated glass works year round to save energy in 2 ways:
-During a summer day, the coating absorbs nearly half of the sun’s energy shining onto it. This absorbed energy, which then heats the glass, is restricted from passing on into the building by the low emissivity property of the Solar E coating.
-During the winter heating season, a non-coated glass surface facing a warm room readily absorbs 84% of the radiant heat that is directed towards it. The glass becomes warm and then re-radiates this absorbed heat on out towards the cold exterior. Solar E low-E coated glass only absorbs 15 % of this valuable room heat. The balance of 85% of the radiant heat is reflected back towards the room and so significantly reduces overall the heat loss.

In addition to the above standard glazing options there are a number of further choices to be considered. An advanced, high performance Low E Glass that allows a clearer view through the glass can be used; traditional Low E glass has a yellow tint.

Self-cleaning glass, Not 100% maintenance free but it will not need to be cleaned as frequently or thoroughly as conventional glass.

Argon Gas filled units are used to improve thermal and in some cases the acoustic properties of the double glazed unit.

Decorative options for windows, conservatories & doors…

Decorative glass has been used through the ages to imbue windows and doors with beauty style and elegance. This ancient yet timeless craft has enjoyed a revival over the least 20 years as modern home owners have discovered its ability to add character, charm and originality to their replacement windows and doors.

Please open our ‘Decorative Options’ brochure to see how a decorative glass design could add value to your windows.

Alternatively, you can make an appointment for Channel Windows to come and see you to discuss your needs in person or order a brochure to be sent to you.