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DIY double glazing choosing the right specification

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Friday April 4, 2014 at 7:03pm

DIY Double Glazing getting the right specification

 Perhaps the best thing about buying double glazing from u-fit, I'm trying to remain unbiased!) is that as a manufacture with nearly 20 years experience.We can offer a very wide range of different double glazing specifications.

The biggest problem is that there is so much choice, that it can be difficult to remember all the various options. I've found that people take largely one of three different approaches to choosing their Double glazing.

The very cheapest window you can do -

We manufacture as standard a 70mm internally glazed window,with a high security German manufactured locking system.The cheapest windows have the fewest openers and use C rated sealed units (Glass) if they are going in a domestic dwelling.If the windows are to be installed in a uninhabited building, shed,garage,animal barn etc you can specify normal clear double glazing( the kind used before 2004) it's still 28mm with two panes of glass but has a U value of typically 2.0.

 The very best window you can do – I like people like this, not least because the order value is the most,but because they are buying the 'very best in the shop' and it's nice to see a fully loaded window packed with every single possible option. I've listed the specification of an order that we recently did.

  • 60mm 5 chambered outer frame 
  • Chartwell green on white
     Silver satin anodised handles
     36 mm triple glazed sealed units Energy Rating A+13
     Heavy Duty side hung hinges , with easy clean
    Security pack upgrade to Hinge side
    Winkhaus locking system
    equal sight lines achieved with dummy vents
     8000mm trickle vents to all openers
    20 mm extenders to all window heads
     pattern glass was Pilkingtons oriel collection
    A window to suit my exact requirements
     Perhaps this option is the most popular,If you have a south facing window in a court yard, it might be prudent to specify anti sun coated glass to try and help prevent heat build up in the room. If you can tell us as much as you can about your requirements we can advise and spec the window to suit you. If you have an existing quote we can often improve or remove some options to suit your requirements.
    Please ask us about any aspect of double glazing we are happy to help and offer free advice.
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