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CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DESIGNERS - Windows: What you MUST consider when choosing windows for your renovation or new build.

Uncategorized May 07, 2021
 

A crucial component of any new build or renovations success is in choosing the right glazing. The right glazing can boost your home's energy efficiency and slash your energy bills.

Gone are the days of choosing a window based purely on its simple function or its size, what view will be gained from it or its ventilation benefits. There are many other properties that need highlighting as they can have a significant impact on your home’s thermal performance and energy efficiency.

Did you know that up to 40 per cent of a home’s heating energy can be lost, and up to 87 per cent of its heat gained, through windows. Therefore choosing the right windows can not only make your home more comfortable naturally, but can make a big difference to your energy bills too.

Windows lose more heat in winter and gain more heat in summer than any other surface in the home. Quality glazing can help do this by improving the efficiency of glass windows and doors. Good glazing reduces heat gain and loss, thereby helping to minimise the use of artificial heating and cooling in a building.

This next section is where we discuss the science and math behind glazing, it may be on the technical side however is great to have a basic understanding of, as you can then have the discussion with your Architect / Designer and Builder about the efficiency of the windows you intend to build with. 

 

SOLAR RADIATION TRANSFER & MEASURING HEAT

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