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Have you considered double glazing when deciding to renovate your home? Not yet? Then it is time to start because now it is easier than ever before to compare prices and types of double glazed windows and doors with our comprehensive guide.
Double glazing is the process of glazing in which two panes of glass with space between them are put together in a window. Usually, the air between the panes is trapped, which creates a layer of insulation. Besides this, in order to ensure that there isn’t any moisture inside the double glazed units, a drying agent is added and, afterwards, the product is sealed.
Unfortunately, the double glazing grants are not available anymore even though the government’s Affordable Energy Initiative still recognise this technology as an insulation method for every residency. Grants can only be issued under Affordable Warmth Scheme, which gives priority to old properties in a stage of disrepair.
Despite this issue, the cost of double glazed windows and doors will gradually pay for itself because, in comparison with the single pane windows, double glazing mitigates heat loss and allows you to save around 11% of your heating bill. There are several variables to be taken into account when choosing a double glazed window or door that fits your budget. In the following research, GreenMatch provides price ranges of double glazing based on size, colour, and type of the window and door.
New Green Homes Grant 2020
In July, the government announced the new Green Homes Grant, which provides homeowners and landlords with £5,000 - £10,000 vouchers for energy-saving renovations.
Double glazing is included under the secondary measures of the grant.
Applications are now open. Read our guide about the Green Homes Grant for full details and to help prepare your application.
Note: the Green Homes Grant is only available in England.
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Types of Double Glazing Windows
Casement windows are designed to be installed in large houses as they allow the maximum amount of light to penetrate the rooms. They open rather like doors and are usually hinged on one side. Due to design and glass patterns, the windows provide good air circulation and a unique aesthetic.
‘Tilt and turn’ windows have a dual hinge system allowing for more practical use, especially when cleaning. They suit perfectly big houses with small children because they offer maximum light exposure and security (they are tilted only a fraction to prevent children from opening them widely).
uPVC Sash Windows are manufactured from a number of smaller panels separated by some bars. They fit perfectly old properties that were built in Georgian times, which decreases the chances of being replaced. Unfortunately, it is costly to double glaze due to a limited number of natural uPVC Sash.
A bay window is available in three openings and constitutes of one main window and two smaller ones on either side. It is typically installed in modern houses to enhance the interior floor space. By having only three panels, it allows for a significant amount of light penetration. Meanwhile, the bow window usually has four to five openings in a curved structure. By having more glass panes, more light is allowed in, and due to its ability to be wrapped around the building corner, the bow window offers a unique two-sided view of the home.
uPVC Casement Windows
|1200 mm x 1200 mm||Wood Grain||£250-300|
|1200 mm x 1200 mm||White||£225-275|
|1000 mm x 1000 mm||Wood Grain||£225-275|
|1000 mm x 1000 mm||White||£200-250|
|1000 mm x 500 mm||Wood Grain||£200-250|
|1000 mm x 500 mm||White||£175-200|
|500 mm x 500 mm||Wood Grain||£175-200|
|500 mm x 500 mm||White||£150-175|
French Casement Windows
|1200 mm x 1200 mm||Wood Grain||£675-725|
|1200 mm x 1200 mm||White||£525-575|
|1000 mm x 1000 mm||Wood Grain||£625-675|
|1000 mm x 1000 mm||White||£500-550|
|1000 mm x 500 mm||Wood Grain||£600-650|
|1000 mm x 500 mm||White||£475-525|
|500 mm x 500 mm||Wood Grain||£575-625|
|500 mm x 500 mm||White||£450-500|
uPVC Sash Windows
|1200 mm x 1200 mm||Wood Grain||£850-950|
|1200 mm x 1200 mm||White||£725-825|
|1000 mm x 1000 mm||Wood Grain||£725-825|
|1000 mm x 1000 mm||White||£625-725|
|1000 mm x 500 mm||Wood Grain||£700-800|
|1000 mm x 500 mm||White||£600-700|
|500 mm x 500 mm||Wood Grain||£625-700|
|500 mm x 500 mm||White||£525-600|
Tilt and Turn Windows
|1200 mm x 1200 mm||Wood Grain||£625-675|
|1200 mm x 1200 mm||White||£500-550|
|1000 mm x 1000 mm||Wood Grain||£575-625|
|1000 mm x 1000 mm||White||£475-525|
|1000 mm x 800 mm||Wood Grain||£550-600|
|1000 mm x 800 mm||White||£450-500|
|800 mm x 800 mm||Wood Grain||£525-575|
|800 mm x 800 mm||White||£400-450|
Bay Windows (3 Section)
|3000 mm x 1500 mm||Wood Grain||£1375-1475|
|3000 mm x 1500 mm||White||£1250-1350|
|3000 mm x 1200 mm||Wood Grain||£1275-1375|
|3000 mm x 1200 mm||White||£1150-1250|
|2400 mm x 1500 mm||Wood Grain||£1250-1350|
|2400 mm x 1500 mm||White||£1125-1350|
|2400 mm x 1200 mm||Wood Grain||£1150-1250|
|2400 mm x 1200 mm||White||£1050-1150|
Bow Windows (4 Section)
|3600 mm x 1500 mm||Wood Grain||£1750-1900|
|3600 mm x 1500 mm||White||£1600-1700|
|3600 mm x 1200 mm||Wood Grain||£1650-1750|
|3600 mm x 1200 mm||White||£1500-1600|
|3000 mm x 1500 mm||Wood Grain||£1650-1750|
|3000 mm x 1500 mm||White||£1500-1600|
|3000 mm x 1200 mm||Wood Grain||£1525-1650|
|3000 mm x 1200 mm||White||£1400-1500|
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Different Types of Double Glazing Doors
uPVC French doors provide a quintessential and charming feeling to your house. It maximises the amount of air ventilation and sunlight. They serve as a convenient entry into your garden or conservatory and bring the outside atmosphere inside your home. In addition, the doors come in a variety of colours, patterns, textures, and styles.
uPVC Sliding Patio doors offer a high level of security because they are fitted with the multi-lock system. They are also equipped with a multi-wheeled system of air glides which enable the door to move along its track.
Bi-folding doors have two panels that fold back in sections and can be made of different materials (uPVC, aluminium, wood). They increase the accessibility between the rooms and outside space due to their width, which can reach several meters.
French Doors (4 Section)
|1800 mm x 2100 mm||Half Glazed & Palin Panel||£1100-2000|
|1800 mm x 2100 mm||Fully Glazed||£1075-1175|
|1500 mm x 2100 mm||Half Glazed & Palin Panel||£1025-1125|
|1500 mm x 2100 mm||Fully Glazed||£1000-1100|
|1200 mm x 2100 mm||Half Glazed & Palin Panel||£975-1075|
|1200 mm x 2100 mm||Fully Glazed||£950-1050|
uPVC Sliding Patio Doors (2 Panel)
|2000 mm x 2100 mm||Wood Grain||£1300-1150|
|2000 mm x 2100 mm||White||£1050-1150|
|1800 mm x 2100 mm||Wood Grain||£1250-1400|
|1800 mm x 2100 mm||White||£1000-1100|
|1500 mm x 2100 mm||Wood Grain||£1225-1375|
|1500 mm x 2100 mm||White||£975-1075|
Bi-Folding Doors (3 Panel)
|2500 mm x 2100 mm||Wood Grain||£3500-3900|
|2500 mm x 2100 mm||White||£2900-3200|
|2100 mm x 2100 mm||Wood Grain||£3350-3700|
|2100 mm x 2100 mm||White||£2750-3050|
|1800 mm x 2100 mm||Wood Grain||£3235-3625|
|1800 mm x 2100 mm||White||£2700-3000|
uPVC Front Doors (900mm x 2100mm)
|Glass Style||Lock Type||Price range|
|Arched Top Light||Standard Roller||£575-675|
|Arched Top Light||High-Security||£625-725|
|Diamond Leads||Standard Roller||£600-700|
uPVC Back Doors (900mm x 2100mm)
|Glass Style||Lock Type||Price range|
|Half Glazed Flat Panel||Standard Roller||£650-750|
|Half Glazed Flat Panel||High-Security||£550-650|
|Fully Glazed||Standard Roller||£650-750|
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uPVC is the most popular type of frame because it is much cheaper and effective than timber. Besides that, there is a low chance of rot from moisture, which also makes it easier to clean and maintain.
However, not everybody likes uPVC material, so they tend to go for alternatives such as aluminium. The disadvantage is a higher price, but it can manage to maintain the old vintage style of your home—if that is what you are looking for. Overall, depending on the size of the windows and doors, the thickness can differ from 14 to 28 mm.
Importance of Argon Gas in Double Glazing
Argon is a non-toxic, colourless gas denser than pure air and is used to retain heat within a window. It lasts over twenty-five years and loses around 5% of its density, which means that it will last the entire lifetime of the double glazed window or door.
Xenon and Krypton are other alternatives to Argon that keep the heat inside even better, however, they are more costly and are typically used in triple glazed products. Moreover, the width between the panes should be greater in order to be effective; and this will influence the total costs as well.
Costs of Double Glazing Installation and Replacement
In terms of performance, double glazing is a more improved technology compared to single glazing; however, they are not always perfectly efficient. In cases where condensation materialises between the panes, this can cause cracks or chips that damage the window or the door.
When installing double glazed products, manufacturers usually offer a guarantee for twenty years, but the risk of damage still exists. There is no need to replace the whole installation because the measurements were taken and the frames remain intact; so, you can just replace the double glazing, which is cheaper.
Benefits of Using Double Glazing
Low Energy Bills
Double glazing has a direct affect on the cooling and heating system of the house as it can retain up to 87% of heat during winter and lose up to 40% heat in summer. High security: nowadays, double glazed doors and windows are manufactured with a multi-locking system, which, together with uPVC framing, helps in protecting your home against burglars.
The new technology is able to keep outside noise such as traffic noise, clubs, loud air conditioners, or barking dogs from penetrating your home. Therefore, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of your place by cutting out noise pollution.
Double glazing offers a unique feeling of comfort and cosiness by making your family gatherings more relaxed. The technology will keep the temperature stable both during summer and winter times so that you do not have to worry about constantly adjusting the thermostat.
Condensation occurs when moist air and cold surfaces converge. It can damage walls, floors, carpets, and window frames. Double glazing can dismiss these problems thanks to special gas between panes, which helps to regulate the temperature.
Enhanced Value of the House
Installing double glazed windows and doors is a worthwhile investment because it brings value to your home. The benefits mentioned above are highly appreciated features in the market so the costs are justified.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
The actual worldwide challenges such as climate change and global warming cause serious concerns even today. In order to help mitigate the greenhouse effect, double glazing companies offer this technology as a method of reducing heat loss and household emissions.
Additional Costs That Can Occur
When choosing double glazed windows or doors that fit your home, several costs must be taken into consideration. For example, the style, colour, and size will be the main determinants. Then the energy efficiency comes into play depending on whether the window has an energy rating of A, B, or C.
In addition, you will be charged for the full technical expertise, extra security features, and full installation such as fixings or sealants. The list includes the price of glass (obscured, toughened or standard), external sill and handles. The final cost is the proper documentation and official registration as proof that your windows and doors are genuine double glazed products.
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We hope that this guide will help you make the right choice when designing your dream home. We recommend that you take every detail into consideration when searching for double glazed windows and doors so that you were satisfied with your purchase.
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