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Energlaze is now a CORGI Fenestration Registered Company

By |2019-02-15T12:41:04+00:00February 15th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

Energlaze UK is delighted to confirm that we are now a CORGI Fenestration Registered Company!

Corgi markThe CORGI Fenestration symbol is a mark of trust, reliability, safety, and expertise.

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This coupled with our GGF membership gives our existing and future customers the confidence that they are dealing with a professional and highly reputable company.

Old Glass is Cold Glass — Change The Panes, Keep Your Frames!

By |2019-02-15T12:42:36+00:00November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Five of the major Energy providers have so far announced higher than inflation price rises, which will have an impact on almost every household in Britain

The vast majority of homeowners already know about the money- saving benefits of insulating their houses. But how many realise that they can upgrade the glass in their existing double glazed windows without changing the actual window frames?

At the best of times, glass is an extremely poor insulator. In fact, of all the components in your home, it is through the windows that most heat is lost. For example given a wall and a window the same size, the window will allow up to 8 times more heat to escape. If you need further proof, pressing the palm of your hand against the inside of a window on a cold winter’s night should be more than enough to convince you. Thermally inefficient windows not only reduce the warmth and comfort of your home, they greatly increase your energy bills, too. Thankfully, there is now a way to stay warm and cosy all winter long, while at the same time future-proofing your home against rising energy costs, as well as improving your home’s energy rating.

Recent advances in glass technology have resulted in glass that is up to 70% more efficient than the standard double-glazing of old. The inner pane features a special low-emissivity (low-e) invisible coating that reflects the heat from your central heating system, wood-burning stove or open fire back into the room. On top of that, heat is prevented from escaping as the cavity between the two panes of glass is filled with argon gas. Thermal efficiency is further enhanced by an outer pane – with a lower iron content – that enables more of the sun’s heat to get into the house. This is known as ‘solar gain’ and it produces a kind of greenhouse effect.

In these straitened times, some homeowners might feel they’re not in a position to invest in new windows – despite the obvious money- saving advantages. However, there is now a highly attractive alternative to a full window replacement – one that costs up to 50% less! Employing the latest glass technology from Pilkington’s, new heat-retaining glass panes can be retrofitted into existing uPVC window frames.

One of the companies offering this breakthrough service is EnerGlaze, whose managing director, Peter Campbell, believes wholeheartedly that retrofitting is the way forward for UK homes. “For less than half the cost of a complete window replacement, homeowners can enjoy a warmer home, virtually eliminate internal condensation and save up to £350 on their annual energy bills. What’s more, as we retain the existing window frames, work can normally be completed within a single working day. Another huge benefit is there is no redecoration required. Our new double-glazing glass units offer thermal efficiencies which up to a couple of months ago could only be achieved with triple-glazing. The majority of homes in the UK have perfectly good window frames and therefore upgrading the glass in them really does make perfect sense,” Campbell adds.

A New Approach To Upgrading Windows

By |2018-11-01T12:12:35+00:00November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

A BRAND new approach to upgrading and improving existing windows that costs half the price of installing new ones is sweeping across the nation.

The initiative involves simply replacing window panes in the home with the latest hi-tech, energy-efficient glass and it’s a simple, affordable concept that pays for itself over time through significantly reduced energy bills. One of the companies behind this new creative approach in window insulation is retrofitting, who say homeowners can also save as much as 50 per cent by replacing their glass compared to the cost of fitting new windows.

Thousands of homeowners all over the UK are currently spending hundreds of pounds more on energy than they should be because the heat is literally flying out poorly insulated windows. And EnerGlaze say it’s a problem that’s easily solved.

EnerGlaze simply installs a new heat-retaining double-glazed unit into existing uPVC windows, and the new unit is up to 70 per cent more efficient than a standard double-glazed unit.

The glass used by EnerGlaze is new to the UK since but already it’s proving to be a big hit with energy conscious homeowners.

As well as replacing the glass, EnerGlaze fitters also give existing windows a complete overhaul by replacing weather seals, hinges and locks where necessary, and offer advice on security measures such as toughened safety glass or laminated anti-theft glass.The work can all be done with existing windows, meaning there’s no costly redecorating or moving of alarm sensors.

EnerGlaze Managing Director, Peter Campbell, says that the uptake for this new service has been fantastic, and the benefits are being enjoyed by hundreds of homeowners already.

“There’s really nothing to lose as in the rare case where windows are not in good enough condition to warrant an upgrade we can also install new windows and doors with this new glass,” he says.

“In addition to the energy-efficient double-glazed glass units, we can match most types of window panes and consumers can also opt to incorporate many different variations such as self-cleaning glass for awkward areas, a solar control glass for conservatories and, if noise is an issue, an acoustic glass to reduce the sound of traffic and other noise.”