Get rid of single glazing – for the sake of the environment!

“There’s no point in protecting the past if we can’t guarantee the future.”

If you live or work in a period home or building then you’ll know it is terribly difficult to heat, especially if you have high ceilings and single glazed sash or casement windows. There are an estimated 5 million period homes and properties in the UK. The vast majority of these still have single glazing, which is inefficient and bad for the environment.

Uk houses with fineo

Single glazing must be removed from those homes and buildings as a matter of urgency. We need to update all planning restrictions to make climate change front and centre in all decision making – and decisions must be fast tracked. There should be government support in the form of grants to help homeowners with the costs of removing single glazing. Energlaze (as the official distributor in the UK and Ireland of FINEO) promotes the retention of existing window frames, where possible, through the retrofitting of ultra thin FINEO vacuum insulating glazing. We don’t have 30 years to wait for change. We need change now. Because in 30 years we may not need any glass in our windows!

Retrofitting FINEO vacuum glazing into your existing timber windows will literally turn your windows into radiators. Checkout the temperature differences compared to single glazing.  

Fineo adds warmth and comfort to older homes and you don’t even have to change the window frames. Triple Glazing performance from a unit not much thicker than single glazing.

FINEO vacuum glazing has no conventional spacer bars. The gap between the two panes of glass is a mere 0.1mm. No need for time consuming and ugly duplex units! A plant-on bar using Fineo gives the impression of individual panes and looks fantastic.

With FINEO, less is more.

When FINEO vacuum glazing is compared to a standard 36mm triple glazed unit, the results are clear:

  • less glass
  • less weight
  • less external noise
  • less need to replace existing frames
  • less thickness (just 6.7mm)

  • more energy-efficient,
  • more natural light,
  • more reliable (20 years warranty)
  • more sustainable

Fineo comparison

The future of glazing is FINEO vacuum glazing.

Our colleagues at AGC Glass Europe don’t just think about the finished product Fineo, they think about their “Ecological Footprint” and about the processes involved to manufacture from start to finish. Fineo not only makes homes and buildings more comfortable and energy-efficient, it promotes the retention of existing frames where possible and it is produced in the most sustainable way with a commitment to continually improve.

eco friendly glass

  • Compared to triple glazing, the production of FINEO can save up to 40% of emitted CO2.
  • FINEO reaches a U-value of 0.7 – equivalent to triple glazing. Better insulation means lower heating needs. For instance, replacing single glazing with FINEO in a 2-facade house allows to save the equivalent of 40 cars riding 15.000km a year over the lifetime of the product.
  • FINEO can be retrofitted in existing frames, limiting the need for new materials.
  • FINEO is 100% recyclable – which outperforms other insulating glazing.

The team at FINEO are not only passionate about the energy saving vacuum glazing they produce, they are also passionate about saving the energy they use to produce it.
Fineo uses no inert gases, no organic sealants, it is the only vacuum glazing manufactured in Europe by AGC Glass Europe, it only uses two pieces of glass to achieve triple-glazing performance. FINEO is easily retrofitted into existing timber windows and steel windows. Fineo is also 100% recyclable, promotes sustainability and the circular economy. We all still have work to do — but we think this is a great start.

Contact us today to arrange a free no obligation consultation and quotation.