Single, double and triple glazing. What’s the difference?


Experts estimate that over 10% of the heat in your home is lost through inefficient glazing. Knowing the difference between the three main types: single, double and triple glazing, can potentially save you a lot of money in the long term. Here’s a quick guide to the differences between the three. U values: how the thermal performance of a window is measured Before we go into detail about the differences between single, double and triple glazing, it’s good to get an idea of how thermal performance is measured. U values measure the rate at which heat escapes through a window. … Continue reading

What type of wood should I choose for my timber windows?


When it comes to choose the type of wood in your timber window, there’s a huge variety of options. Here’s a quick guide to deciding what type of wood would work best in your new window. Hardwood vs. Softwood windows The wood used in the windows of your home can be divided into two types: hardwood timber or softwood timber. The term ‘hardwood’ and ‘softwood’ is actually a misnomer: some hardwoods are incredibly soft, and some softwoods are incredibly hard. The important thing to remember is that both types of wood have different properties, suited to different needs in a … Continue reading