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

Forget A rated windows, ask for an A rated installation


Here at the Inspire Range we pride ourselves on the quality of our A rated windows. We think that when it comes to the perfect home improvement project, there’s something more important than simply just the quality of your products: the quality of your installation is also an important factor in the success of failure of a project. Skilled craftsmen for exceptional installations You could have a product of the most impeccable quality, but if its installation is sub-standard, all of its enhanced properties will be negated. That’s why it’s important to balance an A rated window with an A … Continue reading

Why you should be wary of ‘free’ triple glazing upgrades

tripling glazing for windows

Unfortunately, the glazing industry is not without its share of tradesmen who are willing to offer so-called ‘free’ triple glazing upgrades that in effect, are completely pointless. Triple glazing as the name suggests uses air (or gas) trapped between three panes of glass, separated by two spacer bars, to aid heat retention and increase the thermal efficiency of the window or door. It’s been proven that the thermal benefits of triple glazing are only really apparent when 44mm units are used, with 16mm gaps between each of the panes and when each unit has a toughened centre pane, specifically designed … Continue reading

Find out how you can save £30,000 on your energy bill

energy efficiency rating charts for reducing energy  bills

As the price of energy bills have continued to rise dramatically over the last few years, it’s become increasingly important for your home to be as energy efficient as possible. In 2013, the average cost of a dual-fuel bill was nearly £1,264 for a household; an incredible sum that many already hard-pressed homeowners are finding increasingly difficult to pay in the current economic climate. One very simple way to increase your home’s energy efficiency is to upgrade your existing window and doors. Single glazed and old double-glazed windows are notoriously bad at saving energy and retaining heat in your house … Continue reading