Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

4 Reasons You Should Get Double Glazed Windows For Your Business


When it comes to getting windows for any type of property, you have the option of seeking single glazing or double glazing. Double glazed windows have two glass panes as opposed to the traditional one pane. The two separate glass panes are fitted inside a single frame so the window installation process is just like that of any normal window.

If you are renovating or constructing your commercial premises, there are some great advantages to having double glazed windows. Read on to see what they are:

High thermal insulation & lower cooling costs

The double glass panes create an air pocket that traps heat. This has the effect of reducing the amount of heat from the sun penetrating into your indoor space. This reduces your cooling needs greatly. You don't have to use a lot of energy to keep your premises cool. Mixed gases can also be filled inside the glass panes to offer better heat absorption and keep your premises even cooler.

Double glazing also keeps your internal cooled air from escaping through the windows due to the added reinforcement of the two glass panes. Instead, all your cool air from the AC is circulated inside your premises with no wastage occurring.

Noise reduction for a more business-friendly environment

Double glass panes also act as sound mufflers. They let noise from the outside bounce in between the two panes instead of directly moving into your premises. This creates a high level of noise reduction. Most of the sound energy gets dissipated in between the two panes.

This prevents external noise from flowing into your premises, thereby keeping your premises undisturbed by the external environment. As a result, your staff gets to work in a more appropriate work environment where they can maximise their productivity with little interference.

Double anti-glare protection

While light is good for any setting, direct glare from the sun can ruin the comfort of your commercial setting. Glares come about when light rays penetrate your window panes and pass into your indoor space. With two glass panes, you get twice as much anti-glare protection as normal windows. This is because each glass pane will reflect the direct rays of the sun. This ensures your business premises only enjoy the natural light from the sun and not the harsh glares.

Better safety protection for your business

For any business, getting windows damaged or vandalized is a real threat, even though it may not happen at all in your case. However, should your window get damaged, you will enjoy not having your business staying exposed before repairs are carried out. When one glass pane gets damaged (inner or outer), you will have a second one still standing and your business will enjoy protection from risks such as harsh weather or burglary.

Although commercial glazing windows cost more to buy, note that they will save you much more in the long-term just from energy savings alone.


15 July 2015