With nearly a quarter of heat loss from most homes through windows, we’re sure you’ll save money with N & P Windows double glazing. With fuel prices rising, home energy bills won’t stop climbing either. It makes financial and environmental sense to fight back, save money and be as eco-friendly as possible by fitting more energy efficient windows. Installing new windows is still one of the best home improvements and N & P Windows can help.
PVC-U windows have achieved the highest rating possible in the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Green Guide to Specification (June 2008) – a key reference tool for housebuilders. In the guide, PVCu windows received an ‘A’ rating for residential properties and an ‘A+’ rating for commercial buildings.
In 2006 the British Fenestration Ratings Council (BFRC) introduced its Window Energy Ratings (WER) initiative for replacement windows. Because we worry about the technical stuff like U values and energy performance certificates, it’s simple for you to enjoy the benefits of the latest energy-rated window systems with BFRC ratings from a highly-commendable ‘C’ to the highest ‘A’ rating.
The costs and savings you can make by fitting N & P Windows will differ depending on the type of home you live in. But as a guide, the UK’s respected Energy Saving Trust says that replacing single glazing with ‘B’ rated double glazing in a gas-heated three bedroom semi could save £135 per year (680 kg CO2/yr). That’s got to be good in the face of rising gas and electricity prices.
Fortunately, there’s a way to respond to spiralling gas and electricity prices. N & P Windows hold the key to home improvements that can help you control energy loss and take the pain out of heating the home:
Cutting central heating costs is only part of the story.
And of course, as well as cost savings from smaller heating bills, there are other benefits from installing double glazing:
The sealed unit replacement windows are normally made of two panes of glass separated around the edge by a spacer bar and sealant. The sealed unit is then filled with air or a gas such as Argon. By varying the properties of the glass, spacer bar and gas, we can alter the rate at which heat passes through the unit. We can also coat the glass to enhance its energy efficiency and other properties.For normal windows, keeping heat in is the usual aim. Some units simply stop heat passing in either direction, while others stop heat loss, while allowing the sun’s heat in (solar gain). We’ll help you choose the best option for you.
N & P Windows energy efficient glazing comes in a variety of styles to suit any home. From simple casements to sophisticated tilt-and-turn uPVC windows and sliding sashes, there’s a WER-rated window for your property.
Due to ever-increasing demands, mainly for better energy efficiency, glass technology is advancing faster than ever.Your N & P Windows consultant has a wealth of knowledge on all up-to-date technical information you may want to know and more about energy saving, all you need to do is ask.