Double and Triple Glazing Windows
Double glazing windows with impressive energy performance are standard in a Boyne Rock project, but a wealth of additional options is also available.
Even if double glazed windows are most commonly used, Boyne Rock Ltd. often supply triple glazed windows depending on the requirements for the energy performance.
Glass types for both double glazed windows and triple glazed windows can be combined to deliver additional benefits such as noise reduction, increased safety and security, or opacity, so that the perfect glazing solution can be created.
High Spec Double Glazing…..Clear Insulation
Large sections of glass can provide a bright, pleasant interior and a clear view of the external environment. Excellent insulation properties are achieved by incorporating a heat reflecting coating on the inner surface of the glass and argon gas within the glazing cavity. This provides an improved internal environment and can help to reduce heating costs. A 28mm double glazed unit with a warm edge spacer bar and argon gas will have a U-value of 1.1. The 36mm triple glazed unit will have a U-value of 0.79
Solar Control Glass
If the design of your project requires a reduction in heat through the glazing, e.g. on South or West facing façades, then you should choose Solar Control Glass.
Standard Solar Control 25 glass has a neutral colour coating, which is very close to the appearance of standard glass, and delivers a natural internal finish and a clear view of the external environment.
Solar Control 35 is a little darker in colour than 25, and therefore offers greater protection against unwanted solar gain. Although the coating remains very transparent, the colours of the external view will be slightly affected. There is a choice of Blue, Grey, Green, and Bronze tint.
Opaque Glass for Privacy
Opaque glass should be used in areas where privacy and security are required. Opaque glass is available in many different designs: Satin, Minster, Cotswold, Flemish, Stippolyte or Matt Laminated – glass laminated with a matt foil to give a sand-blasted appearance. Matt laminated glass also reduces the risk of injury should the glass break.
Noise Reduction Acoustic Glass
Efficient glazing is fundamental to noise control. Double glazing windows is effective at reducing external noise, but the use of thicker glass or different combinations of glass can significantly improve performance. More precise decibel control can also be achieved in this way. Glazing is given an Rw rating indicating the number of decibels by which they will reduce apparent noise.
A standard double glazed window Boyne Rock will supply achieves Rw32, which can be increased to Rw41 by adjusting the thickness of the glass and the glazing rebate Boyne Rock Ltd. can offer a number of different solutions for extreme environments – for example, close proximity to airports, motorways, or railway lines.
SAFETY – personal safety
SAFETY glass can be supplied as laminated or toughened, both types offering significant safety benefits. Safety glass breaks harmlessly, therefore reducing the risk of injury to residents.
SAFETY glazing can also provide added levels of security as it is capable of withstanding considerable force.
SAFETY glass should be used in areas where glazing is at risk from human impact (safe breakage) or where glazing is required to form a physical barrier between levels (containment).
SAFETY glass meets a number of National and European standards.
SECURE – security
SECURE glass is designed to minimise the risk of burglary by withstanding significant physical impact and resisting forced entry.
In accordance with BS/EN 356 and BS/EN 1063, security glass is classified to meet the requirements of three different classes:
- Class P1A to P5A vandal-proof
- Class P6B to P8B burglar-proof
- Class BR1 to BR7 and SG1 to SG2 bullet-proof