How does that work with double glazing? In many areas of life, we have to choose between how well something works, and how good it looks. If we’re really lucky, we can find an option that does both.
Different double glazing framing solutions provide different levels of performance. The poorest thermal and acoustic insulation performance would come from unbroken aluminium frames. These allow some noise and heat to transfer through the frame, even though the glass is double glazed. The best performing frames are timber, thermally-broken aluminium, and uPVC.
Of the three frame materials, uPVC is probably the winner when you evaluate durability, performance and price. Yet, to be honest, many uPVC frames have been a bit vanilla. That’s no longer true.
Here’s an example of beautiful woodgrain finish double glazing from Eco Home Solutions. We find it in a beautiful home extension in the Melbourne suburb of Glen Waverly. The Designer-Builder who has created this wonderful home, is Melbourne’s 3G Homes. They chose Eco Homes Solutions to provide high-performance double glazed windows and doors throughout the home. The visual result is stunning. Just take a couple of minutes to watch the video…