Commercial Glazing Specialists

At Crucial, we know glazing. Our customers come back to us again and again for our expert knowledge, reliable high quality and excellent customer service. As specialist commercial glazing manufacturers, we understand the fantastic benefits and qualities that double glazed units have to offer to a huge variety of businesses and projects. Supplying a wide range of new and replacement units with a quick turnaround time, you can be certain that with Crucial, you will get the quality and speed you need with the guarantee of a team that really know how to look after you.

About Double Glazed Units

Simply put, double glazed units are windows that are made up of two panes of glass. These panes are separated by a layer of air or gas. Their clever design provides an effective thermal barrier, much more so than single-pane windows, which facilitates the maintenance of indoor temperatures. They are an excellent way to keep homes and businesses warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Commercial window glazing is used in construction for a wide array of projects and creates a modern, stylish finish. Glazed units can be used for curtain glazing and structural glazing alike but it’s important to speak to reputable commercial glazing manufacturers and suppliers, like Crucial, to ensure you are getting exactly the right style and size for your project.

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The Qualities and Benefits of Double Glazed Units:

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Improved energy efficiency

The design of double glazed units provides superior insulation properties in comparison to single glazing. The gap between the two panes of glass, along with the insulating layer of air or gas between them, helps to reduce the amount of heat that escapes from the inside of the building to the outside. For businesses and domestic projects alike, this means significant energy savings and lower heating and cooling bills for the proprietors.

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Reduced noise pollution

The layer of air or gas between the two panes of glass also helps to reduce the amount of noise that can pass through the window, making double glazed units an effective way to reduce noise pollution from outside. This makes them an attractive option for any buildings that are situated on busy roads, in the centre of towns and cities or near airports.

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Increased security

By nature and design, double glazed units are resilient and tough. This makes them more difficult to break than single-pane windows, creating a more secure option for homes and businesses. Additionally, architects and project managers have the option of mechanically toughened or tempered glass on buildings or projects for which an even higher level of safety or security is a requirement.

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Reduced condensation

The insulating layer of air or gas between the two panes of glass helps to reduce the amount of condensation that forms on windows. This can help to prevent mould and mildew growth, which, if left to develop can be harmful to health.

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Enhanced comfort

Double glazed units help to maintain a more consistent indoor temperature, which can lead to a more comfortable living or working environment. They can also help to reduce drafts and cold spots near windows. Managing indoor temperatures is essential for organisations like hospitals, schools and health centres due to their vulnerable visitors and occupants.

The Types of Double Glazed Units Supplied by Crucial

K Glass

Identified for its super energy efficient qualities, K Glass’s coating assists by letting heat in from the outside whilst also reflecting any heat generated inside back into a building. It is used for the inner pane of a double glazed unit.

Laminated Glass

A type of safety glass, laminated glass holds itself together, if shattered. This is facilitated by engineering a sheer layer of plastic between two thin panes of glass.

Soft Coat Glass

With a microscopic coating, designed to improve thermal efficiency, soft coat glass reflects heat better than standard glass, therefore helping to keep buildings warm.

Toughened Glass

Also called tempered glass, it can be up to x5 stronger than ordinary glass. It is engineered by subjecting ordinary glass to high temperatures and then cooled rapidly.

Annealed Glass

A more economic choice than toughened glass, annealed glass is thermally treated to relieve any internal stresses but is softer than tempered or toughened glass. Ideal for customers with a budget and those who want to cut, shape or finish it themselves.

Pattern Glass

A decorative style that has been etched with a design, frequently with a semi opaque or frosted finish appearance. Used to add visual interest to glazing and good for areas where privacy is a concern.

Single Glazed

Although rare in today’s market, single glazing is still available from commercial glazing manufacturers and is used for construction where retaining heat is not a requirement, such as rooms that get very hot.

Double Glazed

As discussed, double glazing units are those made up of two panes of any of the above types of glass.

Triple Glazed

Using a third pane of glass further improves the acoustic and thermal properties of a glazed unit. A variety of glazing can be used to make up these units.

Why choose Crucial?

With an award winning team, Crucial’s priority is maintaining consistently high standards in both product and customer service. We make our customers feel truly looked after and are on hand to ensure we supply the best products for their projects and jobs. With expert advice and years of dedicated experience in commercial window glazing, Crucial have a host of good customer reviews, so you don’t just need to take our word for it!

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