Customer had single glazed aluminum windows; these are the “standard” cheap and nasty windows that we often come across. They are generally about 3-4mm thick glass and let a lot of nuisance noise in.
We recommend Nut Tree uPVC windows and doors for Pye, this will help significantly reduce the noise issues and he will have the added benefit of thermal efficiency along with maintenance free timber look windows/doors.
Nut Tree uPVC windows and triple stacking door, we used an awning window for the bathroom as that gave the best ventilation for the size and position of the window, we also recommended a triple stacking door to get the biggest opening possible and to have a very versatile door.
Key locking handles to all windows to help enhance security.
The standard IGU (insulated glass unit) used, is made up of a 4mm pane with a 16mm argon gas filled gap and 4mm pane on the outside.
Using a standard uPVC double glazed window we can achieve a great u value of 2.3. The u-value is the amount of heat transferred through a material. The lower the U-value, the slower the rate of heat flow and the better the insulating quality ( therefore the lower the u-value the better!) To give you a rough idea of how great that result is a standard single pane window generally sits around the u-value of 6.
The solar heat gain coefficient or SHGC is also nice and low at 0.43. This is the percentage of heat gained from both direct sunlight and absorbed heat. Again smaller the number, the greater the ability to reduce solar heat gain.