Selectaglaze: helping projects achieve BREEAM ratings

The volume of energy wasted, and the thermally efficiency of our buildings have become key topics on an environmental and financial level.

Our buildings account for more than 40 per cent of all carbon emissions, therefore the need to design ways to reduce our ‘footprints’ has become an important concern.

Selectaglaze secondary glazing systems using low emissivity glass can reduce heat loss by more than half across the window and achieve a U-value of around 1.9. With sealed unit glazing this is further reduced, and a figure as low as 1.3 is achievable.

When there is a requirement for airtightness, secondary glazing can provide substantial improvements, especially when changing the original draughty windows is not possible. This is generally when a building is Listed or sits within a Conservation area.

Air permeability performance below 5m³/h.m³ is readily achieved with Selectaglaze sliding systems and below 1m3/h.m³ with Selectaglaze hinged systems.

Secondary glazing is an independent window fitted to the room side of a building, and is a subtle and fully reversible adaptation, making it widely accepted by most Heritage bodies.

All of Selectaglaze’s units are custom-made to each window and using high performance seals ensure the tightest fit, reducing air infiltration and virtually eradicating drafts.

Selectaglaze secondary glazing has been used on buildings across different sectors from Listed offices to new build hotels helping projects achieve high BREEAM ratings. Selectaglaze has worked on projects such as Wiltshire Town Hall and Ham Yard Hotel which have both achieved a BREEAM

“Excellent” rating and Albany House and Mortimer Street apartments have received a BREEAM “Very Good”.

The Selectaglaze range is extensively tested and offers designs to suit all buildings across all sectors. Selectaglaze Technical Advisors will be at Ecobuild to offer technical advice on the benefits of secondary glazing. Visit them on stand E2152 to see how secondary glazing can help your project.

For further information, please contact Selectaglaze on 01727 837271, e-mail: enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)selectaglaze.co.uk or visit the website.