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Secondary Glazing

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Max: 3050mm
Max: 2030mm

Approximate Weight: 11.90 g

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Details

Secondary glazing is an effective way to improve the temperature of your home, as well as reducing sound pollution and enhancing the security of your property. It’s an affordable alternative to traditional double glazing that provides just as many great benefits, and are compatible with period properties and historic homes.

Secondary glazing works by fitting a discreet internal window into an existing single or double-glazed window to make it more insulating and efficient. Due to the optical clarity that acrylic provides, there’s no noticeable difference between the visibility or light transmission of your single glazed windows and the results of secondary glazing.

It is often a preferable alternative to double glazing, particularly for heritage properties, as it doesn’t detract from the external character and look of the windows but gives all of the insulating benefits without causing condensation. Our clear acrylic or polycarbonate is easy to fit, due to its lightweight qualities, and can be removed easily too, meaning when the seasons change, the panels can be removed until the winter.

When you install secondary glazing into your property, you achieve the same insulating benefits of double glazings, such as lower energy bills and improved heat transfer. Secondary glazing can reduce heat loss via windows by around 65% which is 10% more than double glazing.

Secondary glazing also provides better value for money, as it becomes cost-effective, as well as being removable to suit styles and fashions. It is also a fantastic option for those who are looking to insulate against noise, such as those in multistory buildings, or with buildings against the road, as when the secondary glazing is fitted, it has been found to reduce noise by up to 80% without needing to be fit to the exterior of the frame.

Key Features

Excellent Clarity

Clear Perspex® acrylic, polycarbonate, and high impact polystyrene sheets give excellent optical clarity, ranging up to 92% light transmission, higher than most types of glass, making our clear plastic sheets an advantageous option for use in windows or as a skylight. 

Versatile

Clear Perspex® acrylic sheets are incredibly durable, so are often used as a secondary glazing alternative to glass, as it is resistant to impact and is shatterproof, making it a safer option. Further, clear plastic sheets are particularly useful for sheds and around the home with children and pets.

Comparably, our polycarbonate is 300 hundred times stronger than glass and 30 times stronger than our Perspex® acrylic sheets, as well as being shatter-resistant. You can expect at least 20 years of continued use from these long-lasting panels without showing signs of deterioration.

Weather Resistant

Clear acrylic sheeting is UV and weather-resistant, as well as being resistant to prolonged exposure to sunlight. In addition, clear acrylic sheets are also resistant to most chemicals and have a low moisture absorption rate, so clear plastic sheets are useful for a host of different environments and are perfect for outdoor applications.

Durable

With a higher impact tolerance to acrylic sheeting, clear polycarbonate sheets make a stronger, long-lasting alternative to both acrylic and glass. At its thickest point polycarbonate is also resistant to bullets, and its brake form is a tenth of an inch thick.

Malleable

Clear cast Perspex® acrylic sheeting is easy to fabricate and can be cut, drilled and shaped to any requirements, so it’s a flexible material to work with. The cut surfaces can be polished and sanded easily for a more professional finish to your sheeting.

Inexpensive

HIPs works out at one-third of the price of clear acrylic relative to square meter sheets, allowing secondary glazing to become an accessible inexpensive task to complete. 

Maintainable

All of our secondary glazing plastic options are equally easy to clean, with just warm soapy water and a microfibre cloth needed to ensure a hygienic finish.

Acrylic Secondary Glazing Specifications

Material Acrylic
Finish Clear
Maximum Sheet Size 3050mm x 2030mm
Available Thicknesses 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm
Light Transmission > 92%
Fire Rating UK Class 3 fire rating
Water Absorption 0.2%
Manufacturers Tolerances +/- 10 % plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)
Cutting Tolerances +/- 1mm

 

Polycarbonate Secondary Glazing Specifications

Material Polycarbonate
Finish Clear
Available Thicknesses 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm
Maximum Sheet Size 3050mm x 2030mm
Minimum Sheet Size 100mm x 50mm
Fire Rating UK Class 1 Fire Rating
Water Absorption 0.15%
Manufacturers Tolerances +/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)
Cutting Tolerances +/- 1mm

 

HIPs Secondary Glazing Specifications

Material Polystyrene
Finish High Impact Modified
Available Thicknesses 3mm
Maximum Sheet Size 3050mm x 2030mm
Minimum Sheet Size 100mm x 50mm
Fire Rating UK Class 4 Fire Rating
Water Absorption 0.3%
Manufacturers Tolerances +/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)
Cutting Tolerances +/- 1mm

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you use for secondary glazing?

Secondary glazing can be done with a clear acrylic or polycarbonate sheet, attached into place with a removable fastener such as our magnetic tape, allowing you to remove the secondary glazing during the warmer periods.

Can perspex be used for double glazing?

Due to the optical clarity that acrylic provides, there’s no noticeable difference between the visibility or light transmission of your single glazed windows and the results of secondary glazing. Often a preferable alternative to double glazing, particularly for heritage properties, acrylic doesn’t detract from the external character and look of the windows but gives all of the insulating benefits without causing condensation.

Does plastic secondary glazing work?

When you install secondary glazing into your property, you achieve the same insulating benefits of double glazings, such as lower energy bills and improved heat transfer. Secondary glazing can reduce heat loss via windows by around 65% which is 10% more than double glazing.

How do you measure secondary glazing?

Using a measuring tape, record the measurements in millimetres of the window height and width. It is also worth considering that not all windows are perfectly shaped so measurements will need to be taken in multiple places for a truly accurate end result.

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