Our range of Triple glazed windows & doors
There is a lot of thing written on the internet about triple glazing, some of which KJM does not believe to be true. There are claims that it will considerably improve sound insulation and some people claim the insulation is not much better than some ‘A’ rated double glazing. There are different sizes of triple glazing and this can have a marked effect on the thermal performance of the window, our Managing Director Mark Pearce has written an article to try and clarify the main points on our Blog page – Triple Glazing
44mm Triple glazed window
This is type of window offers about 50% better insulation than our “A” rated double glazing. It is in most cases over 25% better insulated than our rivals 36mm triple glazing. We can also offer 28mm triple glazed units (2 x 8mm gaps) filled with krypton gas and 3 layers of 4mm glass (as our 44mm system), which achieves a centre pane u-value of 0.60. We offer this smaller unit because some of our range cannot accept the wider 44mm units and some of our customers prefer the bead detail on the 28mm system. Krypton gas works better on smaller air-gaps than argon, but is MUCH more expensive than argon filled units. Either way KJM can provide a triple glazed unit to suit your requirements.
KJM are members of the Glass and Glazing Federation, Which? Trusted Traders, Network Veka and FENSA registered. We have a showroom that you can view our entire product range. This also includes hardwood & aluminium windows, doors and conservatories to enhance your home.
We pride ourselves for the quality of our products, installation and after sales service and can provide many recommendations in your local area. Our sales team give free, no-hassle quotations, without the sales gimmicks often used within our industry. KJM offers a range of double glazed & triple glazed windows, doors (including composite, patio french & bi folding doors) and conservatories in Hampshire and the surrounding counties.
- Triple Glazing (Full webpage)
Improved security over double glazed windows, due to the extra pane of toughened glass. Internally glazed windows offer added security and prevents the removal of the glass from the outside.
There is no major gain having triple glazing with three equal thicknesses of glass. The best solution would be with a thicker centre pane, please enquire for further information.
44mm sealed units filled with two 16mm cavities of argon gas. Argon gas is heavier than air, so acts as an insulator
Warm edge spacer bars made from a composite material to stop the cold-bridge across the unit.
Two coatings of low-emissivity glass (Low E). This is a microscopically thin coating that stops the heat from your house going outside.
Triple Glazing Prices Hampshire
We can supply both trade and offer supply only costs for our triple glazing range. We also are in partnership with local builders, who can tackle extensions and new-build projects. At KJM we don’t just sell “White PVC Windows” we offer a huge range including the handcrafted Beaumont & Residence 9 PVCu systems, Deceuninck Style-Line 70mm fully sculptured and bevelled windows from Veka & Profile 22 complete the PVC line-up. We also offer a full range of conservatories, doors including composite front doors and bi-folding doors.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will installing triple glazed windows cause overheating in the summer?
This is a common misconception, the level of solar gain is actually less than a double glazed unit due to the extra pane of glass and cavity. The overall energy balance of a triple glazed window will ensure that more heat is retained in the room in the colder months of the year.
This can cause a small problem in the winter months as the external pane of glass is not being heated from the house and this will result in external condensation in certain conditions. This will generally happen on a cold, clear and still winter’s nights and will normally clear quickly in the morning.
Are triple glazed windows worth it?
The cost of triple glazing is obviously more than double glazing. The u-value of a triple glazed window with the correct spacing between the panes of glass and argon gas offers up to a 50% improvement over A rated double glazing. If you are replacing your windows, building a new house or an extension then it is certainly worth considering.
The truth is it would take many years to repay the additional cost, but it will help save on your energy bills immediately and some would argue it would make your house more attractive to potential buyers if you decided to sell it. Houses in the UK have to have an energy performance certificate when being put up for sale.
How much do triple glazed windows cost?
As a rough guide triple glazing will cost on average around £150 extra per window over double glazing, based on one square metre of glass. This would be the average window size of a 1.2m square (4ft) UK window as it would have around one square metre of glass.
Are triple glazed windows better than double glazing?
Good quality triple glazed windows are up to 50% more thermally efficient than ‘A’ rated double glazed windows, so you would see an immediate effect on energy savings. If you home has older double glazed windows or even single glazing then the improvement would be huge, as an example the u-value of a single pane of glass is 5.5, the u-value of a 44mm triple glazed unit is around 0.5. This would considerably reduce condensation on the internal face of the glass and cold spots around the window and in your room.
What do triple glazed windows do?
For a long time windows in the UK were single glazed, in the 1980’s double glazing really took off. Back in the day the best double glazed window had a u-value of around 3 w/m²k. The glass units were made of two panes of normal glass with a metal spacer holding them apart. Triple glazed windows have changed the thermal performance hugely.
Today, the units are manufactured with three panes of glass, two of them will have a low-e coating, the gaps between the panes are filled with an inert gas commonly argon. Finally the triple glazed unit will have two warm edge spacers that stop cold transferring through the edge of the glass. This will normally reduce the overall whole window u-value down to less than 1 w/m²k. Do remember all triple glazing is not the same, generally with argon filled units, the gaps between the panes should be 16mm, any smaller and the efficiency will be less.
Are smaller triple glazed units available?
We can offer 28mm triple glazed units (2 x 8mm gaps) filled with krypton gas and 3 layers of 4mm glass, which achieves a centre pane U-value of 0.50 W/m2K. We offer this smaller unit to accommodate for the smaller units that we offer and for our customers who prefer the bead detail on the 28mm system. Krypton gas works better on smaller air-gaps than argon, but is MUCH more expensive than argon filled units. Either way KJM can provide a triple glazed unit to suit your requirements.