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At Armour Glass, our krypton filled heritage units can be shipped nationally, we have over 13 years of expertise

Duplex Glazing Systems

There are more things that are more important to a room than light – especially natural light – a house’s construction matter so much as a duplex glazing systems. Armour Glass Ltd have 13 years experience in the glass industry, so we have built up a wealth of expertise in making the most attractive glass.

What is the Duplex Glazing System?

Double Glazed Units are basically 2 panels of glass held together around the perimeter with a spacer and sealant to hold them apart. The air or inert gas if used remains still within the cavity and creates a measure of insulation.

Inert insulating gases are used in the cavity of double glazed units to improve the insulating factor, and the best results are obtained with Low E glass and inert gas. There are various inert gases on the market which perform in different width of cavities. The most common and cheapest gas is argon and will perform in cavities up to 20mm.

Generally the heavier the gas the better the insulation, but only in smaller cavities. Krypton is a much heavier gas and therefore provides optimum insulation in smaller cavities, making it an ideal solution for properties where the aesthetic importance of the glazing is high such as conservation areas and period properties, giving the illusion of single glazed windows with all the thermal benefits of double glazing therefore making the property more energy efficient.

Duplex Glazing
Window units built using the Duplex glazing system have consistent insulating properties, and the design of these windows also ensures that they are less susceptible to water ingress at the bead’s crucifix joints. They therefore have good weatherproof properties and a reliable thermal value. The distance between the panes, as well as the glass used, is important in making sure the windows are not vulnerable to thermal change. Choosing a window specification often involves bespoke measurements – windows should be cut to the exact shape required by an individual property. Cutting glass raises costs, so cutting a single sheet is more cost-effective than cutting four, nine or other arrangements of individual panes for a window. The Duplex glazing system is an effective way of allowing a single pane of glass while retaining the appearance of a panelled window.

Contact Us

Armour Glass Ltd, Unit 8, Newbridge Industrial Estate, Pitt Street, Keighley BD21 4PQ

01535 685805

sales@armourglass.co.uk