IMC Glass are the principal supplier for glazing for your windows at Timeless Sash Windows.
Keeping old houses warm is on the mind of many. This is not simply a fact of the focus on emissions and climate change. It is in fact, more efficient to retro-fit an existing house than to build a new one, in terms of embodied energy use. However, the major complaints with older houses is that they are energy guzzling machines with high carbon output.
IMC Glass recently won an Architects Choice Award for Best Exterior Product for their Slim Glaze. This is a specialist double glazed unit, especially suited to older properties.
When you choose to retro-fit double glazing into frames that were designed for single glazing, your window surveyor will decide whether the timber frames are suitable enough to house a heavier double glazed section. In such situations Slim Glaze is the perfect choice. An ultra-slim, low-sight line double glazed unit which, using the latest technology, can offer high heat retaining benefits for your home. This is especially important when you have to balance historic preservation with comfort and environment requirements. In addition, it works beautifully in newly constructed homes wanting to achieve that historic look.
Slim Glaze units start at 11mm, the thickness of a biro.
Furthermore, IMC can customise Slim Glaze according to your requirements. For example, one of the panes of glass can be Pilkington Opti-White which increases solar gain, in turn reducing heating bills in the winter. Another advantage of this glass is that it is practically colourless, in comparison with standard glass.
Alternatively if noise reduction is of paramount importance,you can choose Pilkington Optiphon Acoustic laminated glass. Once incorporated into the Slim Glaze unit, this high-performing noise insulation works by combining various thicknesses of glass with a special polyvinyl butyral interlayer to achieve noise reduction requirements.
In conclusion, IMC Slim Glaze is the perfect solution in combination with our timber frame manufacturing expertise. We custom make each window to order with the appropriate glazing and and our expert team will then fit it in your property. We can ensure the maximum lifespan from your new windows in a warmer home.
Published 12th December 2019
Jennie Ritchie, Timeless Sash Windows