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performance of double glazing soars. Because the gas is denser than air, it acts as a much more effective barrier to heat loss and absorption in the home. In fact, argon increases a home’s thermal performance by up to 15%. For its part, Low E glass reflects long wave radiation – keeping the heat inside during cold winter days while ensuring the interiors are cool in summer. Thermal breaks add to this, avoiding heat transfer through the build envelope. “By using our Low E Xcel unit, Bob Burnett was able to achieve the highest possible insulation performance for the double glazing.” Above: Benefits of the high-tech glazing solution on the interior were maximised by generous-sized windows with the maximum number north-facing. Left: The high-spec green house also offers all the typical advantages required of a family home, such as an easy indoor-outdoor flow. The fully insulated glazing was vital given the amount of glass in the bi-fold doors. search | save | share at