Clearview fitted secondary glazing in this Victorian home in a conservation area.
Many of the houses Clearview work on are in conservation areas in and around the UK’s major towns and cities – where period homes still have their original windows. Often, the window frames are still in good condition, but the original, single glazed panes make the rooms noisy, cold and draughty.
Secondary glazing is perfect for this type of Edwardian, Victorian or Georgian property. It is virtually invisible from the outside, very discreet on the inside, and secondary glazing helps retain heat in a room, reducing energy bills, and making life more comfortable for the occupants.
Clearview’s secondary glazing means you can keep a period property‘s attractive original windows instead of replacing them. It was for this reason that Liz and Stuart Saunders called Clearview, after reading about the company in a local magazine. The Saunders’ home was built in 1870, and still had its original window frames. They were in good condition, but, like many other similar homes, the front lounge and kitchen could be freezing in winter, and draughty.
Clearview fitted secondary glazing to the large bay window shown in these pictures, and two kitchen windows. The secondary glazed panels have helped the rooms retain heat, making them pleasant to relax in, without having to turn up the heating.
Says Liz: “I wanted to keep the original Victorian windows because they are a lovely feature – but our rooms downstairs could become very cold.
Once we decided to have secondary glazing, it was fitted in a day, and no redecoration was necessary. Clearview’s fitting team were very helpful, showing me how easy it was to open the secondary glazing and clean its panels. I liked the fact that there were so many frame colours to choose from, which really helps make the units discreet. I opted for an off-white that matches our blinds. It really blends into the room.”
Clearview’s secondary glazing is suitable for nearly all styles of window, and can slide, tilt or turn to suit your requirements. It is ideal for period properties, and listed buildings because it doesn’t affect the original window, and is barely noticeable inside or out.
The easy to fit, open and clean frames are more cost effective than replacement windows, and available in a wide range of colours, including white, mahogany, and light oak, plus special RAL finishes.
English Heritage have published research showing that Clearview’s methods match the performance of double glazing.