“We prayed for warmth.”
Clear View fit secondary glazing at Endcliffe Methodist Church on the outskirts of Sheffield
In the beginning… there were only draughty, single-glazed windows in the lower hall of Endcliffe Methodist Church. For years, visitors had prayed for warmth. Now those prayers have been answered, thanks to Clear View fitting secondary glazing to 13 windows. The church – built in 1904 – allows various organisations to use its lower hall for activities such as yoga classes, and playgroups. But during previous winters the hall’s temperature could be chilling because too much heat escaped through windows. This problem was of concern to John Bailey, who has been property manager at the church for 20 years – but then he heard about Clear View Secondary Glazing. He says: “I was told how Clear View had fitted secondary glazing to a church in 20 miles away, so I went to have a look at what had been done. The people who ran the church spoke very highly of Clear View and the products they had fitted.“
As a result, Endcliffe Methodist Church successfully applied to Sheffield City Council’s Climate Change Fund for a grant to insulate the lower hall using secondary glazing. The work involved Clear View working on windows in high and tricky positions, but the project was completed within two days. The insulating panels are virtually invisible. Says John: “We are very grateful to Sheffield City Council for funding the project, and to Clear View. There was no mess or fuss. The hall is now much warmer, and we look forward to lower fuel bills.”
Clear View, have fitted 1000s of secondary glazing frames, and their service is becoming increasingly popular as word spreads that they can often insulate properties within a day. Clear View installation work is done so carefully that there is no need for redecorating.
Clear View’s secondary glazing is so well designed and installed that it is invisible from the outside, and barely noticable inside. Frames come in a range of colours, including white, mahogany, and light oak. There are various styles: sliding- sash, hinged, horizontal, or vertical-sliding. The glazing is easy to fit, open, and clean, and much cheaper than double-glazing. It is also more cost-effective than renewing old, single-glazed wooden units. Replacement of frames is not the best idea, as the timber used in Victorian/Edwardian windows is usually far superior to that of today. In many cases the wood has lasted well over 100 years, and with a little attention will last another century. Clear View can also supply the materials for you to fit their secondary glazing yourself, or his expert installers will do the work. English Heritage have published research proving Clear View’s products can match the performance of double glazing. This information can be downloaded from Clear View’s website.