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Title: Insulating glazing units

Ref Code: DG453
Authors: S L Garvin

Abstract1: Insulating glass units (IGUs) sealed double- or triple-glazing units are commonly installed in timber, PVC-U, aluminium, steel and composite frames. They have better thermal insulation properties than single panes of glass and enable reductions in energy use and allow designers to meet the requirements of building regulations. This Digest covers good practice in glazing with IGUs, with particular emphasis on long-term durability. It covers the main standards for glazing, general principles of good glazing, site and factory glazing, and specific requirements of different types of frame. It also gives a maintenance checklist for ensuring continued sound performance of the system.



Year Published: 2000

ISBN: 978-1-86081-435-8


Pages: 12


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