Viennese bars are mounted with an adhesive on either outward facing side of the glass only, or both sides. Therefore, they have no effect on the window's energy efficiency and ability to insulate. With multiple glazing, the space between panes can also optionally feature a matching bar. This makes them nearly indistinguishable from genuine old-fashioned muntins. For this reason, the Viennese technique is often used in historic buildings.
Standard uPVC profiles are pristine white. Decors, or decorative patterns, mimic timber in order to give uPVC windows the same look as wood. They are applied directly at the factory during the production process in the form of a special foil.
Note: All the decor and wood colours illustrated here appear only as an indication of the original colours. This is because the screen resolution or the quality of the graphic card. We always recommend you to use the colour selection of the original as reference sample. We undertake no guarantee or liability where there is colour variation between the colours shown on your computer screen and the actual colour.
Used many times a day and taken for granted, handles are an essential part of any window or door. Descon Coframe offers a wide selection of premium handles to match your style and needs. Far from an after thought, modern handles feature a variety of technical and aesthetic upgrades compared to the past from material and ergonomics to spindle. The most common models fitted are simple white uPVC handles that can be found in almost every home. For a more elegant look, you can also choose from premium stainless steel or silver models
With push button locks, pressure cylinders require a small button on the handle to be pushed in order to regulate whether the handle can be moved or not.
The next step up and well suited to homes requiring extra security are handles with lock. Adding locking handles helps to ensure that your window won't be a pushover.
Invite the old-world charm of an arched window and take the aesthetic value of your home to another level. An arched window is rectangular at the base and semi-circled or arched on the top, the ones that you see in artworks. Break the monotony of rectangular windows without compromising on the inward allowance of air and sunshine.
The right glazing can save you money, keep warm air in, protect your home and regulate light and temperature. Homes across the world differ in their local climate, construction materials, orientation and size. Moreover, each window of that home has a different purpose. Bathroom windows need to provide light and occasional ventilation but cannot be see-through. Skylights should provide maximum light but pose little risk for forced entry. Patio doors however should be large, offer maximum views but be difficult to break. Modern glazing offers solutions to each of these needs both alone and in combination.
Windows can do so much more than look good and let light in. Based on the location of the window including its orientation to the sun, what floor it is on and the room it is in, the following features should be considered:
A ground level patio door in a busy area should include all of the above three features for example. Second floor windows, however, would only need insulation and sound reduction. Insulated glazing alone would suffice for a suburban home for example
Laminated Safety Glass from the outside
Imagine a heating vent or radiator right in front of a big hole in the wall. Every minute your heat is running, you're wasting both energy and money while hurting the environment. Old windows and poor glazing aren't that different. Whether a window, door or a conservatory, the type of glazing used in your home plays a significant role in its insulating ability, your home's energy efficiency overall and of course your monthly bills!
The U-value defines the amount of heat moving from inside to outside through one square meter in one per second – in other words, it measures how well something insulates.
Noise pollution in larger cities is an important aspect that can even cause health damage. Effective noise absorption properties depend on several factors:
Proper installation of the frame is also critical and just as important as the glazing itself. The highest level of soundproofing can stop noise from coming through gaps between the window frame and masonry.
Everyone is familiar with frosted glass, the most common form of privacy glass. It can be seen in doctors' offices, meeting rooms and public buildings everywhere. In fact, if you have a bathroom window, it likely has some form of ornamental glazing that prevents people from seeing in. Privacy glass is translucent and comes in a variety of patterns from simple frosted to rain like patterns.
Windows are made to be opened. But when insects end up buzzing about indoors, you may start thinking twice about enjoying the fresh air from your open windows. Luckily, fly screens are available nowadays to fit any window or door type, whether permanently installed or removable. Keep unwanted pests out of your home with one of our made to measure solutions