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What is the most efficient disposition of windows to prevent thermal loss and improve lighting?

Glazing is expensive and causes thermal loss. With those two considerations in mind, what configuration of windows is the most efficient in terms of reducing the area used by windows and maximizing a ...
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What's the optimal glass separation for secondary glazing?

We've bought a huge Georgian B&B in the UK. It has vast single-glazed windows. The house is not listed however we want to retain as much fabric as possible. Therefore we are looking at secondary ...
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Can you fit double glazing with secondary glazing?

We have a very old property that has secondary glazing as it is close to the M6.We want to have new double glazed windows fitted. Can they be fitted from the outside and retain the secondary glazing ...
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Photo voltaic windows Pro - Cons. Where to get them?

I intend to build a house in the near future and I want it done in a proper way. From my perspective "proper way" means also as much as self sustainable as possible. Hence I intend to generate/produce ...
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How can I determine the U-value (or R-value) of my existing double glazing system?

Is there an easy way to determine the U-value (or R-value) of an existing fitted double glazing system? Two options spring to mind, looking up the value in some kind of database (sadly I have no idea ...
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Is secondary triple glazing a practical way to reduce energy costs?

I have been considering installing secondary double glazing units in my home in an attempt to turn my double glazed windows into triple glazed windows. I understand the law of diminishing returns, ...
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