What type of window frames are best?
The most energy efficient window frames are made from materials that won't transfer heat and cold, such as timber, uPVC or combination frames. The type of window frames you choose can help you:
• reduce heat loss during winter
• reduce heat gain during summer.
UPVC vs. Aluminium window frames?
uPVC frames – an efficient frame type used with double-glazed windows is uPVC, or un-plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride. uPVC frames have been used in Europe and the United States for many years, as they perform in a similar manner to timber frames but ...
What do I need to consider in regard to window frames?
The most energy efficient window frames are made from materials that won't transfer heat and cold, such as timber, uPVC or combination frames. You should consider: U-values - Windows consist of glazing and framing. Both components contribute to the ...
Which type of insulation is the best and what is the difference between the types?
When insulating your home, you can choose from many types of insulation. To choose the best type of insulation, you should first determine the following: • Where you want or need to install/add insulation • The recommended R-values for areas you want ...
What type/brand of insulation is best to buy?
The benefits of each type of bulk insulation material are summarised below. Insulation material Low toxicity Environmentally friendly Soundproof Polyester ✓✓ ✓✓ ✓ Natural wool ✓✓✓ ✓✓✓ ✓ Glass wool ✓ ✓ ✓✓ Rockwool ✓ ✓ ✓✓ Cellulose fibre ✓✓ ✓✓ ✓ ...
Will window film provide day-time/night-time privacy?
(Source: convo with Veronica) There are two families of film: summer heat-rejecting and year-round insulating Year-round film is too light for daytime privacy Summer (i.e. heat-rejecting) films come in a whole range of colour palates that provide ...