What is glazing?
Glazing refers to the part of a wall or window made from glass. In modern window manufacturing and mounting, only multi-layered insulating glass is used. This means two or more panes are bonded above spacers with putty. The insulating glass is surrounded by a secondary seal to create laminated insulating glass edge.
Separate glass panes usually have a thickness of 4mm, but they can also have 5, 6 or 8mm depending on their purpose
The larger they get, the thicker they have to be made
You can choose to have double or triple glazing
What is double glazing?
Double-glazing is a window consisting of two panes of glass separated by a layer of trapped argon gas. The layer of argon gas has 67% of thermal conductivity of air, making it a poor conductor of heat, thus keeping warm air trapped inside your home and helping improve energy efficiency.
This extra pane of glass also acts as a secondary barrier to noise, helping keep your home nice and quiet, and strengthens the window to improve security.
How does double glazing work?
Double glazing uses two panes of glass separated by a layer of argon gas to keep your home more energy efficient and reduce sound. The argon gas is a poor heat conductor and therefore keeps warm air from escaping, while the second pane of glass acts as a barrier to noise.
Keep out noise
While it won’t completely block out all noise, installing double glazing can significantly reduce the noise you hear from outside. The amount of noise the windows blocks out can depend on factors, such as vent size and the age of the windows.
Reduce your bills and energy usage
If you’re replacing older units, it'll save energy and therefore money on your bills. You can calculate the amount you might save on your energy bills using the Glass and Glazing Federation’s energy calculator(➚). As an example, a detached house with 23.7m² of windows and electric heating upgrading from single glazed wooden windows to A-rated casement windows could save £325.26 a year.
Why Mersey Locksmiths for your glazing?
24/7 and emergency glazing service
Mersey Locksmiths are available around the clock. We can either book in a specific slot with you, or have an emergency call-out available - unlike some, we don't add any emergency call-out fees to your free, no-obligation quote.
We carry a large range of materials and tools
We aim to get the job done first time which is why we have all the materials and tools needed for our boarding up service in the workshop in our van. Get a free quote.
Glazing service to insurance company standards
We use the latest methods and modern materials. We'll run you through your glazing options and make sure we find the right solution for you.
Affordable pricing, flexible payments
We don't charge VAT and, as we're local, we're able to get to you quickly and do the job at the right price. You can pay by cash, or credit/debit card for convenience.
Trusted, qualified, local experts
We're CORGI Fenestration Skilled Locksmiths(➚) and City & Guilds(➚) accredited. Our technicians carry ID cards and are DBS(➚) checked. We're fully insured and provide a professional and efficient glazing service for your business or home across Liverpool, Cheshire and West Lancs.
Don't just take our word for it...
"My windows were cracked after some clown put a brick through them. Nick was out quickly and boarded up the windows until the glass was ready. So happy with these guys!" Thomas, Formby
Here when you need us
We'd love to help you with our glazing service when you're ready. All our quotes are free and 100% no-obligation which you can arrange online or by calling us. If it's an emergency, we recommend calling us to make sure we can help you as soon as possible.
Your free, no-obligation callback from Mersey Locksmiths
We'll call you to understand what you need and provide a free, no obligation quote
We can also answer any questions you may have about our glazing service
If you're happy, we'll arrange a free business or home visit on a date and at a time that works for you
Last updated: 12 May 2020