Glazing is an important component to get right when attempting to achieve an energy-efficient build. Glass lets a high percentage of energy pass through (sunlight), trapping in the subsequent heat. Your eco build project  can also benefit from the natural daylight that glass allows in – meaning more glass and less energy used for heating or lighting. Glass can also be a  poor insulator; once  its not receiving sunlight, heat energy is reduced quite quickly – so using double-glazing or triple-glazing will enhance the heat-retaining qualities of your build.

An energy-efficient design should include enough glass for your build to benefit from as much of the sun’s free heat and natural daylight as possible, but not so much glass that your home gets too warm in summer, and too cold in winter.

Take advantage of the sun

The best natural energy which is, of course, free of cost is the sun. This is called solar gain. To make the most of this principle, we will work with you to maximise this solar gain both in the summer and winter. The orientation of the glazing and thermal mass is a winning combination at the design stage.

Lindricks preferred glazing is triple glazed as regulation is a solar gain is a little easier, noise reduction is also reduced and a high degree thermal comfort is achieved (low u-value). High-performance argon or Crypton filled glazing units will give the best trade-off between cost and performance.