Glass Options

We have very strict standards when it comes to the glazing products that we use. We are committed to using only high-quality products that will improve the appearance and functionality of your doors and windows.

Choosing The Right Glass

When it comes to adding a touch of elegance and style to your home, one of the best ways to achieve this is by incorporating glass into your doors and windows. Not only does glass enhance the visual appeal of your property, but it also plays a crucial role in determining energy efficiency, sound insulation, and privacy. With a wide array of glass options available, finding the perfect fit for your fenestration products may seem daunting. But worry not, our knowledgeable sales team is here to help you make the right choice!

Enhance your space with natural light

Natural light is essential for creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere in any living space. By choosing the right glass for your doors and windows, you can optimize the amount of sunlight that enters your home, making it feel more spacious and inviting. Glass options such as Low-E coatings and double glazing can help maximize energy efficiency while ensuring your interiors are bathed in beautiful, natural light.

Insulate your home with energy-efficient glass

Energy efficiency is a key concern for homeowners today, and the glass in your doors and windows plays a significant role in keeping your home comfortable year-round. By selecting high-performance glass options, such as double or triple glazing, you can improve your home’s insulation and reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. These energy-efficient options not only help you save on utility bills but also contribute to a greener, more sustainable environment.

Keep noise at bay with soundproof glass

Whether you live near a busy street or simply value peace and quiet, soundproof glass can make a world of difference in your home. Specialized laminated glass, featuring multiple layers of glass and a noise-reducing interlayer, can help block out unwanted sounds from outside, allowing you to enjoy a serene and tranquil indoor environment. Our sales team can guide you through the various soundproof glass options to ensure you find the perfect balance between noise reduction and aesthetics.

Privacy and style with decorative glass

Privacy is an important consideration for many homeowners, and with decorative glass, you can have both privacy and style. From frosted and etched glass to patterned and tinted varieties, decorative glass options allow you to express your personal taste while maintaining a comfortable level of privacy. Choose from our extensive selection of decorative glass styles to find the perfect match for your doors and windows.

In conclusion, the glass you choose for your doors and windows can significantly impact your home’s aesthetics, comfort, and energy efficiency. By understanding the various glass options available and working with our experienced sales team, you can select the perfect glass to meet your specific needs and preferences. So go ahead, add that touch of glass to your home and enjoy the many benefits it has to offer!

Standard Double Glazed Units

Our standard double glazed units provide an exceptional balance of performance and value. These units are constructed with 28mm/1⅛” thickness and feature 4mm toughened glass on both the outside and inside, separated by a 20mm cavity filled with argon gas and fitted with Super Spacer® Bars. This combination offers enhanced thermal efficiency, safety, and durability for your home.

Low-E (K) Coating for Optimal Thermal Performance

Our double glazed units come with a Low-E (K) coating on the inside, which significantly improves their thermal properties. This special coating allows natural light to enter your home freely while reflecting a large portion of short-wave heat energy. During summer months, long-wave heat energy from objects is reflected back outside, helping to keep your home cool and reducing air conditioning costs. In winter, this coating ensures that internal long-wave heat energy is reflected back inside, keeping your home warm and reducing heating expenses.

Toughened Glass for Safety and Durability

Safety is a top priority when choosing glass for your doors and windows. That’s why our double glazed units are made with toughened (or tempered) glass, which is required for all doors and certain windows that meet specific criteria. This type of glass is approximately four times stronger than standard glass, providing enhanced resistance to thermal stress and impact. When shattered, toughened glass breaks into small, relatively harmless pieces, minimizing the risk of injury.

Argon-Filled Cavity for Improved Insulation

Our double glazed units feature a 20mm cavity filled with argon gas, which offers superior thermal insulation compared to air. With 34% lower thermal conductivity than air, argon gas helps to minimize heat transfer between the glass panes, further improving the energy efficiency of your doors and windows.

In summary, our standard double glazed units are an excellent choice for homeowners seeking improved energy efficiency, safety, and durability in their doors and windows. With Low-E (K) coating, toughened glass, and argon-filled cavities, these units provide a high level of performance and protection for your home.

Triple Glazed Units

For homeowners seeking enhanced thermal and acoustic properties, as well as increased security, our triple glazed units are an excellent choice. These high-performance units are available in depths – 28mm to 44mm – to accommodate various door and window styles. Constructed with multiple layers of Planitherm ONE 4mm toughened glass and Low-E glass, these units provide superior insulation and noise reduction compared to standard double glazed options.

Optimal Thermal Performance and Acoustic Insulation

Our triple glazed units feature two cavities, each filled with argon gas and separated by rigid foam spacers. These cavities work in tandem with the Low-E coating on the interior glass pane to minimize heat transfer, ensuring your home stays comfortable throughout the year. Additionally, the multiple layers of glass and gas-filled cavities help to reduce noise infiltration, creating a more peaceful and serene indoor environment.

Increased Security for Peace of Mind

The triple glazed units not only offer improved thermal and acoustic properties, but they also provide an added layer of security for your home. The use of toughened Planitherm ONE glass in both the outer and middle panes, combined with Low-E glass on the inside, ensures that your doors and windows are more resistant to break-ins and forced entry attempts. This added protection gives you the peace of mind you need when it comes to the safety of your home and loved ones.

In conclusion, upgrading to triple glazed units with Low-E coated toughened glass is a smart choice for homeowners who value energy efficiency, noise reduction, and enhanced security. These high-performance units provide superior insulation and protection, ensuring that your home remains comfortable, quiet, and safe throughout the year.

Laminated Impact Glass

Additional protection for a property, laminated impact glass is an excellent choice for vulnerable glazed areas. This type of glass is specifically designed to resist penetration, providing an added layer of security for your doors and windows. While the glass may break upon impact, the plastic inner layer maintains its integrity, continuing to act as a barrier against potential intruders.

Increased Security Against Break-Ins

Laminated impact glass is highly effective in deterring break-ins by slowing down or even preventing burglary attempts. Its unique construction enables it to withstand repeated blows from heavy objects such as bricks, hammers, and crowbars, making it a formidable barrier against forced entry. With laminated glass, you can feel more confident in the safety and security of your home.

Reliable Protection While Awaiting Replacement

In the event that laminated impact glass does sustain damage during an attempted break-in, it still provides a significant level of protection. The glass may crack or shatter, but the plastic inner layer remains intact, limiting penetration and maintaining a barrier between your home and potential intruders. This means that even if your glass requires replacement, your property will remain protected until the new glass can be installed.

In summary, laminated impact glass is a valuable investment for homeowners who prioritize safety and security. Its ability to resist penetration and maintain its protective properties, even when damaged, ensures that your home remains well-defended against break-in attempts. By choosing laminated impact glass for your doors and windows, you can have greater peace of mind knowing that your property is safeguarded against potential threats.

Tinted Glass

If you’re looking for a stylish and practical solution to combat excessive sunlight in your home, consider tinted glass for your doors and windows. This unique type of glass features an anti-sun tint, making it ideal for areas that face direct sunlight. Tinted glass not only helps to regulate indoor temperatures, but also adds an attractive touch of color to your home’s exterior.

A Variety of Colors to Suit Your Style

Tinted glass is available in a range of colors, including grey, bronze, green, and blue, allowing you to find the perfect hue to complement your home’s design. Each color provides a different level of solar protection, so you can select the option that best meets your needs for both aesthetics and functionality. With these various options, you can personalize your doors and windows to create a look that is both visually appealing and practical.

Benefits of Tinted Glass

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, tinted glass offers several practical advantages for homeowners. The anti-sun tinting helps to reduce glare and minimize the amount of heat that enters your home, making your living spaces more comfortable and energy-efficient. Tinted glass can also provide increased privacy by reducing visibility into your home from the outside, without the need for additional window treatments.

In conclusion, tinted glass is an excellent choice for homeowners looking to enhance the appearance of their doors and windows while also addressing the challenges of direct sunlight. With a variety of colors available, you can find the perfect tinted glass to match your home’s design and enjoy the added benefits of increased comfort, energy efficiency, and privacy.

Turtle Glass

As a global company specializing in door and window solutions, we are proud to offer a unique product called Turtle Glass. While this type of glass is not a common request for installations in the UK, we have successfully installed it in various projects around the world, particularly in coastal environments.

Protecting Marine Sea Turtles

Turtle Glass is specifically designed to help protect marine sea turtles during their hatching process. In natural, undeveloped coastal areas, hatchling sea turtles rely on the light of the moon to guide them towards the water. However, in developed environments, artificial lighting can disorient the hatchlings, causing them to move away from the water and risk their survival.

Special Glass with Controlled Light Transmittance

To address this issue, Turtle Glass is crafted to have a Visible Light Transmittance of 45% or less in the wavelengths associated with the visible spectrum, ranging from 400 to 700 nanometers. This controlled light transmittance helps to minimize the impact of artificial lighting on the hatchlings’ navigation, allowing them to safely find their way to the water. Turtle Glass is available in various colors, offering both aesthetic and environmental benefits.

In conclusion, Turtle Glass is an innovative and environmentally-conscious glazing option that plays a vital role in protecting marine sea turtles in developed coastal areas. If you are interested in learning more about this unique glass and its availability, please don’t hesitate to contact our team for further information.

Super Spacer® Bars

In the past, insulating glass units commonly relied on metal double glazing spacer bars, typically made from aluminum, to separate the panes of glass. Unfortunately, these metal spacer bars were highly conductive, leading to heat loss and promoting condensation on the inside of the glass units.

Embracing Modern Technology with Super Spacer® Bars

At Rhino Windows, we prioritize efficiency and innovation, which is why we use Super Spacer® bars in all our glazed units. Super Spacer® is a non-metal, warm edge, pre-desiccated, structural foam spacer system that offers excellent perimeter insulation for sealed glazing units. It is specifically designed to address the issues associated with traditional metal spacer bars, such as heat loss and condensation.

Adapting to Temperature Changes

Another key advantage of Super Spacer® bars is their ability to accommodate expansion and contraction caused by temperature differences. This flexibility helps to prevent fractures in the sealed units, which are a common issue with conventional spacer bars. The result is a more durable, efficient, and long-lasting insulating glass unit for your doors and windows.

In summary, Super Spacer® bars represent a significant improvement over traditional metal spacer bars, providing superior insulation and reducing temperature transfer and condensation. By incorporating these innovative bars into our glazed units, we ensure that your doors and windows offer the highest level of energy efficiency and performance.