Glazing Options for Double and Triple Glazed Windows

For any window type in Australia, the minimum requirements for glazing (single, double and triple glazed windows) are defined by the BCA (NCC) and applicable Australian Standards. More specialised glazing is required for some applications, depending on the desired result of the double and triple glazed window. The innovations over the last decade make glazing a high-tech product in many regards. Multiple insulating units fulfil highest standards in thermal and acoustic insulation as well as durability, security and personal safety. SCS supplies glazing units that are built based on latest innovations and technologies.

The main purposes of glazing is to allow the optimal level of natural light to penetrate/ flood the room and provide visibility to the outside. Glazing should also prevent bi-directional heat transfer between the inside and the  outside of a building. The focus in winter is preventing heat from leaving the building, whereas in summer heat needs to be kept outside of the building. This keeps the energy bills low, protects the environment and improves air quality, which keeps people healthy, comfortable and productive. Modern double and triple glazing also protects people in the building from external noise, i.e. the acoustic properties (also acoustic insulation or simply sound proofing) increase. This reduces stress levels, which supports health, concentration and productivity, leading to a variety of benefits for the individual and environment. For very noisy areas, the use of acoustic glazing is recommended, which can reduce noise by 40 dB and more.

With increasing glass thickness and application of other layers the visibility through the glazing units decreases. It is important to define, what purpose and properties the glazing unit should deliver for every individual application. For best results, different emphasis should be given to the main criteria of thermal properties, acoustic properties, anti-burglary protection, sun protection and personal safety (e.g. in work areas or areas of increased activity) and many more. Please take a look at the SCS Window Security or high-tech glazing options from Germany available from one of our German suppliers. In very simplified terms: The amount of glazing panes provides thermal insulation, the thickness of the glazing results in acoustic insulation, coating/ lamination of glazing creates sun protection, toughening (heat treatment) and use of laminated interlayer provide security and personal safety. A variety of combinations are possible depending on the desired outcome.

Low Energy Glazing

 Low Energy Glass

 Acoustic Glazing for sound-proof window

Acoustic Glass

 Laminated Safety Glass

 Laminated Safety Glass

Solar Control Glazing

Solar Control Glass

Decorative Ornament

Further options to define the design and function of your glazing units are provided by the use of decorative ornaments. These frosted and patterned glasses provide onfidentiality and privacy as well as a special look can be created by ornament glasses. Please see SCS standard variety below (weiß = white):

Ornament glasses 1Ornament glasses 2Ornament glasses 3