Double Glazing saves Church's stained glass

April 14, 2014

There are many incorrect pre-conceptions when it comes to double glazing and many people think that modern windows can never look good in a traditional home. However, double glazing is more common than many people think and it was recently used to modernise old stained glass windows in Staffordshire. Previously, the Church of England had forbidden the use of double glazing in its stone church buildings due to the fears that people had over its appearance.

?However, there have been massive advances in modern double glazing techniques. Many people are wary of using UPVC frames, especially in more traditional properties, but there a range of options available to suit any type of window.

The stained glass windows at St Saviour’s Church in Smallthorne had been a victim of vandalism over the years and were in need of a long term plan to ensure that they are safe from damage. Previous methods of protection had involved placing a wire mesh against the window to prevent objects hitting the glass. This can make the window look unsightly and only offers limited protection. Some even compared it to worshipping inside a prison.?Arguments that the modern windows would be more unsightly than a metal covering were dismissed and the new windows were approved.

This could open the floodgates for churches up and down the country to follow suit. Many more could now also upgrade their stained glass windows to double glazing, whilst maintaining the original image and providing extra protection. This marks a remarkable change in attitude towards modern glazing techniques. Rather than being seen as damaging the appearance of period properties, double glazing is now being used to preserve their appearance and ensure that they last for many years to come.

Here at Bebington Glazing, we offer a range of double glazing options for your properties. Whether you own a period property or live in a conservation area, we have solutions for you to enjoy all the benefits that double glazing has to offer without the drawbacks that many are wary of. We can cater for any design or shape of window and use a range of materials to ensure that the appearance of the windows is appropriate to the property.
For more information on our double glazing services, call Bebington Glazing on 0151 645 3830


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