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Thermal Efficiency with Hardwood Conservatories

Thermal efficiency with hardwood conservatoriesU values are a measure of the thermal efficiency of building. The lower the U value the more thermally efficient a building is. Hardwood frames generally have a U value of 2.0. Traditional single glazing had a U value of 5.8.

Standard double glazing has a U value of 2.2. However, with the emphasis on everyone improving thermal efficiency to preserve our energy and prevent further damage to the environment, glass suppliers are now making great strides in improving the overall thermal efficiency of conservatories. It is now possible with special glass and the addition of argon glass to get the U value down to a figure of 1.1, meaning that today’s conservatories can be up to 500% more thermally efficient than some single glazed ones which still stand today.

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