Secondary glazing specialist Selectaglaze has helped a charity transform two old council buildings into a modern Children’s Hospice providing respite care for families supporting children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. Julia’s House Devises is the second hospice for the charity – the first is in Dorset.
To address the old building’s draughty primary windows, the architect specified thermally insulating secondary glazing to four box sash windows. The Series 25 vertical sliders from Selectaglaze provided the most suitable option to match the existing sightlines and comfortably operate to the sizes specified. Selectaglaze has a variety of tested products that can reduce U-values to around 1.8 when glazed with low emissivity glass. With the Pilkington Spacia glass in the Series 25 unit, these can be reduced even further to around 0.8. All units are designed in-house and expertly installed with high-performance brush or compression seals to ensure the tightest fit, which dramatically reduces air infiltration to help eliminate draughts.