Modern Juliet Balcony Designs

Modern Juliet Balcony Designs

TECHNICAL ADVICE Modern Juliet Balcony Designs Juliet balconies are shallow balconies on the upper floors of properties which have a safety railing usually made from metal, glass or a combination of the two. These balconies don’t tend to have an external area beyond...
Steel vs Aluminium Framed Glazing

Steel vs Aluminium Framed Glazing

TECHNICAL ADVICE Steel vs Aluminium Framed Glazing Many homeowners opt for steel windows or are cautious about replacing them due to the aesthetic it gives the house. The idea of changing these windows to anything else can be daunting. However, as modern glazing...
What Do Security Ratings Mean?

What Do Security Ratings Mean?

TECHNICAL ADVICE A Guide to Security Ratings There are a range of security ratings that can be given to glazing systems such as PAS 24 or Secured by Design. Sieger Systems undergo security testing, with PAS 24 being the most common testing method, to show resistance...
Pet friendly Aluminium Doors

Pet friendly Aluminium Doors

TECHNICAL ADVICE Incorporating Pet Doors Into Aluminium Framed Patio Doors Bifolding and sliding glass doors are fast replacing casement doors as favourites for patio doors. If you have a pet and want sliding patio or bifold doors but are worried that you can’t have...
Aluminium Glazing in a Coastal Environment

Aluminium Glazing in a Coastal Environment

TECHNICAL ADVICE Aluminum Glazing in a Coastal Environment Aluminium framed glazing has many advantages, it is more lightweight than steel, requires less maintenance than timer and has a higher resistance to rust and corrosion. These advantages can benefit homes in...
Thermal Bridging and Thermal Breaks Explained

Thermal Bridging and Thermal Breaks Explained

TECHNICAL ADVICE Thermal Bridging and Thermal Breaks Explained Thermal efficiency of glazing systems is an important factor to consider when choosing windows and doors for your project. Windows were once thought to be the cause of huge amounts of heat loss in homes...
A Guide to Weather Performance Testing and Ratings

A Guide to Weather Performance Testing and Ratings

TECHNICAL ADVICE Weather Performance Testing and Ratings Explained Weather performance testing assesses if windows and doors meet the requirements set out by British or European Standards. Glazing systems can be tested to prove their effectiveness as a barrier against...
What is Low E Glass and How Does it Work?

What is Low E Glass and How Does it Work?

TECHNICAL ADVICE What is low e glass and how does it work? What is low e glass? Low e is the shortened term for low emissivity. Emissivity of a surface refers to the amount of energy it emits at specific wavelengths. This is directly affected by the amount of...
Toughened and Heat Soaked Glass

Toughened and Heat Soaked Glass

TECHNICAL ADVICE What’s the difference between toughened and heat soaked glass? When it comes to glazing, safety glass should always be used to ensure no injuries are sustained in the event of a breakage. Toughened glass is an excellent type of safety glass as...
A Guide to Decorative Glazing

A Guide to Decorative Glazing

TECHNICAL ADVICE A Guide to Decorative Glazing   When it comes to integrating decorative glazing within your aluminum windows and doors, functionality should not be the only thing that comes to mind. With modern glazing advances glass can now be used to improve...
Thermal Performance of Glazing Explained

Thermal Performance of Glazing Explained

TECHNICAL ADVICE Thermal Performance of Glazing Explained In construction, glazing systems such as windows and doors are given U value which dictates their thermal performance. This is tested by measuring the heat flow rate through the element as well as monitoring...
Aluminium Windows: A Complete Guide

Aluminium Windows: A Complete Guide

TECHNICAL ADVICE Aluminium Windows: A Complete Guide Windows can have a significant impact not only on the look of a property, but also on the security and efficiency. Choosing the right window for your project can be a daunting task and there are many factors that...
A Guide to Laminated Glass and Glazing Interlayers

A Guide to Laminated Glass and Glazing Interlayers

TECHNICAL ADVICE A Guide to Laminated Glass and Glazing Interlayers What is laminated glass? Laminated glass refers to two or more pieces of glass which are bonded together using a material such as plastic or resin. In the event of breakage, these interlayers hold the...
Advantages of a Steel Look Bifold Door

Advantages of a Steel Look Bifold Door

TECHNICAL ADVICE What are the advantages of a steel look bifold door? Achieving a steel look system without the price tag has never been easier. With the increase for industrial style door systems and art deco themed homes, Sieger has reacted to the demand and...
Advantages of a Steel Look Bifold Door

Which bi folding doors are best?

TECHNICAL ADVICE Which bi folding doors are best? It’s well known among the construction and glazing industry that aluminium doors are one of the best options. Timber is another popular base material for bifolds and some manufacturers even offer the possibility of a...