Windows play an integral part in the way your house looks, both inside and out. Developments in window technology over the last 60 years have informed design, construction and aesthetics for both new-builds and the re-modelling of old windows. Advances in this arena ensure that windows are not just pleasing to the eye but practical and efficient too.
The 1950s saw Alistair Pilkington get the idea for float glass whilst observing a dinner plate floating in his sink. He developed the method of floating glass over a bed of molten tin, which produces uniform thickness and flatter surfaces.
Double glazing, as it is more widely known, originated in the 1950s. Two or three panes are welded together with a gas-filled space in between. Insulating glass has played a huge role in energy-efficiency. The Energy Saving Trust recommends insulated glass to keep your home warm …