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Evelyn Igielko

Breathtaking! I also discovered devices and techniques used in order to conserve existing materials and structures that were totally new to me; not to mention all the high-tech installations. Your work is magnificent.

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Bridget Palmer
Wonderful attention to detail! Could you say a bit more about the tinting process to make glass look more like Victorian glass, and share details of the company which specialises in this? Many thanks.
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Bridget Palmer

Before i touch on the distortion process, the background story to the slim double glazing is that some years ago new Building Regulations came to effect in order to reduce heat-loss coming from residential houses.

This situation created difficulty with regards to period buildings and conservation areas because the planners not always allowed to install double glazing in sensitive historic areas however, in order to comply with Building Regulations, we had to install double glazing units.

The lovely Scots (as far as i am aware - it was invented in Scotland...) realised there was a
niche in the market and came with a product of double glazing units that look like single glazed. This patent solved the problem to both worlds because the windows could comply as far as Building Control concerns and the planner were satisfied that the new glazing unit will be in keeping of the conservation area.

Regarding the distortion process - they take a standard sheet of glass put it on rollers and re-heat it slightly and as the glass melts, it create the distort effect.

The company I use is a Scottish company called 'Slimlite Glass' and they are really lovely to work with. Their number is 0131 551 2931 and the person I am working is George.

Just be aware that if you would like to replace glazing panels to existing sash windows, and if you replace them with double glazed panels rather than single glazed, you need to make sure that the weights are also adjusted accordingly in order for the window to work properly.

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