Building a new office block
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Building a new office block

We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

Reasons To Install Double-Glazed Windows In Your Home

Troy Medina

A comfortable, energy-efficient home provides a relaxing haven with minimal cooling and heating costs. One way to achieve comfort while lessening the stress of escalating energy costs is to install double-glazed windows. Here are several reasons to consider these units.

To Block Traffic Noise

Nothing is worse than awaking from a peaceful slumber to the roar of morning peak-hour traffic. Once up, even over breakfast and a morning coffee, honking horns of irate drivers intrude on your routine. Customised double-glazed windows can help to create a refuge from which you can escape the hustle and bustle. Three ways to increase the acoustic performance of these units is to use thicker glass, install laminated glass and create a wider gap between the panes. 

If You Live In A Hot Climate

Large windows might create a wonderful open sensation in a home, but they also allow outside heat to flow inside, cranking up air conditioning costs. Double-glazed units help to minimise this heat gain. When considering your options, ask about the U-value of the glazing, which refers to its capacity to transfer heat. The higher the value, the more heat it allows, so lower U-values will be the most energy-efficient. To block solar radiation, install low-E glass within the unit to reflect the sun rays.

If You Reside In A Cool Region

In colder regions, you might be more concerned with preserving inner warmth to reduce heating costs. Efficient double-glazed windows hinder heat transfer in both directions. As well as blocking solar radiation, they prevent warmth from escaping. 

Your Home Has Expansive Glass Doors

A wall of glass panelled doors can bring your beautiful lush backyard garden closer, opening up the outdoors vista. Double glazing can fit within many different constructions, including doorways and expansive windows. Thus you can beautify your home with glass while making it work as efficiently as possible. 

A Room Has Inconsistent Temperatures

The most comfortable rooms temperature-wise are those with an even, consistent atmosphere. Single-pane windows not only raise energy costs, but they also result in patchy temperatures, depending on the external conditions. In summer, the regions around the windows can become too warm, as the air conditioning takes time to cool the incoming air. During winter, as soon as the heating warms cold patches of air beside the window, more coldness enters. So the heaters are fighting a never-ending battle. Double glazing, though, limits the external temperatures from infiltrating inside.