If you’re planning to build, renovate, expand or just perform general maintenance on your own holiday home, it’s recommended that you go for uPVC, aluminium or timber double glazed windows and doors throughout.

Whilst the UK isn’t always the first choice for a holiday home, it can be a great place to visit because of the mild weather conditions throughout the year. In the summer you will see weeks of bearable sunshine broken up by the occasional storm. In winter it will be cold, but not too cold, as well as a chance of snow!

If you are opting for a holiday home in the UK make sure you build/ renovate with double glazing windows. As the weather can vary over a short period of time, the double glazing adapts well and protects home from both warm sun rays and cold winds.

Double glazing is made of two parallel pieces of glass that don’t touch. The gap is then emptied to a vacuum state, making energy transfer much trickier than it would be without the vacuum state. This means that the hot rays of the sun will hit the glass and transfer to the other piece of glass at a slow rate, where it will then have to transfer again to get to the inside of your home. Some people call it magic, but it’s just fantastic science.

If you notice condensation within your double glazing that is a sign they should be replaced. There are many great companies in the UK including Salisbury Glass who are well known for being great at everything from small glass to multi-million corporate buildings.


Another great thing about double glazing is that it’s incredibly secure. This means when you are away from home you can rest assured your home away from home is completely safe.

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