Definition of double glazing in English:

double glazing


  • [mass noun] Windows which have two layers of glass with a space between them, designed to reduce loss of heat and exclude noise.

    ‘we have been able to put in double glazing and central heating’
    • ‘The kitchens are all fully fitted, there are also; luxurious sofas, telephone, central heating, double glazing, French windows, large screen TV and video.’
    • ‘Most homes now have double glazing and efficient central heating so more and more of us are laying wall and floor tiles with stunning effects.’
    • ‘When airports are built, there are grants for double glazing to windows of houses affected by the noise of planes.’
    • ‘Houses which have PVC window frames will have double glazing, and every council bungalow will have a security door fitted.’
    • ‘The large panoramic windows with double glazing appear to be merely glued to the ‘boxes,’ and a black prefabricated net covering serves as balusters.’
    • ‘Instead, we were snug and comfortable in one of the village's new Alpine-style Honeysuckle Lodges, which boast double glazing and central heating, as well as cable TV - all of which we put to good use.’
    • ‘But Abbey warned that replacing period windows on an old house with double glazing could reduce a property's value, as could knocking down walls to create more space.’
    • ‘Most of the windows have been fitted with UPVC double glazing, it has an alarm, and has oil-fired central heating.’
    • ‘Thirty inches from the polycarbonate assembly runs a parallel layer of white laminated double glazing.’
    • ‘The new energy saving glass can make double glazing as effective as triple glazing and reduces internal condensation.’
    • ‘With double glazing and gas central heating already installed, much of the straightforward modernisation has already been done to this house - the interior is fresh and modern.’
    • ‘As winners of the contest, their doors and windows will be fitted with free double glazing, in the hope of drastically cutting the noise.’
    • ‘In warm climates, where summertime heat gain is the main concern, look for windows with double glazing and spectrally selective coatings that reduce heat gain.’
    • ‘In cold climates houses tend to have wooden floors with carpets, fires or central heating, attic insulation, and double glazing, and everything is done to reduce draughts.’
    • ‘We had installed a brand new central heating system, double glazing and had all new fencing.’
    • ‘Argon is a poorer conductor of heat than air, and so using it to maintain the pressure between the panes results in less heat loss than air-filled double glazing.’
    • ‘For a low-energy building there seems to be a lot of glass, but thanks to wooden frames and double glazing, heat retention is high, while strong daylight reduces the need to burn electricity for lighting.’
    • ‘The council saw fit to install central heating and double glazing in council houses across the city, and build a community super-stadium that many feel will do nothing more for the city than block up its roads.’
    • ‘The park authority compensated the complainant by meeting reasonable costs of fitting double glazing to those windows facing the cowshed.’
    • ‘They were an attempt to make homes more energy efficient by ensuring all glass used in new double glazing was of an approved thermal standard.’


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