Customise and style your composite windows and doors with a choice of glazing bar options to suit your project

Westcoast Windows design and manufacture bespoke Swedish aluminium timber composite windows and doors, designed to your specification, whether you’re creating a new self-build, extension or replacement windows and doors.

Our modern Scandinavian windows, doors and sliding doors are available in a wide range of sizes and styles to suit your design and budget with the focus on high performance, low maintenance, efficiency and durability.

Whether your project has a contemporary or traditional style, glazing bars can change the character of your windows and doors without having to sacrifice function or performance. However, it’s important to understand the difference between a true composite glazing bars, bonded or duplex glazing bars, integral glazing bars and clip-on surface mounted glazing bars. Your decision can be made when considering asthetics, budget and ease of use/cleaning.

Westcoast Windows composite windows - the difference between true composite glazing bars, duplex glazing bars, integral glazing bars and bonded glazing bars.

A: TRUE COMPOSITE GLAZING BAR

True composite glazing bars divide multiple panes within a single sash, with finished timber internally and aluminium externally to match your windows, jointed into sash members.

B: BONDED (OR DUPLEX) GLAZING BAR TO SEALED UNITS

Bonded or duplex glazing bars combine a 34mm wide aluminium exterior with a 34mm wide timber interior, secured to the glass with an additional sealed unit spacer bar in-between which gives the appearance of divided panes. The exterior aluminium is powder coated in any of our RAL colour finishes to match the window.

C: INTEGRAL GLAZING BAR

A simple and cost effective solution where the integral glazing bar is completely encapsulated in the glass cavatiy – ideal for ease of cleaning the internal and external window surface. Available in a range of colours to match the frame and sash.

D: CLIP-ON EXTERNAL GLAZING BAR

Surface mounted glazing bars are mounted to the outside of the glass providing the illusion of dividing large glazed areas. The external aluminium is offset from the glass unit to let the water run down and they can be unclipped for glass cleaning. A cost effective solution with no effect on overall U-value. It can be finished in any of our colour finishes to match the window.

 

Below are examples of how these configurations will look on your window externally and internally.

B: BONDED (OR DUPLEX) GLAZING BAR TO SEALED UNITS

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C: INTEGRAL GLAZING BAR

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D: CLIP-ON EXTERNAL GLAZING BAR

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From a design perspective you can adapt glass dividing glazing bars to suit your style, whether you require large expanses of glass or smaller individual panels.

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Transoms (horizontal) and mullions (verticle) divide the frame into several opening lights or a combination of opening and fixed lights within the same frame. These can be combined with glass dividing glazing bars to create even more configurations.

Transoms and mullions

You can see how easily you can style your windows and doors to suit your project. These configurations are available across our range of composite windows and doors: Classic, Design and Antik styles.

For further information on our full range of Swedish composite windows and doors visit our website: www.westcoastwindows.com

If you would like to discuss your project with one of our experts please contact: 01359 241944 or email: info@westcoastwindows.com

Customise and style your composite windows and doors with a choice of glazing bar options to suit your project