DIY Secondary Glazing

Diy secondary glazing

Updated June 2020.

Omega supplies a full range of solutions for diy secondary glazing. Secondary glazing diy is used to dramatically improve the heat or sound insulation of your existing windows. Diy secondary glazing kits can be used either with single glazed windows in a listed and older buildings where you want to retain the traditional glazing, or with double glazed units where you want to improve the sound insulation.

If your main priority is heat insulation you ideally want to place your secondary glazing panel 10-15mm away from your existing glass.

If your main priority is sound insulation you need a bigger air gap of 100-150mm.

The three main types of secondary glazing we offer are (click on title for more information)

Made to measure opening units with glass and aluminium and hardwood frames that remain in place all year round

Fixed panel kits including glass clear acrylic or plate polycarbonate which can be removed in the summer or for cleaning. Some of the fittings can also be used with glass

Temporary secondary glazing film ideal for rented property or when you are on a tight budget.

Made to Measure Opening Secondary Glazing Units

 

We have a comprehensive range of made to measure secondary glazing units with styles to suit just about every application, including Horizontal Sliders, Hinged Units, Fixed and Lift-Out Units, Vertical Sliders as well as Balanced Vertical Sliders and Tilt-in Balanced Vertical Sliders. We can supply frames in white, silver or brown as standard and can accommodate any R.A.L. colour upon request to suit individual requirements. We can also provide a wide range of glass types such as clear, patterned, toughened, laminated and acoustic.

If you would like us to quote for this option please either call or email us with the sizes. When measuring for the opening units please deduct 10mm from the size of your window recess to ensure easy fitting. If you would like more information or a quotation please go to our specialist Secondary Glazing Kits section

NEW DIY Secondary Glazing Horizontal Slider Kits


Secondary glazing - diy horizontal slider kitWe now stock the Track Glaze upvc horizontal sliding secondary glazing kits which enable you to create your own horizontal slider units for your windows. This kit is ideal for windows wher the panels are 1200mm or smaller in any dimensiona nd where it is level and the corners are square. It provides an excellent solution for heat and sound insulation whilst giving you the flexibility of an opening unit.

  • Kit available in white or brown ,and in 1 or 2M lengths
  • Kit contains 3 lengths of top sliding track, 1 length of bottom sliding track,1 length of angle and 1 coil of bristle seal.
  • Can be used with 4mm glass ,acrylic or plate polycarbonate

The measuring/fitting guide can be found at Fitting Guide

The fitting video can be viewed at  Fitting Video

You can order it at our Secondary Glazing Shop

Sliding diy secondary glazing solution

The Omega SMART secondary glazing kit:

- Will increase Heat Insulation
- Will increase Sound Insulation
- Is easy to install

 

Fixed Panel Secondary Glazing Kits

Fixed panel diy secondary glazingThis fixed panel secondary glazing solution is quick and easy to install, unobtrusive when fitted and easy to remove when required. Heat loss and exterior noise is immediately reduced.

This fixed panel secondary glazing kit consists of either glass clear acrylic or plate polycarbonate held in place either by upvc fixing strips, easyfix flexible edging or magnetic tape. The glazing can be removed for cleaning when required. We will cut the acrylic or plate polycarbonate to size for you free of charge. You just need to select the stock sheets you require in our online shop and put the sizes you want them cut to in the Notes section in the shopping cart (after your credit card details) . If you would like to place an order or to get pricing please go to our online shop



Fixed glazing options

Acrylic Sheet

8x times stronger than glass
UV resistant
We recommend 4mm for larger windows e.g. over 1M x 1M. (2mm and 4mm glazing panels can be used).
Economical

Plate Polycarbonate Sheet

200 times stronger than glass
UV resistant
Ideal where security is vital
10 year discoloration guarantee

Fixed Fitting Options

For tips on measuring please go to Secondary Glazing Measuring Tips. (pdf)
 

OM24 upvc glazing stripOM24 UPVC Glazing Strip

Suitable for 2-4mm acrylic or plate polycarbonate. NOT suitable for glass

Pack includes the 1.83M base with double sided adhesive and white clip in top cap.

The double sided adhesive tape means it can be fixed to either metal or wooden frames securely. For larger wooden windows it is recommended that the strip is screw fixed. The strip is 23mm wide and protrudes over the edge of the glazing panel by 13mm

Ideal where you require a frame effect and for when you want the added security of screwing into the frame.

To order please go to our Secondary Glazing Accessories & FittingsShop


OM25 magnetic glazing tapeOM25 Magnetic Glazing Tape

Only suitable for 2-4mm acrylic or plate polycarbonate. Not suitable for glass

Only recommended for high gloss surfaces

Pack consists of a 12.7mm wide magnetic tape and a 13mm steel tape with double sided adhesive.

Available in 15M (white only) or 30M lengths (white or brown)

The white steel tape attaches to the window frame and the magnetic tape to the secondary glazing sheet. The tapes are only 2mm thick.

Ideal solution where you do not want the secondary glazing to protrude too much

For larger panels we recommend using some easyfix clips to offer extra support for the panels

To order please go to our Secondary Glazing Accessories Shop

A very straightforward video with advice on fitting the magnetic tape can be found at magnetic secondary glazing fitting video.


Framed Magnetic TapeFramed Magnetic Tape

Framed magnetic tape is suitable for 2-4mm acrylic or plate polycarbonate (NOT suitable for glass) and for fitting onto a high gloss surface.

Packs consists of a 2.44m long magnetic backed white or brown upvc clip frame and a white steel tape which attach onto each other with fitting instructions.

The double sided adhesive tape fixes the steel tape to the window frame and the magnetic tape clips onto the secondary glazing panel. You need 15mm of flat mountable surface around your window frame to fix the strip.

Ideal solution where you require a frame effect and want the benefit of magnetic tape for easy fitting and removing the panel.

Fitting Instructions can be found at framed magnetic tape fitting instructions (pdf)

To order please go to our Secondary Glazing Accessories Shop

To see a fitting video on the above please click here.
 

Easyfix kitEasyfix Kit

Suitable for 2-4mm acrylic, plate polycarbonate and glass.

Pack includes 15M roll of flexible edging, 72 nylon clips and wood screws, a mitre tool and fitting instructions. Available in white, clear or brown.

The flexible edging is used to frame the panel and it is then held in place by the nylon clips and screws. You need to ensure you allow at least 10mm around the outside of the secondary glazing panel for the clips. 

Ideal where the surface is not high gloss, is slightly uneven, or slightly damp.

Fitting Instructions can be found at Easyfix Fitting Instructions

You can now order Easyfix Edging via our online shop

To see a fitting video on the above please click here


Superglaze edgingSuperglaze Edging

Suitable for 2-4mm acrylic, plate polycarbonate or glass

Pack includes either a 1.22 or 2.44M length and screws and fitting instruction. Available in white and brown.

The glazing panel slides into the clip and The edging is screwed onto the window frame

You need 19mm of flat mountable surface on your frame to fix the edging and the frame sits 10mm around around the edge of your secondary glazing panel

Can only be removed by unscrewing from frame

Fitting Instructions can be found at Superglaze Fitting Instructions

To order Superglaze Edging please go to our online Shop

• To see a fitting video on the above please click here.


Secondary Glazing Film

Ideal for rental properties and where you are looking for a short term solution

Pack includes a sheet of clear plastic film and double sided tape with full fitting instructions

The double sided tape is stuck around the windows frame and the plastic film applied. A hairdryer is used to smooth out the creases

Fitting Instructions can be found at Filmglaze Fitting Instructions

To order please go to our Secondary Glazing Shop

We also can supply foam draught excluders to be used with our range of secondary glazing products

• To see a fitting video on the secondary glazing film above please click here.


 

 

SOME CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

A lovely "thank you" card from the reception class at Delaware primary school for the safety glazing we gave them for their renovated play house.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Just to let you know I've completed the secondary glazing in my front porch and am delighted with the result. I understand that for a business like yours mine was a very small order but the courtesy and helpfulness I experienced made me feel like a highly valued customer. I will have no hesitation using you again and recommending you to other DIY novices. Thanks again for all the advice and support."