Face mounted glazing is a system that is designed to work with a structural oak frame. The process involves securing double glazed glass units to the outside of the timber via a system so that it offers flexibility in movement. As well as maintaining an airtight, sustainable security blanket for your build.
Once all of the planning is done and the tapes, gaskets and seals are installed, the face piece, which will be the same width dimension as the structural timber, is then screwed in and dowelled. This produces a really elegant detail with hidden fixings. Face glazing can be installed as either double-glazed sealed units or triple glazed. We have produced and found double glazing results in the best aesthetics!
What is face mounted glazing?
Face glazing is a relatively new concept in the world of windows, it is becoming increasingly popular and modern. More people are choosing this for their oak frame buildings in the UK.
This method creates a window that is altogether different to the conventional approach.
It may appear straightforward, but it is one of the most difficult window styles to detail and build, that’s where the experts at Premier Oak come in.
Face mounted glazing offers many advantages over traditional window systems. These are increased thermal efficiency, improved soundproofing, and more aesthetically pleasing.
The glazing is secured to the outside of the timber frame. This allows for a greater range of movement and flexibility while still providing an airtight seal. It will help reduce condensation build-up and provide additional security against intruders.
How face mounted glazing is installed
Modern-day face glazing has moved away from the use of mastic sealant and instead uses state-of-the-art airtight tapes and EPDM gaskets. When installed correctly it incorporates hidden drainage channels across the face of the frame. The face of the frame is the most important element and it should be planed to within a very minor tolerance across the apertures.
What are the benefits of face mounted glazing?
- It offers a much more aesthetically pleasing look to the window, as the glass is secured directly to the outside of the timber frame. This creates a sleek and modern appearance that is sure to add value to any property.
- Provides superior insulation compared to traditional methods – As the glass is secured directly to the frame this reduces the amount of heat lost through the window.
- More secure than traditional methods – As the glass is secured directly to the frame, it is much more secure.
- Easier to install and maintain than traditional methods – As there is no need for additional secondary glazing beads or sealants it makes installation and maintenance much simpler.
Why choose Premier Oak Buildings?
At Premier Oak Buildings, we understand that face glazing is a complex process and requires the highest level of skill and expertise. Our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to providing you with the best possible results, ensuring your oak frame is finished to the highest standard. We use only the best materials and techniques to ensure your face glazing is installed correctly and securely.
With our face glazing, every inch of your dream oak frame will be visible. Your double-glazed units will be fitted with flexible weather seals, allowing for that vital movement within the frame. Seasoned, oak capping and seals improve the thermal efficiency of your structure, which extends the life of your double-glazed units.