FAQ'S


WHERE DOES OUR GLASS COME FROM?

All of our glass comes from Pilkingtons who are based in St. Helens.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE EMPLOYED BY NORTHWICH GLASS?

We currently have over 40 employees. Which includes 7 teams of fitters and 5 employees that work in production.

DO WE RECYCLE?

Yes, PVCu, glass, aluminium, double glazed units, metal, paper, cardboard and polythene.

HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN IN THIS BUILDING?

We have been at our current Leicester Street premises for over 20 years.

HOW MANY WINDOWS/DOUBLE GLAZED UNITS DO WE MAKE A WEEK?

Because our production is bespoke the amounts vary.

HOW BIG IS THE BUILDING AND FACTORY?

Our factory is 16,000 squared foot and the building is 22,000 squared foot.

WHAT IS FENSA

Self-assessment scheme to conform with current building regulations.

WHAT IS ARGON GAS?

Inert gas that lowers the U value of a double glazed unit by 0.3 to 1.4. The gas is denser that air so slows down convection.

WHAT IS LOW E?

Low emissivity coating on the glass (metallic) which keeps heat in. Typical U value is 1.7.

WHAT DOES UPVC STAND FOR?

UPVC stands for Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride.

WHAT ARE WINDOW ENERGY RATINGS?

Window Energy Ratings (WER's) are the new building regulations standards to gauge how efficient new windows are. C rated windows became the new minimum standard on 1st October 2010 but Northwich Glass can also offer upgrades to B and A rated windows.

ARE WE MEMBERS OF THE GGF (GLASS AND GLAZING FEDERATION).

Northwich Glass are official members of the GGF (Glass and Glazing Federation)