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Face glazing

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Face glazing

A touch of glass

Face glazing is a system that places glass on the face of your oak frame (rather than within the frame). It’s often used with oak and other timber frame buildings because it makes for a cleaner appearance and provides a sustainable and airtight security blanket for your build.

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Working with timber and glazing

Like any timber frame building, those made with green oak move slightly as they dry out. You can read more about this in our blog. While this natural strengthening is taking place, your glazed units must be able to adapt to the changing pressures to prevent the glass from cracking. This is where face glazing comes into its own.

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Traditional versus face glazing

Both glazing approaches have distinct advantages, but what you choose for your self build will depend on your chosen design goals, energy efficiency requirements, and your desired visual impact. To discuss the benefits of face glazing read on…

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