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Magnetglaze Secondary Glazing Kit
Magnetglaze Secondary Glazing Kit
Magnetglaze Secondary Glazing Kit
Magnetglaze Secondary Glazing Kit

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DIY Secondary Glazing Kit

 

The Magnetglaze Secondary Glazing kit available right here at The Plastic People is one of the simplest and quickest ways to secondary glaze your existing windows without any planning permission or expense. Magnetglaze is an easy to remove magnetic secondary glazing system that provides cost effective heat and noise insulation, helps reduce condensation and still allows instant access to your window.

This glazing kit consists of an acrylic window pane and 1 steel and magnetic tape. The tape is used to hold the acrylic window pane in position. This tape is supplied as a 5m long and 12mm wide coil.  

You can order DIY secondary glazing cut to the size or shape you need it. Simply enter your preferences and dimensions into the calculator above and get your secondary glazing quote today.

What is secondary glazing?

Secondary glazing works as an additional layer of glazing for your existing windows. If measured and fitted correctly, it will essentially form a double glazed solution for your windows - that in turn helps with heat retention, sound and condensation reduction and security. 

Plastic secondary glazing is a much more cost-effective alternative when you compare it to glass - and when you can cut it to any size or shape you need it to be - then installation should be a straightforward and safe process. 

Secondary glazing should always be fitted on the interior side of your window.

How effective is secondary glazing? 

There are a number of reasons why DIY secondary glazing is a great investment. 

First of all, you don’t need to replace your existing window pane to add secondary glazing yourself. This saves the cost you would incur when adding a double glazed glass window. 

Again, if fitted and sealed correctly - secondary glazing will do a useful job of retaining indoor heat, protecting you from noise pollution and also make your existing window access more secure.You’ll also find that secondary glazing does a good job of preventing indoor draughts that could cause a chill. 

How Magnetglaze secondary glazing works

We supply clear as glass acrylic for secondary glazing because it is lighter yet much stronger (17 x ) than glass and provides near perfect optical clarity. 

We suggest at least 2mm acrylic, although 3mm and 4mm acrylic will give more rigidity and should be chosen for larger windows.

Enter the sizes you need for your secondary glazing pane above then select the number of rolls of magnetglaze tape you require. The magnetglaze tape comes in a pack containing 5m of white steel tape to attach to your window frame and 5m of magnet tape (with a white backing) to attach to your acrylic panel. 

This provides easy, quick and cost effective heat and noise insulation too, along with instant access to the window making cleaning and ventilation simple.
 

How to measure and order DIY secondary glazing

Measuring up for our DIY secondary glazing is simple: 

  • Measure the length and width of the glass window pane that you want to secondary glaze. Measure the visible glass then add at least 30mm to the length and width measurements. This allows for space to attach the magnetic tape to your window frame. 

  • Enter your measurements into our Cut To Size Quote Tool above and complete your order. 
     

How to install DIY secondary glazing

Our simple DIY secondary glazing is straightforward to fit: 

  • ​When your order arrives and you’re happy to start, begin by cutting and sticking the black part of the magnetic tape to the edges of your new clear as glass acrylic window pane. The magnetic tape comes as a coil, so just measure off the length needed for each edge of your window, cut and stick down into position.
  • Hold the acrylic window pane up to your window so that it overlaps your window frame equally on each edge.

  • Using a pencil, draw around the acrylic window pane onto your frame. Now cut and stick the white metal strip of the magetic tape to your window frame - stick it just inside the pencil marks.  

  • Finally, lift your acrylic glazing pane to the window and click into place.  

  • Always fit your secondary glazing to your main window frame, not to the opening part of the window.


Is Magnetglaze suitable for larger, draughtier windows?

  • For windows such as 1000mm x 1000mm or bigger, we recommend you choose at least 3mm acrylic. This will provide you with more rigidity. We also recommend that you place a couple of screws immediately below the glazing panel to add extra support and to prevent the chance of slippage.

  • ​For larger and draughtier windows take a look at stronger, Magnetglaze Extreme.   This is essentially the same as Magnetglaze but with a wider magnetic tape to hold thicker acrylic glazing 4mm + in place and better cope with draughts from high winds. Magnetglaze Extreme contains magnetic tape sized at 10m long and 25mm wide. 


Is Magnetglaze suitable for listed buildings ?

  • Because this type of secondary glazing does not require any planning permission it is an ideal solution for immediately tackling draughts and condensation in listed buildings.  


Important considerations

  • Please check your existing window frame to see that you have at least 20mm of mounting surface available all the way round.

  • If you will need more than 5m of magnetic tape to fit around your plastic glazing pane please select the number of rolls you will need from our 'optional extras' menu above.

  • We do not recommend Magnetglaze plastic secondary glazing for sloping windows or ceiling/roof windows.

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Can I place an order by phone?
We keep our prices as low as possible by providing a web service.  If you need some advice about choosing plastic our sales team will be able to help you on 0113 249 2222 or via email service@theplasticpeople.co.uk However, to benefit from the low prices on our site you will need to place your order online.  
Can I place an order in person?
Yes, callers are welcome at any of our trade counters in Leeds and Newcastle. 
Do you offer an advisory service?
Our team of specialists are on hand to help and advice as you need at no cost – you can reach them on 0113 249 2222 or via  service@theplasticpeople.co.uk. With over 40 years in the plastics industry and knowledge of all materials, manufacturers and brands, you can be confident in our impartial advice. However, to take advantage of the low prices on our site, you will need to place your order online.
Do your prices include VAT?
Yes. Just contact us if you have a VAT exemption certificate, or are ordering from outside the UK.
How can I pay for my order?
If you are buying online, payments can be made securely by credit or debit card and PayPal.
How do I know which plastic I need?
Our team of specialists will be glad to help you work out which is the best plastic for your project / requirements. There is no charge for this service:  you can reach them on 0113 249 2222 or via  service@theplasticpeople.co.uk. With over 40 years in the plastics industry and knowledge of all materials, manufacturers and brands, you can be confident in our impartial advice. However, to take advantage of the low prices on our site, you will need to place your order online.
Can you cut / shape my plastic?

Yes, we can cut plastic to your specific measurements. Just key in your measurements into our Cut to Size calculator for an immediate quote/to place your order.  If you need holes drilling or your plastic bending or shaping in any way we can also do that for you – just let us know what you need.  You can tell us as you go through our online checkout process.

If you need a particular shape cutting, we can help. Send us your drawing/requirements to artwork@theplasticpeople.co.uk.

How many rolls of magnetic tape do I receive with each new window panel ?
Our Magnetglaze kits come with 1 x 5m roll of magentic tape which is 12.5mm wide.

Our Magnetglaze Extreme kits come with 1 x 10m roll of magnetic tape which is 25mm wide.

You can order more magnetic tape as you order if you would like additional supplies.
How should I clean my acrylic windows ?
We are often asked about the best way to care for acrylic glazing. 

Acrylic glazing can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a soft cotton cloth. 

No chemical cleaning products should be used on acrylic as this will lead to damage to the acrylic. 

Alternatively, we are very impressed with suitable cleaner Vuplex for a shiny, cleaner, more lustrous finish with no smears or smudges. It makes colored plastics vibrant, clear plastics virtually transparent and plastic paints gleaming like new.  Vuplex is a product which delivers fast quality results with minimal effort and fuss. It also protects new plastic from scratches and grime and restores plastic which has fine scratches and in ground grime.
 
How thick should my secondary glazing window pane be ?
2mm thick should be suitable for most windows, but 3mm or 4mm can be used for large windows to give more rigidity. Please not that Magnetglaze Sash is designed to work only with 2mm thick Polycarbonate or Acrylic  sheet.
 
I need a specific size of plastic – can you help?
Yes, we can cut plastic to your specific measurements. Just key in your measurements into our Cut to Size calculator for an immediate quote/to place your order.
Why do I need to add at least 25mm when I measure up ?
It is important that you measure the length and width of the glass window pane that you want to secondary glaze, measuring only the visible glass and then add atleast 25mm to the length and width measurements.    This additional minimum 25mm will allow you space to connect your new secondary glazing panel to your main window frame.  
Will secondary glazing eliminate condensation ?
Condensation happens when the moisture content of warm air settles on a colder surface -  the colder the air, the less moisture it can hold.  Windows are are typically colder than the air in a room and therefore a noticeable place for condensation.  .On the face of it, because Secondary Glazing will have little effect on the airborne moisture in the home, it cannot solve condensation problems. On the other hand, because Secondary Glazing helps keep heat in the home which can cause less moisture to condensate, and by insulating windows (the most obvious place for condensation to occur) it certainly can reduce the worst visible effects
 
Will secondary glazing help reduce noise from outside ?
Opinions on the subject vary, especially as much of the information about noise reducing properties of windows comes from manufacturers themselves.  A consensus is that single glazing with a secondary panel is a better insulator than double glazing, and likewise double glazing with a secondary panel beats triple glazing.
 
Will secondary glazing make my home warmer ?
Yes, Secondary Glazing and Double Glazing should both prevent around 60% of window heat loss
 
Will secondary glazing work on larger windows ?

For large windows, such as 1200mm x 1200mm or bigger, you can place a couple of screws immediately below the secondary glazing panel to add support and prevent the chance of it slipping or detaching.

We recommend looking at Magnetglaze Extreme for larger windows.  This kit is idela for insulating larger or very draughty windows. 
 
To find out more about our delivery service and charges, please click here to visit our delivery information page.
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