Traditional Georgian windows typically comprise a number of smaller glass panes, all assembled together in one complex, glazed fixture such as a door or window. This ‘astragal bar’ system is as romantic as it is difficult to manufacture!
Australian Insulated Glass (AIG) now offers customers the beautiful visual effect of a multi-paned Georgian astragal bar window or door – without compromising the integrity of a one-piece Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) used in the fixture’s double glazing.
A touch of illusion is involved. Instead of conjoining an array of small, separate IGUs to make a single window, for instance, we start with a standard one-piece IGU and use internal spacer bars to mimic the effect of the internal framework. Then, we carefully superimpose external astragal bars directly over the spacer bars, providing the appearance of a genuine Georgian fixture.
This solution is ideal for those property owners wishing to create a sense of heritage without sacrificing the unrivalled functionality of one-piece double glazing. The best of the old, the best of the new.