Our goal – ecologically and economically – was to insulate the house as much as possible, starting with insulating the roof and replacing the 30 windows with more insulating glazing.
Fineo, a super-thin, new-generation vacuum insulating glazing that delivers optimal thermal and acoustic comfort, was chosen by the delighted owners of a beautiful old house for use in their home renovation project.
The owners bought an Art Deco-style house in central Brussels in January 2021. While visiting the house, they realised that it was very poorly insulated and that the previous owner had been using space heaters to make up for all heat being lost. So they decided to renovate. The owner explains: “Our goal – ecologically and economically – was to insulate the house as much as possible, starting with insulating the roof and replacing the 30 windows with more insulating glazing.”
Naturally, the owners wanted to enjoy the obvious benefits of renovating their home while preserving its charm and style. The ideal solution was to replace the single glazing while keeping the existing wooden frames, which were in good condition.
Fineo glass is as thin as single glazing but offers the benefits of double or even triple glazing. This meant we could keep the old woodwork, which was in good condition, and preserve the charm and character of the house.
Replacing the single glazing with Fineo meant it was not necessary to replace the frames, thus avoiding all the inconvenience entailed by plastering, repairs and painting. The other benefit of Fineo is that it can be used in all the styles and shapes – rectangular, curved, rounded panes and so on – that featured so prevalently in this original house.
The owners have been living in the house since December 2021, so they can give first-hand testimony to just how much improvement there has been now that the work is complete: “We're living in the house now. It's December and it's very cold outside. But indoors, it's nice and warm and very cosy!"