Then I saw on the GGP Magazine website a feature article on them, and have paid it a little more thought this time. In the article they say they are producing over 1500 triple glazed windows per week, which to be honest is pretty good going in what are still difficult and uncertain trading conditions.
If we go back in time and then look at triple glazed windows it fits the evolving picture. Windows progressed from single glazing, to thin double glazing in timber, then that was adapted into PVCu frames. As time has progressed it widened to the current 28mm double glazed unit standard. And since then, instead of making the cavity wider, we’ve adapted the unit to hold things like argon gas, super spacers and used different variations of glass. But personally I think we’ve been missing a trick with triple glazed windows. It seems the natural step upwards in glazing technology. Whats more you could still add things like argon gas and still use low ‘E’ and low iron glass. Even without this Advanced Group say that a U-Value of 0.9 can be achieved.
What I would really like to know is if triple glazing is a much more costly option. If triple glazing isn’t too expensive, then I truly believe we could add a very useful and profitable string to our bow.
UPDATE: Thanks to the Advanced Group in Scotland for sending in an image showing their triple glazing installed:
>How do triple glazed windows cope with external condensation? They must be worst than A rated ones..I think you need to find out about it and let us know
>Don't know as of yet, I might have to get in touch with Advanced Group and see what they say. I'm hoping they might do a bit of a guest post about it so that they can explain some more specifics about their product.
>Nige and Double Glazing Blogger. I work in for the Advanced Group in Glasgow and i would be happy to enter into a conversation about the benefits of our product. Hit me with your questions. I also have a pretty cool picture taken over the freezing winter we had up here that clearly shows the difference that triple glazing can make.
>Please feel free to send me the image and I will post it on here.
It would be interesting to know the U-values the product can achieve. Average costs?
>DGB, We produce three U-values as standard. 1.6, 1.4 and 1.0. These are achieved by using our unique 44mm triple glazed unit in conjunction with different coated glass, gas fills and various spacer bars. For example our 1.0 window is achieved with a 5 wall, 70mm profile combined with a 44mm triple glazed unit, 4mm float glass, 16mm argon filled cavity, 4mm Climbaguard 1.4 glass, a second 16mm argon filled cavity and then finally another 4mm Climbaguard 1.4 coated glass and two carbon fibre spacer bars. This far exceeds existing building regulations in Scotland. As far as price goes we… Read more »
>Thanks for that information Advanced Group, it does seem very interesting. Where do you deliver to? An average price of £450 per fitted window does seem reasonable, do you make a decent profit from that price?
If you email me the image then I'll edit the post to include it.
>This picture was sent in by one of our customers. You can clearly see that the Triple Glazed unit has no ice / frost on it at all!
>We manufacture and install in Scotland only however, we do offer a trade only delivery to anywhere in the UK. I guess the answer to the profit question is determined by what you deem decent profit?! No we don't make particularly healthy profits at this price but we do make a profit. In the current economic climate we have managed to keep our prices low and offer value for money to our customers. In this way we have guaranteed ourselves a high volume of business and therefore guaranteed the longevity of our company. We have been in business for 23… Read more »