Triple glazing I think has now been around enough for people to know about it and ask for it. Yet up to press I can’t remember on one single occasion about being asked if we do triple glazing which is slightly disappointing.
We do make it clear to customer that we do do it and we do explain the advantages that triple glazing brings to the home. But it does still take some persistence to get the point of triple glazing across.
I remember when I was in Scotland and saw more evidence of triple glazing and an established market place for such a product. Here in England though, this is not the case. I think England has always been behind when it comes to new green or energy efficient measures, Scotland always seems to be on the front foot. WAKE UP ENGLAND!
I think the problem is that double glazing has been embedded for so long in our industry that any other major developments that look set to be the new standard take time to bed in, no matter how much promotion or pushing a company or a group of businesses do. Look at window energy ratings for example. The products were there for years before people started actively asking for the most energy efficient double glazing.
I know some of our competitors have been doing triple glazing for about a year, they would be best placed to comment on the success of triple glazing. What would be good to know is if the sales of triple glazed windows has been through their pushing of the product of by people actually coming to see them and asking if they do such a window.
Like I’ve said already, requests from the general public for triple glazing for us have been nil. Only when we have pushed the product does the customer then buy into the idea and becomes more interested. Still more work to do to get triple glazing to the forefront of people’s minds when it comes to replacing their windows. But we will get there, it will just take a couple more years that’s all.
We neither promote it or get asked for it so we don’t bother with it. Its actually been around for over 15 years but it never took off. Not ruling it out for the future though.
We’re a bit like you David. We do say it’s there if we think the customer is going to want to take a look at that option, but also like yourselves we don’t get asked for it.
We’ve manufactured 3G units for years, and it has gained a fair bit momentum over the last two, but only in timber, which is the by far the best medium for it, because you can manufatcure real ventilation and drainage with it, and where the prestige jobs are, with little restrictions on sizes and design. Some of these jobs have been massive sizes and specs.
PVC is doing nowt. Only when it’s forced onto the market by regulation changes that cannot be met by 2G will it kick in for most PVC firms. That’s the market it’s created for itself.
I’ve done quite a few triple glazed conservatory roofs this year the last one was actually specified by the architect overseeing the installation so perhaps its coming. Personally I think the benefits in a conservatory are immediate and tangible and I’m having particular success with satin finish as the centre pane…. this compromises the overall U Value but the homeowner has built in privacy, glare control, self cleaning outside and low E inside which is not possible with a standard double glazed unit…
Full of enthusiasm I ran several promotions offering 3 for 2 ie…free upgrade to triple glazing using Liniars 36mm bead, after 3 to 4 months of virtually no response have now relented and gone back to normal, it seems that by and large the public are completely unaware of the benefits and therefore there is no demand or awareness out there, I think it would probably need one of the nationals to generate demand of any kind and even then it would be a difficult sell, liniar can now offer “A” +8 double glazing ( “A+15 triple) and consequently the… Read more »
We are selling 1 in 3 of our window jobs as Triple Glazing. It seems to be really taking off here :)
That’s good to know! What do you put your sales down to? People asking for it or is it because you promote it?
Thanks for all your comments guys. Sounds like a bit of a mixed bag looking at your responses. What would be good to know is how your sales of triple glazing have come about. Have customers asked for it or has your promotion of the product caused the sale? I think Wayne raises a good point about the nationals. They have the TV money better than most. If they were to include triple glazing in their adverts then maybe the public’s knowledge of the product would increase and have an impact on sales. Think we have to be patient with… Read more »
All our quotations go out with an “upgrade to triple glazing” price with lots of info regarding the product and its benefits. We generally sell A rated as standard so with our pricing structure an upgrade to triple is not that much more!
Hi. Could you please specify what exact triple glazed units do you offer to your customers ? Triple not always means better only because it’s more. I have been installing triple units in Norway. Some of the old ones were to be replaced with double glazed again for one simple reason. E.g. 4-9-4-9-4 ordinary 4mm glass and AIR in between is going to have lower U-value then double glazed unit made of 4mm glass – 21mm space filled with ARGON – 4mm ‘K’ coated glass. There are other then temperature emission reasons for installing triple units as well. For instance… Read more »