The thermal insulation benefit is clearly visible through the additional pane of glass and gas filled cavity.
There are three reasons why you should consider installing triple glazed windows containing Planitherm glass:
Save even more on your energy bills
Triple glazed units have an optimised energy balance to maximise cost savings. Triple glazing allows a high level of solar heat gain, capturing free heat energy from outside during the daytime to warm the home. This is combined with exceptional thermal insulation properties with triple glazed units having a very low U-value* to keep the heat in during night and day. The outcome is a window that well exceeds the current maximum "A" window energy rating.
The thermal efficiency of triple glazed units ensures that cold spots are eliminated. Triple glazed units can also be optimised to deliver excellent thermal acoustic performance - minimising noise levels from outside.
The extra pane of glass ensures that your windows are less easy to break through giving you peace of mind when it comes to security.
Triple glazing is well established in many parts of Europe and is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Windows are one of the most exposed parts of a house. According to the Energy Saving Trust, a staggering 26% of all domestic heat loss escapes through the windows. Installing energy-efficient windows is essential to help keep the cost of energy bills down.
Double glazed windows containing Planitherm glass provide a highly energy-efficient solution that can save up to 28% on your energy bills**. However, Planitherm in triple glazed units provide the ultimate in energy efficient performance, exceeding the best performing double glazing units. Rising energy prices mean that it has never been so important to save as much as possible on your energy bills. Installing triple glazing will also reduce your carbon emissions.
*U-value reflects the thermal insulating performance of a building. the lower the co-efficient is, the better the insulating performance.
**Energy savings calculation courtesy of the Glass and Glazing Federation. Energy consumption data courtesy of the Energy Savings Trust.
PADIHAM GLASS Triple Glazing – Manufacturing Guidelines
Outer Pane (Faces 1 & 2)
Glass: 4mm, 6mm and 10mm – Can be Annealed but we advise Toughened where possible
Solar Control: Available - Glass has to be Toughened
Low Emissivity: Can be Face 2 only if required
Laminated Safety: Achievable but not recommended (Thermal Safety check may be required)
Low Iron glass can help achieve a higher IGU G-Value on this pane only
Middle Pane (Faces 3 & 4)
Glass: 4mm, 6mm and 10mm – Toughened only
Solar Control: Not available
Low Emissivity: Available on Face 3
Laminated Safety: Not available
Obscure glass is normally on this pane
Inner Pane (Faces 5 & 6)
Glass: 4mm, 6mm and 10mm – Annealed or Toughened
Solar Control: Not available
Low Emissivity: Available on Face 5
Laminated Safety: Available and is recommended on this pane
Cavities / Spacer Bars
Minimum 8mm cavities
Aluminium Spacer bar Options: 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm 18mm & 20mm
8mm & 10mm aluminium spacer bars are only available in Silver & Bronze
BLACK Warm Edge Spacer bar: Only available in 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm & 20mm.
Please note it is important that where possible both cavities are kept the same for thermal performance and manufacturing capabilities.