We’ve covered every step in the supply chain,” says Andy Jones, managing director at Edgetech UK, hosts for the Triple Glazing Question, a Quanex Building Products seminar. “As hosts we knew having an open forum was vital for the quality of the debate.Speakers will open up discussion about their specific areas of expertise. So we have representation from glass and PVCu systems companies, fabricators and installers, as well as machinery and software experts.”
Talking technical we have Steve Scrivens from Guardian Glass and Mark Barsby from VEKA. Between them they’ll be covering amongst other issues toughening the centre pane, external condensation and unit size. As well as asking the question can we achieve the same with clever double glazing? They will be joined by Grant Stratford from hardware specialist Yale who will be talking about the issues of increased weight and window design.
Nigel Rees will be giving the GGFs view on Government legislation and standards. He’ll be followed by construction expert Chris Ashworth from Competitive Advantage discussing how energy efficiency is a key driver for change in construction.
Looking at manufacturing we have machinery experts Joe Hague from Promac and Hegla’s Steve Goble, and joining them is software specialist Malcolm Searle to offer insight into the process management of making triple glazed IGUs. Gaby Mendham of EcoGlass will be talking about the practical impact to her business as an IGU manufacturer.
Heading up the window fabrication debate we have two very well known companies in the industry – Emplas Window Systems and Lister Trade Frames. Mike Crewdson and Mark Warren will be looking at the implications not only for manufacturers but also for their installer customers.
Headlining the sales opportunity debate is Chris Carter from Everest Home Improvements. He’ll be discussing the impact of its massive advertising campaign for triple glazing.
As well as this impressive line up of speakers, there are opportunities for questions to be raised throughout the day, and there will be instant polling of all delegates on questions as they come up using interactive keypads.
Andy adds: “The Triple Glazing Question is already stimulating an energetic discussion on social media, and we believe this, along with the number of places booked, shows there is strong interest in the debate from the industry.”
Nearly 400 people have already registered. Anyone wanting to attend the Triple Glazing Question on 10 April at the Ricoh Arena can book here www.tripleglazingq.co.uk.