Laminated solar glass fitted the wrong way around.

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by Willx921, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. Willx921

    Willx921 New Member

    We have 2 gable end windows. They are triangular and split down the middle, so 4 panes.

    They broke one of the panes when fitting it and replaced it, but the new pane is the other way around. Being loft full height windows, they were specified to be laminated on the inside, they are also Planitherm 4S, so have a solar coating on one pane.

    As the glass is triangular with no edges the same length, it can't be flipped and needs to be remade. The window fitters claim it's not just ok in the current orientation, but better as the 4mm toughened glass is harder to break than the 6mm laminated, so it's a better way to fit it. They also say it doesn't matter which pane the solar coating is on doesn't matter.

    Either I'm being fed a lie here, or the world has been fitting laminated glass the wrong way around. I suspect the former.

    Does anyone have any suggestions, advice or recommended responses?
  2. Baxi Boy

    Baxi Boy Active Member

    They have made the glass unit wrong as you say,it sounds like the installers are trying to get you to accept it,as the company wouldn’t want the cost of another unit.You should be entitled to the specifications you were quoted for,if you haven’t paid,I would say don’t until you are satisfied.
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  3. jonathanc

    jonathanc Guest

    As above. Go back to the quote specification you agreed with then abs force them to meet that specification
  4. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Screwfix Select

    Planitherm should go on inside of building
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  5. Willx921

    Willx921 New Member

    Thanks for the feedback. This is the glass spec, so are you saying that you think the solar coating should be on the inside and laminate should be on the outside of the building according to this spec?

  6. Willx921

    Willx921 New Member

  7. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Screwfix Select

    That must be a up to date but all the units I fit have a sticker stating to internal which is on inner skin is coated side. You will need to asked fitters for their spec on what way to fit

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