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To a packed house speakers shared information and experiences. There was no shortage of controversy. Technical versus sales has been a running battle since the start of the debate. Mark Barsby, technical manager at VEKA, talked about clever doubles being a viable alternative to triples. While Chris Carter of Everest Home Improvements spoke about how triple glazing gives homeowners an easy way to understand improved performance.
Gaby Mendham challenged the industry to order triple glazing for a reason rather than just a buzzword. You could hear the sharp intake of breath as she revealed it takes 90 per cent more glazing material to manufacture than for doubles. Giving away triple as free upgrades shouldn’t be the default for companies – a theme that ran throughout the day. Triple glazing could be a tool to impact positively on the industry’s margins but for this benefit to be realised the additional costs must be passed on to the consumer.