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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthordongouden
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2008
    I have been looking into thin double glazing for my Victorian house. Some of the windows need repairing and I thought it would be a good thing to upgrade the glazing at the same time. My council said I wasn't allowed to use float glass as the reflection is too harsh, they want to see the old glass back (or similar). After a lot of research, the National Trust and Historic Scotland put my on the trail of Histoglass (www.histoglass.co.uk). Their website is a little bit of hard work but they do seem to know what they are talking about and also care about the different types of old glass. Their units are 10mm!
    I have heard some bad stories about companies who offer thin double glazing but these people appear to have been around for a while. Have any of you had any experience with them?
    • CommentAuthorjoe.e
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2008
    Looks great. It would be worth asking them to send you a sample of the wobbly glass. My guess is that for Victorian glazing the machine-made outer pane would be better than the hand-made. The hand-made looks like cylinder glass, probably Polish, which would be appropriate for Georgian but not much later than that.
    I own a slim double glazing company in West Yorkshire so I have experience in this field
    The thickness of the glass is not really the issue however the sight line is
    Conventional double glazing has a sight line of between 12 and 15 mm so if you are glazing into 7 mm rebates you will see approx 6 mm of the spacer bar all around the unit
    Heritage glazing that we manufacture has a sight line of 5.5 to 6 mm so fits neatly into a 7mm rebate
    We can use 3 mm glass but find it hard to have it toughened
    A unit made up of soft coat low e glass krypton filled will give a centre pane u value of approx 1.9
    A conventional unit with a 16 mm cavity using Pilkington k will give around 1.6
    Any one needing any more stats email me
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2017
    Sagars glass wrote: "I own a slim double glazing company in West Yorkshire so I have experience in this field"

    I see you just opened your account here. Did you read the post about advertising? http://www.greenbuildingforum.co.uk/newforum/comments.php?DiscussionID=584&page=1

    This thread is nine years old, so there's no way to construe your post except as an advert.
    • CommentAuthorcjard
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2017
    To be fair, he did at least put some effort in, unlike the sharks who jumped into the ICE Energy thread with a "I repair heat pumps, call me on 01234567890"

    I light of that, I'd be tempted to leave it; despite floating an old thread he's not giving a hard sell and the info herein might be useful for future visitors
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2017 edited
    Posted By: cjard"I repair heat pumps, call me on 01234567890"

    What! The scam artists are stealing my phone number?! :bigsmile:
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2017 edited
    It's crazy to treat trader/manufacturers as nasty sharks that we don't want on 'ere. Sagars glass was completely upfront and offered nothing but his wisdom. If that gets him some business, great.
    Surely we've resolved this issue by now?
    Posted By: fostertomSurely we've resolved this issue by now?
    Sort of have solved I would say - djh jumped down the guys throat and cjard sorted him out..... all very GBF, but I know what you mean and djh was correct as far as the GBF rules go of course, which i think are worng when it is done like this. etc etc.
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