Making sure you are getting the correct glass specification when changing your double glazed sealed units.
We have been attending lots of call outs for Glass replacements at Public Buildings and New build apartments blocks, it is very important that the correct safety glass is used in these critical locations.
We have noticed that lots of the buildings when Double Glazed 20 + years ago, the rules and regulations for safety Glass wasn’t compulsory, and many have standard glass, a very alarming experience when we survey these premises.
With our special Glass laser tools, we can identify the glass, and make sure that any replacements are up to date with the correct British standards, our laser identifies the internal pane, + the Air gap thickness, + the external pane, it also indicates to us if standard glass is used, or laminated safety glass, or toughened safety glass, with the exact thickness.
We get called to many broken panes, and they are more often next to many other units that have not been made to the correct safety regs, we will always make sure that the Double Glazed Sealed Unit that we replace, will be up to date with the correct British standards spec that is compulsory in todays health and safety practice.
We do have many people ask us to replace the units like for like, and the cheapest option that is present, this will be a simple NO from us at Misty Glaze, where the safety of the general public is our main priority and reputation in the Glass replacement industry.
Many say to us “what about the rest of the Glass in the Building, they are still staying in standard Glass and we haven’t got the budgets to replace all of these”. Our duty of care to any call out we receive, when instructed to carry out a Glass replacement, the glass spec we will be installing will be the correct glass for the particular Building type and critical locations, and what purpose the building serves, many times different thickness Laminated safety glass or Toughened will be used, and will have the correct B.S Numbers on the spacer Bar of the double glazed unit.
We will always advise that the Building managers take a look at all Glass that is any critical areas or locations of any Buildings, from Schools, colleges, libraries, Airports etc.
Please look at our Glass secificication page for more info on the different types of Glass + B.S Numbers when checking that your Glass is up to standards”.
You can always give us a call at Misty Glaze for more Further info or advice, if you have any concerns about the Glass in your Office, homes or public buildings, then a free consultation can be made.