FAQs

What is Planitherm?

Planitherm is one of the most energy efficient glass products available, helping to improve the window energy ratings of your glazing and making your home more comfortable.

Performance
Improved thermal insulation – reduces heat loss more effectively than traditional low E coatings {Inc K}.
Promotes passive solar heat gain – free heat from the sun passes through the glass helping to warm your home.

Improved energy efficiency
Reduced need for heating helps to save energy and protect the environment whilst saving you money on heating bills.
More comfortable rooms – improved thermal insulation means fewer cold spots and drafts near windows and doors.
Less condensation – the inner surface of the glass stays warmer reducing internal condensation and prolonging the life of your window. Neutral

Appearance
No unsightly tint – Unlike traditional low – E coatings that suffer from an unsightly yellow/brown tint, sgg Planitherm looks very clear. This means your curtains or Georgian bar will not look dirty or discoloured.
More light – less tint also means more light can enter the room, making it more comfortable and luminous.
No haze effect – sgg Planitherm does not suffer from unsightly tint commonly associated with traditional low – E products.

What is Warm Edge Super Spacer?

Do you know that almost half of all the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions come from our buildings and homes? Windows play a huge role in this. According to the Energy Saving Trust, around 20% of the heat lost from an average home occurs through the windows. The heat lost contributes half a tonne of CO2 per home to the atmosphere and increases fuel bills. Super Spacer is 950 times less conductive than aluminium and, as most of the heat loss through a window occurs at the edge of the unit, standard metal spacer bars act as a thermal energy drain allowing heat to escape from your home. Super Spacer blocks the escape route. Award winning Super Spacer, with built-in energy saving, is a foam spacer which delivers energy saving technology. Windows with Super Spacer reduce heat loss through your windows, helping to keep your home warm. Less heat lost means lower fuel bills and lower carbon emissions. Reduces Noise and Condensation – There are many other benefits of installing windows with Super Spacer. It reduces condensation by up to 70 %, virtually eliminating the potential breeding ground for bacteria, mould and dust mites that can be harmful to people with respiratory diseases. Super Spacer also reduces noise transmission by up to 2dB which helps you keep your home an oasis of calm, away from the noise of the outside world. It is important to understand that an Argon gas filled unit is 20% more efficient than air filled standard low E {Pilkington K unit} and if you add a warm edge spacer bar instead of aluminium then the unit is 35% more efficient than a standard low E {Pilkington K unit}.