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Door security - double or triple glazing?

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Possom, 4 Mar 2015.

  1. Possom

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    If getting an external house door installed which would have a perimeter uPVC frame and be fully glazed with one pane of glass (so no strengthening horizontal/vertical uPVC bars), would the security of the door be improved to any great extent if it was tripled glazed as opposed to double glazed?

    The rest of the house would have double-glazed windows.

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  3. crank39

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    None at all.

    If your worried about security then ask for the outer pane to be laminated glass, like a windscreen it'll hold together if someone attempts to pop it, toughened would just pop and fall to the ground, do that to both panes and they'll just walk in
     
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  4. Possom

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    That's a good idea.

    Do you mean do not have the glass toughened?

    I had thought the glass must be toughened, by regulation, if it is full-length in a door as is the case here.
     
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    No he means laminated for the outer pane, toughened inner pane.
     
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    Okay.

    If the outer pane is laminated, would there any point in also laminating the inner pane? Or perhaps this would not comply with regulations in any case?
     
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    Doors will in most cases require safety glass to meet regs, either toughened glass (which shatters like car door glass), or Laminated glass (like windscreens) both comply with regs, its entirely your choice whether you have both laminated or just the outer, doing both may have implications though due to weight and the hinges, there is also the issue with low E glass only being available on clear flat glass and not textured patterned glass, this also throws up a few head scratching moments too, I'm sure they'll be others on here tonight who will explain what I mean

    In the mean time I'm off out for a meal ;)
     
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    I had thought laminating both would increase the weight.

    The glass in the door would all be clear, not patterened or textured.
     
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