There are companies that are supplying windows to the Canberra market that are offering a free upgrade to triple glazing. They import their windows from China and Made in China, however, they do not pick up the supplier is with Australian Standard. the uPVC Window and door is not be tested to the Australian Standard and may be unable to provide Australian test results.
The impact on you could be that your glass may not be to our strict safety standards.
Many of our new homes are still being single glazed. There is debate that there is no significant energy savings from triple glazing to double glazing unless you are using window frames that aren’t insulated.
Many of the home owners that are purchasing triple glazing upgrades are for homes that are older and have poor insulation. This puts them in a position of having the opposite of what they had before and they will have better windows and doors compared to their walls,ceiling and floors. Making their insulation unbalanced.
If you are building a new home and can make the rest of the insulation to a high standard, then triple glazing could be a good option.
The key to a properly insulated home is to have all the insulation equal and this will provide a home without draughts, air leakages and condensation.
If I was buying uPVC windows and doors from China, I would be buying from an company that is a member of the Australian Window Association and can show test results.
China ROPO is a member of the Australian Window Association, and All windows tested as per Australian Standard AS2047, AS2208. and we supply 10 years warranty.