we recently had some windows fitted and they have the obligatory k glass but they look crap! grey looking like old fashioned grey tints on glasses and have a mottled effect.
does anyone knoiw if this is normal or are they faulty??
Don't think the 'k' glass should be mottled but will check with dh when he gets home - they do a lot of glazing at work so he should know.
Are you sure it is just 'k' glass they have used? Pilkington do other glazing products like 'optima' which is slightly tinted for thermal reasons. Or there is the new self cleaning stuff - I think that has a coating of some kind in it.
Checked with DH, who double checked with a glazier friend.
Pilkington K does come in a tinted varient but only if you ask for it. Normally it should look like any other glass, you should only be able to tell it is 'k' glass by the safety mark.
He recommends that you ask the window installer/supplier to come back and check it. If they are double glazed units, it is possible that the glass has been put into the frames backwards (the coating has to be on the correct side to work) although he doesn't think that would make a difference to the colour anyway.
have rang company who installed them and they are going to send someone out. if i don't get any joy from them i will ring pilkingtons. i reckon they are in the wrong way round plus as i cleaned them before i discovered one has a 'graze' on the inside.