Platform to perfection
There are many factors that come into consideration in order to perform a clean, professional and safe installation, according to Liniar, but quite often it’s the importance of one small accessory that’s overlooked, with potentially disastrous consequences.
“The team that originally designed the Liniar system have more than 500 years of experience between them in the industry,” Liniar’s technical services director Paul Garforth said. “It’s because of this experience that every minute element has been carefully thought out and scrutinised to ensure a superior product.
“Some installers may believe that all glazing platforms are pretty much the same and perform their duties equally well, but this is definitely not the case. A large percentage of the issues that we have to address are caused by inferior alternatives being used. Liniar glazing platforms have been specifically designed to perform a host of important functions and are a vital element of any Liniar installation.
“Available in 28mm and 36mm options, as well as specific versions for our EnergyPlus90 range, flush sash windows and patio doors, Liniar glazing platforms fill the area of the profile precisely to provide full width support. They’re manufactured using the correct raw materials to provide the necessary strength to support the weight of the glazing unit. Substitute components may not achieve this, which could lead to them distorting, and therefore failing to fully support the glass.”
Positioning Liniar glazing platforms in relation to the locking points of the product also adds extra structural strength and additional security, the company said. Due to their unique clip in feature they can’t easily be dislodged, thus reducing the chance of windows and doors being prised open when under attack from burglars.
Drainage was also a big consideration for the designers. Using Liniar glazing platforms ensures that the window maintains its support and keeps the glass square in the frame, allowing water to pass into the drainage slots. These channels allow liquid to drain away, so the glass isn’t sitting in water.