A, D& L have been involved with energy ratings since their conception. Philip Parker has worked with members of the Leadlight Association, the Australian Standards & the Australian Building Code to introduce triple glazing in order to comply with relevant energy legislations. There are many advantages for using this glazing; it adds security, safety, is easy to clean and, most importantly, it increases the energy efficiency of your home. In most cases, we use safety glass on both outside surfaces in order to comply with Australian Human Impact Safety Standards. Triple glazing does not take anything away from the overall leadlight effect, however, there is only one reflection (not multiple, as in original leadlighting) when viewed from the outside. The benefits of triple glazed surfaces, in most cases, outweigh this small compromise.
Triple glazed windows are made up from 2 external pieces of glass. They can be annealed float (normal) glass or safety glass to comply with the Australian Human Impact Safety Standards. The custom made leadlight panel is encased between the 2 glass pieces in a specially formulated desiccant system. The adhesive desiccant rubber spacer is adhered to the external layers of glass. The outer perimeter is then sealed with appropriate silicon to insure a complete and lasting seal. Once sealed, the leadlight is protected from the elements and will last a lifetime.