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    • LordSidcup
    • By LordSidcup 2nd Oct 17, 8:40 PM
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    Conservatory Roof Shattered - Why?
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 8:40 PM
    Conservatory Roof Shattered - Why? 2nd Oct 17 at 8:40 PM
    Hi,

    Two months ago we had a new UPVC double glazed conservatory roof fitted. It was made up of six panels, in total an area of 4 x 5 metres.

    At the weekend, it wasn't raining or windy, but one of the external panes shattered.

    Can anyone suggest a reason for this?

    Best regards,

    Sidcup
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    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 2nd Oct 17, 9:24 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 9:24 PM
    Toughened conny roof units have been known to pop but it's very very rare. It could have been stress, a bit of broken tile or a bird dropping a stone. You'll never know I'm afraid my lord.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 2nd Oct 17, 10:43 PM
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    Jealous/angry neighbour? have a poke around for bits of spark plug ceramic.
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    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 3rd Oct 17, 11:08 AM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 11:08 AM
    As docmatt suggested, maybe stress, eg from being badly fitted. What did the fitters say and have they agreed to replace it free of charge?
    • Furts
    • By Furts 3rd Oct 17, 12:53 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 12:53 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 12:53 PM
    Forewarned is forearmed. When you get the fitters back look closely to see if the unit has been centred up evenly on the glazing bars/rafters, or is it pinched tight at one side? There is a chance the fitters will not be interested and claim damage, wear and tear and so on. Be ready to counter this if things appear unsatisfactory.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 3rd Oct 17, 2:34 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 2:34 PM
    It should be pretty easy to counter any 'wear and tear' suggestion after only two months.
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