Glenfield firm fitted wrong windows to homes
Two directors of a windows company have been fined for using the wrong kind of glass and putting customers at risk.
Roger Burrows and Alfred Hackett had been directors of Glenfield Windows for three years.
Trading standards inspections of their work in 2008 looked at 16 properties they had worked on.
Officers found instances in three of the homes where they had failed to use regulation toughened glass that helps prevent injuries.
Burrows (63), of Bingley Road, Littlethorpe, and Hackett (46), of Langham Drive, Narborough, appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Wednesday where they both pleaded guilty to six charges each.
Tony Davis, defending both men, said: "The problem is that when you employ workmen you can never ensure they will not commit some negligent act and these things will happen."
The pair were both fined £1,000 and told to pay costs of £1,705 and a £15 victim surcharge.
They were ordered to pay the money at £50 a month.
* PLEASE NOTE: Glenfield Windows is under new ownership.
The company was bought by Craig Buswell 14 months ago, and is now called Secure Style Windows. It has no connection with the former directors.