|Fountainbridge Windows Ltd|
Unit 7, Forth Ind Estate, Sealcarr St, Granton, Edinburgh, EH5 1RF
|Tel. 0131 551 2959 Fax. 0131 551 2947|
|Free Phone: 0800 316 6031|
"Everything You Need To Know About Windows With Glass"
U.P.V.C. Windows and Doors
Tilt and Turn, Casements, Sash and Case, Patio Doors, House Doors
with Ten Year Insurance Guarantee
|U.P.V.C. Tilt and Turn||
|The most popular
U.P.V.C. window is the Tilt and Turn. It complies with
all the Building and Health and Safety Regulations because it tilts inwards
at the top for ventilation and also swings inwards, permitting safe access
to the external faces of the window for cleaning.
|Casement is the
second most popular U.P.V.C. window, where the top
hopper can open outwards and one or two of the bottom sashes open
outwards. The hinges or stays fitted to this type of window allow the sash
to open sufficiently to allow access through the back for cleaning the external
|U.P.V.C. Sash & Case||
|U.P.V.C. Sash and
Case is used to a lesser extent, and is basically modelled
on the traditional timber sash and case, except that the sashes are operated
by spiral balances or springs. Problems can therefore arise with accessing the
external surfaces for cleaning, depending on location.
|U.P.V.C. Entry Doors||
Doors are normally fitted with new standards (frames) and
come in numerous designs, in white or woodgrain.
|U.P.V.C. Patio Doors - White or Woodgrain||
Doors come in two types - ordinary sliding, or tilt and slide
for top opening ventilation. They are always double glazed with safety glass.
|Advantages of U.P.V.C.|
|(1) VIRTUALLY MAINTENANCE FREE|
|(2) EASY OPENING OPERATION|
|(3) DOUBLE GLAZED|
COMPLIES WITH INSULATION BUILDING REGULATIONS
DOCUMENT J SCOTLAND
|(5) EFFECTIVE DRAUGHT PROOFING|
|Windows above ground floor must be cleanable externally from the inside. Building Regulations (Scotland) (P.2.3) and all windows must have opening sashes providing an opening area as a percentage of the floor area.|
and doors should be cleaned occasionally, perhaps once a year, with simple
Avoid chemical cleaners which can have a long term effect on the surfaces.
|Secondary Windows / Slimlite Double Glazing|
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