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"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

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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.
   
U.P.V.C. Casement
 
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
surfaces.
   
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

 
U.P.V.C. House 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

 
U.P.V.C. Patio 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
(4)     COMPLIES WITH INSULATION BUILDING REGULATIONS
         DOCUMENT J SCOTLAND
(5)     EFFECTIVE DRAUGHT PROOFING
 
Note
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.
 
U.P.V.C. frames and doors should be cleaned occasionally, perhaps once a year, with simple detergent.
Avoid chemical cleaners which can have a long term effect on the surfaces.
 

 

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