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windowexpert

Auckland, New Zealand
Joined 25 October 2005
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6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
UPVC windows help

What a load of nonsense. At 200 degrees almost every material expands hugely and start cracking or warping.
Your calcs are based on a solid piece of PVC. As you may…

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
UPVC windows help

The rebate chamber is 12 mm wide and a sash 1000 by 2200 tilt and turn is no problem in white, Ivory or other light colours. Lesser in medium dark…

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
UPVC windows help

I know the AS very well as our system is in the Australian WERS, tested for Australia as well and approved to use there, including bush fire rating !!!! …

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
UPVC windows help

After each of those fruitless discussions I start to see even more potential for me in the higher end Australian Market with high performance and energy efficient joinery concepts, just…

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
UPVC windows help

Discussion WOT (waste of time) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
UPVC windows help

I know this forum is your commercial playground and everything that does not suit your commercial interest does not belong here and so on....
Like I said comments from a number…

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
UPVC windows help

Well the system we use is tested and approved for the Australian market as well and meets or exceeds the requirements and it is used in Australia.
The comments about the…

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
UPVC windows help

Forgot to mention that I have Australian customers building in New Zealand and they noted the quality difference of our uPVC windows compared to the ones they have seen in…

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
UPVC windows help

Well I like to put the facts straight, calling a firm discussion "urinating" is a matter of opinion but what am I suppose to answer to such nonsense that uPVC…

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
UPVC windows help

Hi Ed,
what happened to your uPVC window range???? :oops:
There are some flimsy uPVC extrusions around with which you cannot make e decent size sash.
We can…

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
How do I lock french doors?

I have made many french doors in wood und uPVC in my life but I have never delivered one without all the locking gear??? Unbelievable what some suppliers do.....

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Windows type for flow through ventilation

Key lockable tilt and turn handles must be not available from China. :twisted:
If you look at top quality companies like Hoppe you find a…

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Windows type for flow through ventilation

I just replaced an entire house of casement windows with tilt and turn windows and the owners are over the moon for better ventilation, better cleaning unobstructed view when the…

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Windows type for flow through ventilation

I would look at http://www.euroaluminium.com.au/home.html Don't know their quality but the system looks good.
We looked at Chinese hardware and I wouldn't touch it.
They always say…

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Windows type for flow through ventilation

Sure tilt and turn windows come in any version. uPVC, timber, timber-aluminium, upvc-aluminium and aluminium.

6 years6 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Windows type for flow through ventilation

Tilt and turn windows in the tilt position DO NOT let more rain in than awning windows and with good hardware the amount of tilt is variable. As opposed to…

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Window Locks

You can as well use more advanced windows with multipoint locking and single handle operation. This handles come in lockable versions as well. This hardware is more secure than latches…

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Double Glazing a corner window

We have done it on several occasions and it looks realy tidy
Inside a 15/15 angle and outside a 40/40 angle. And absolutly no visible silicon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It requires a skilled tradesperson…

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Double glazing timber front door.

http://www.paarhammer.com.au would be the people to talk to in Australia
Not cheap as Bunnings but lasting value !!

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Double glazing timber front door.

It the same here. The standard doors of the shelf are a pathetic 40mm thick. Not good for DG or a good multi point lock. Better are the Euro style…

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Security - double glazing versus old windows?

We use 8.38 laminated glass on the outer pane where security is an issue. Also we add more locking points.
Also we use inside glazing beads only.
Not sure whether the "prison…

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
What's a good finish for western red cedar windows?

Of course you can't use clear on the outside. You need some pigmentation to protect the timber from UV. It weakens the grain but it doesn't disappear.
Nowadays there dedicated products…

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
What's a good finish for western red cedar windows?

There are a number of products available.
The main thing is that you apply a three coat finish BEFORE installation and glazing.
The biggest mistake you can make is installing a product…

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Changing window sizes from the plan

Windows are tested here as well and there are limitations in size.
But we make the windows to any size within the min. and max. size for each type of window…

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Changing window sizes from the plan

Everything building seems to have restrictions in OZ? We make windows to whatever size and the software knows no standard sizes.

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Double glazing with project builder

Hi Ed,
Over here they wouldn't dare unless you ask the impossible.
They are desperate for work.

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Key Locks on Children's Bedrooms

Or you use well designed windows such as tilt and turn which are more secure than those awnings and sliders but in case of emergency they can be…

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Double glazing with project builder

Use your own supplier and remind them who is paying for it and who is the boss :n:
Large building companies seem to be in…

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Windows with integrated roller shutters

We do windows complete with roller shutter and insect screens here in NZ. Not in large numbers yet due to cost and people are not aware yet what a great…

7 years7 yearswindowexpertwindowexpert posted:
Is R2.0 a maximum for external wall insulation?

Another one of those fake sauna sellers.......infrared ha ha ha.... :lol:

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