Installing double glazed windows requires a certain amount of know-how, and is probably not something for a DIY enthusiast to take on.
The glazing of the windows forms an crucial part of your door and window installation. All glazing must today conform to relevant British Standards such as BS6262 and BS 8000. Toughened safety glass is a legal requirement in areas below 800mm from finished floor level, in doors and screens.
During the installation of double glazed windows the glass will be installed, packed and correctly glazed. It is important to ensure that any glass units with safety glass are installed the correct way round. The installed units must also carry the appropriate safety markings.
Today’s modern glass units will normally be coated to ensure their energy efficiency. The trained window installer will install the glass units the correct way round. Failure to do with would make the glass less effective in its performance.
Upon completion of the installation the windows will have their final inspection carried out, internal reveals in the property will be made good as discussed with the window surveyor and agreed on the contract. Only then will the protective tape be removed from the windows and doors. In the case of a window installation being carried out to new builds or extensions, it would be normal for window protection to remain in place whilst the remaining work to the building is carried out.
The installation team will carry out a “walk though” with the property owner to examine the installation and the operation of window will be demonstrated. Door locks, bifolding door operation, trickle vent operation, egress or easy clean hinges and so forth will also be fully demonstrated to the customer.
The final inspection after installing double glazed windows and doors will cover:
- Overall Visual Appearance
- Operation of windows and doors
- agreement on glass patterns
- hardware and sight lines
- sealing of windows
- explanation of window and door drainage
- and to answer any further questions the property owner may have.
Please do not hesitate to contact one of our knowledgable sales staff for more information about how Cheam Windows go about installing double glazed windows and doors.