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  1. Internorm sliders leaking

    The number one reason as to why sliders will leak or not function properly in my experience - is that they have not been laser levelled and therefor not square / plumb. If a slider is out by 3mm over an expanse of 3 metres plus, it can cause operational difficulties. This "can" have knock on effect in regards to water ingress, I'm not saying that is the issue it's just a possibility to be aware of. The picture above looks like the detail of sliding door systems provided to many manufacturers from Seigena, very good systems. We have experienced similar issues in the past from non Austrian suppliers and replaced the foam pads and sealed it better. In newer models, this is no longer present. A good way to determine where the water is actually penetrating, is the good old fashioned hose test.
  2. Hey all, not been around much due to work and life in general but just wanted to say that baby number 4 due in 3 weeks time arrived on Friday. no name yet, 5lb 15 oz.
  3. Agreed 100%, 20+ years ago - I would have settled something by knocking ten bells out of them (partly due to the rough area I lived in, in Edinburgh.) It's how we resolved things. I then mellowed a rather lot and realised the importance of being able to walk away, not let things bother me in the slightest and generally being a very chilled and relaxed person. It paid dividends.
  4. You know help is available if and when you need it and from many sources, hope things get better (I know they will) - chin up.
  5. Illbruck ME500e with a butyl adhesive will do the job, I would also use Illbruck TP600 around the frame of the window. I would have used llbruck PR007 for the window installation. Looking good though, good job.
  6. Passive window recommendations please

    Not that I'm aware of, the concealed hinging on tilt and turn windows don't have friction stays.
  7. Passive window recommendations please

    Unless they have a restrictor fitted, they will swing into the room.
  8. Passive window recommendations please

    European suppliers such as Internorm who have quoted you and other Austrian / German and amongst others, can and will manage 1500mm - the concealed hinges can handle a fair bit of weight. It's not that it's a size which is to big or to heavy, it's just a large single pane opening into the room. Most suppliers recommend against it for a couple of reason, mainly weight related.
  9. Passive window recommendations please

    1500? It's a big single pane window, that's about 1300mm opening into the room when you deduct the sides. Have you considered splitting it into two openers? One master tilt/turn one slave turn?
  10. Passive window recommendations please

    I personally prefer tilt & turn over outward opening windows, top hung, reversible etc. shop around and check the quotes are on par with each other. Check installation, aluminium cills and so forth are included.
  11. Passive Certification?

    That is correct, no penalty exists when 3rd party certification is produced. However, when no 3rd party certification is available a penalty is applied until the documentation is received. Doesn't need to be certified but a 3rd party certificate,proving the claimed values must be or the penalty stays intact. All values must be proved and I'll double check the actual penalty on Monday with our certifier.
  12. Passive Certification?

    It doesn't penalise small places, it's just harder to achieve due to issues such as heat loss, airtightness etc. It doesn't penalise a smaller house, it's just "easier" to achieve on a larger build.
  13. Passive Certification?

    If your being charged for certification and going down that route, then the consultants should be directing accordingly. Use a non certified product and the suppliers / manufacturers cannot verify the claimed values, of course you'll be penalised. How do you know and how does the PHI know, that the product does what it says on the tin? The numbers / values / certificates, are very important.
  14. Passive Certification?

    I need to double check the actual penalty but let's say the claimed values for the glass are 0.52ug but can't be proven, they would apply a higher ug (let's say 0.6ug as an example).
  15. Passive Certification?

    If the product you are using claims a certain value to you and you decide to use that but the supplier / manufacturer cannot back up that claim with 3rd party certificates, proving the claimed values. You'll be penalised on those particular products (i.e windows).