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  1. Not uncommon but worrying, pretty scary when you think about it.
  2. I may have been on the wrong section or need to check again but would it's 3% 3rd country on this link, it differs on products we import so may have been on another page.
  3. I would need to see the glass specification sheet, what coatings they have used, spacers and gas used. Sounds wrong to me, satin finish is a "modern" alternative to patterned glass but it shouldn't impact the value by the value mentioned.
  4. That's a big drop, are you sure it's still triple? That's a double glazed Ug value in all honesty. Triple glazed, has the opaque glass in the centre, it doesn't have any coatings on it and the value for the glass is generally not massively impacted. It can go from a 0.5Ug to a 0.6 but generally it's the decimal place that will change (i.e. 0.52Ug to 0.55Ug for example) as well as the LT value, G Value changing but not a drop like that unless it's went to double.
  5. Basically put, 20% import, 6.5% 3rd country for wooden and plastic, aluminium is 20% import & 6% 3rd country You can find the tarriff calculator here
  6. S***e, I’ll have a look when I get the office. I have the information saved we received.
  7. Toughened is fine but Part Q is going full SBD, it is already in Scotland for new builds. However, it boils down to interpretation by the BCO and different regions.
  8. Part Q is a shift towards SBD as standard for all new builds. Laminated outer pane on all ground floor windows. Irrespective of location or window type.
  9. Anything below 800mm will need to be toughened/laminated. Anything within 300mm of a external door will need to be toughened/laminated.
  10. It’s the same thing, all ground floor windows with laminated glass. Pas24 tells you the laminated glass should be P2A lamination or better.
  11. I’m not in @AnonymousBosch😉 two things, one mentioned above by @dpmiller the other is to put a little stopper in place so it doesn’t hit the tap when turning but still allows it to turn a little but also tilt.
  12. Personally, I would go with timber alu over uPVC (however that is a personal preference).
  13. Fensa is for replacement windows, all it does is prove your windows have been fitted by a competent person registered with Fensa and you receive a certificate for doing so. Confirming that they have been fitted by a registered installer and fitted to BC standards. The installer, not the manufacturer or supplier are fensa registered. When the supplier installs, they are both supplier and installer. You do not need to be Fensa registered to replace windows in an existing property, it helps but is not essential.
  14. 1: Do not skimp on the thermal envelope. Buy what your budget allows you to and what you like. 2: uPVC is generally more thermally efficient (profile dependant). 3: Aluclad windows in a coastal area are fine, it’s the hardware that takes a battering not the cladding. If possible get a coating applied, otherwise it oxidise and fail. 4: uPVC aluclad are a good choice and you can match them with timber versions fairly easily (manufacturer dependant). 5: Adding a foil internally, is just bringing the uPVC product inline with the cost of timber alu windows. At the end of the day, it’s what you can afford and what you like/want that counts. Shop around, listen to the advice on offer and see what options are available to you.
  15. All shifting towards SBD as standard, basically boils down to security. Laminated outer pane on ground floor windows. That must resist a physical attack by an opportunist/casual burglar. Doors and windows must be manufactured to a design that has been tested and shown to meet the security requirements of British Standards publication PAS 24 (equivalent EN standard RC2 is acceptable). PAS24 is published by the BSI. PAS 24 provides a method for testing and assessing doors and windows in relation to security. All ground floor and accessible doors must have suitable laminated glass with a security value of P2A or better. Windows do not require laminate glass for PAS24 but must have a locking handle.