Do I need building regulationsto replace windows & doors?
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The replacement of windows and doors require compliance with building regulations:
Fire escape: Provision should be made to ensure that means of escape in case of fire is maintained and made no worse as a result of a replacement glazing installation. All first floor windows in dwellings should ideally have opening lights large enough to allow you to escape through them if you were trapped in the room by a fire. This also applies to rooms in bungalows which open into a hall (unless the hall itself has an external door through which you could escape).
Safety glass: Safety glass should be installed in what is termed as 'critical glazing areas' i.e in doors or a window which is within 300mm of a door and below 1500mm from floor height. Any window which is within 800mm of the internal floor.
Trickle ventilation: Any new built house should have trickle ventilation as should windows or doors which are replacing existing which have trickle ventilation.
sealed unit technology to provide some of the most energy efficient windows on the market. We combine PLANITHERM energy efficient glass with SWISSPACER
composite spacer bar and fill our sealed units with at least 90% argon gas.
The result? – A lighter, brighter, warmer and more energy efficient home thanks to the advanced thermal insulation of PLANITHERM which is 3 times more efficient than single glazed units and at least 25% more efficient than most currently installed double glazing.
Window security can vary dramatically from company to company. All windows installed by Atlas come with the prestigious, Police approved, 'SECURED BY DESIGN' certification.
In order to obtain this prestigious award all of our windows are tested for all aspects of security by crime prevention officers under test conditions. The windows are subjected to prolonged attack with crow bars and screw drivers etc..
Once the police are satisfied the windows meet their rigourous security standards we are granted approval to use the 'Secured By Design' logo.