DIY Plastics UK
by Protech Direct

HOW TO GET A uPVC WINDOW QUOTE



What we require from you

- We require the widths and the heights (Including cill if one is required)

- We require the style/model you want (Click here for styles available)

- We require any glass requirements. K Glass is standard. You may require Obscure Glass (for a bathroom) or Toughened Safety Glass (If your windows are less than 800mm from the internal floor or are within 300mm of a door you MUST use safety glass to comply with Building Regulations

- We require your location (Town and County) Please note: That if a location is not provided we will have to ring you to acquire one, A Daytime, Landline telephone number would be helpful as we may have some questions resulting from your enquiry.

- Please do not try to describe the window in your email. Please quote the style number provided from the window style page. (Click here for styles available)

- Please do not send Files, Documents, PDFs or Images. Simply type the style you require into an e-mail for a speedy and comprehensive quotation.

Remember to include -

- Your Name
- Location (Town and County)
- Your Sizes (Width and Height)
- Your Style/Model (Click Here to view our window styles)
- Glass Type Requirements



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Building Regulations and Glazing

We have designed our windows to accept 24mm insulationg glass units, using Low E glass to comply with the amended Builing Regulations Approved Document 'L' 2006. Low E glass (low emissivity) has a surface coating that improved substantially its energy efficiency. This coating lets the sun's rays through and reflects heat back into the room.

All glazing must comply with the requirements of Part N of the Building Regulations, 1998 edition and Part P2.2 of the Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations, 1990 edition or later. Anyone specifiying glazing should refer to these.

Fire Escapes - To meet the requirements of Building Regulations Approved Document 'B' 2000, there must be escape routes from habitable rooms in many situations. Window openings must be 240mm or wider. This means a 600mm wide single casement side-hung window, fitted with butt or fire escape projecting hinges, will comply - as long as the window is 900mm or higher to provide a clear opening greater than 0.33m².

All the windows we supply with fire escape projecting hinges have non-locking fasteners. These fasteners are also available on standard windows for use in fire escape situations. Releasable Restrictors are reccomended for windows in fire escapes.

The minimum size sash window is 900mm x 1350mm (Any small and you need a fire escape)

Ventilation trickle vents may be required. Please see your local Building Control Dept' Of your local council (we find that each council has their own interpretation of the regulations.)

For a New-Build situation (A new house or extension) your plans will have been closely inspected and passed by yourlocal council (Planning and Building Control) and you will have to adhere ridgedley to the details contained in the plans.

In this situation the Building Control Dept of your local council will visit site during the build process to check that everything conforms to building regulations.

If you are replacing your windows you will need to comply with the building regulations mentioned above.

To do this you will require a visit from building control to pass/approve the windows and doors. There will be a charge for this (it varies from area to area [Our Local Area £69]) and you will be issued with a certificate.

Do not lose this certificate as you will be require it if/when you sell your house.

How To Get A Quote

Please do not send Files, Documents, PDFs or Images. Simply type the information into an e-mail for a speedy and comprehensive quotation.





Remember to include -

- Your Name
- Location (Town and County)
- Your Sizes (Width and Height)
- Your Style/Model (Click Here to view our window styles)
- Glass Type Requirements


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Plastic Sheet, Mirrors & Canopies
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Houseproud uPVC Self-build Conservatories
Protech Windows & Doors
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