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Our PVC-u tilt and turn windows are designed from impact modified PVC-u for strength whilst the profile depth is 70mm, which ensures superb insulation and rigidity.
As well as being fully reinforced, to our system designer’s specification. Our products incorporate a locking system, which can provide up to twelve locking points on each opening section. The ingenious locking system provided on our tilt and turn range allows the window to tilt inwards simply by turning the handle through 90 degrees. But if the window is then closed and the handle is turned another 90 degrees the whole frame opens fully inwards for cleaning/ fire escape. In addition all corner joints are fusion welded at 240 degrees to ensure that all these joints are completely sealed against the elements.
Our products incorporate a galvanized steel locking system, which can provide up to twelve locking points on each opening section. In addition all the windows are internally beaded to ensure that the glass and the glazing beads cannot be removed from the outside. Key locking handles complete the security of this product and ensure that you can be safe and secure in your home. In addition Scotia achieved BS 7950 Enhanced Security Kitemark for Windows and Secured by Design (awarded by Association of Chief Police Officers to those products attaining their preferred specification) .
All of our tilt and turn windows are fitted with 28mm sealed units, which would normally consist of 4mm glass – 20mm argon gas filled airspace – 4mm soft coat low emissivity glass This provides a sealed unit with a U-value of 1.2 W/m²K. Our 20mm air gap is the largest available and provides the best combination of heat insulation and sound insulation. Scotia can also provide a complete range of windows which achieve the highest Window Energy Rating “A” Rated.
Scottish Building Regulations were updated in October 2010.They now provide customers with a variety of options when replacing their windows.
Replacement Windows must either have a U Value for the whole window of at least 1.6 W/m²K or better, or high performance glass units with a U-value of at least 1.2 W/m²K or a window which has a Window Energy Rating of “C” or above.
For New Build properties the new regulations are slightly different as Scottish Building Regulations require either a U value for the whole of the window of 1.6 W/m²K or less, or a minimum Window Energy Rating of “C” or better.
Extensions are a bit more complicated as the Regulations take into account the insulation in your existing home and if you have an older property, for example a building that was constructed over 30 years ago, the level of insulation in the walls and roof is likely to be poorer than a property built within the last 30 years. As a result, if you have an older property with poor wall and roof insulation you will be expected to fit a higher performance window to any extension which will achieve a U value for the whole of the window of at least 1.4 W/m²K or have a Window Energy Rating of “A”.
In the case of more modern properties the level of insulation to the walls and roof is expected to be better and as a result the level of insulation required for windows is less. In this case the U value for the whole of the window will be at least 1.6 W/m²K or a Window Energy Rating “C” or better.
Our entire range of tilt ‘n’ turn windows are fitted with 28mm sealed units, which would normally consist of 4mm glass – 20mm argon gas filled airspace – 4mm soft coat low emissivity glass. Our 20mm air gap is the largest available and provides the best combination of heat insulation and sound insulation. The technical standard part J of the Building (Scotland) Act 1959 came fully into force on the 4th of March 2003. This made it the responsibility of the householder to ensure that any replacement window work carried out at your premises meets the new building standards. An important element of these standards is the installation of low emissivity (low-e) glass in your windows. Whilst low-e glass is slightly more expensive than old fashioned glass used for windows, there will be long term savings to the house owner in better insulation and reduced heating costs.
In conclusion, our tilt and turn frames provide a safe solution which will allow you to clean your own windows and at the same time will provide a quick exit, in the unfortunate event of an emergency, from your home.
Our sales team will be happy to discuss with you the designs and options which are available from our factory.
Our casement range comes in a variety of colour options: