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Residence 9 installation

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by jmn123, 16 Oct 2019.

  1. jmn123

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    I have just had Residence 9 windows installed.
    Not sure if the bay is quite right. Should there be silicone here? (Please see pictures).
     

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    some fitters do some don't.
     
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    Not the neatest siliconing but no harm it being there
     
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    I can be picky sometimes and I've noticed the cill weld on picture 1 and 3 doesn't line up with the centre flute on the baypole cover moulding, both a mirror image of each other so like the centre section is too narrow or is further forward than the side wings
     
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    Thanks for the helpful info. One other question-what gap should there be between the bottom of the frame and the cill-I assume Residence 9 would specify what the gap should be? Is there a minimum and maximum measurement?
     
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    The gap isn't specified as such but is achieved by an upstand on the cill leaving a uniform gap all the way along assuming the window is sat right down on the cill all the way along
     
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    Thanks.
    Gap is about 0.9cm on all windows.
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    Thanks-pleased to see that the gap is acceptable.
    I have now inspected the inside of all of the windows. There appears to be a lot of minor damage to frames etc. Pictures attached.
    A lot of the UPVC covering the Georgian Bars is badly cut.
    I had hoped that R9, sold to me as a premium product, would be better than this.
    I will be inspecting outside when the weather improves. IMG_20191025_130152404.jpg
     

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    This morning I heard a bang. This is what I found...
    I now have no confidence in these windows at all.
    Can I get Residence 9 out to perform an inspection of the installation?
     

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    Nothing to do with residence. Glass would have been from others.
     
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    Agree entirely. I was thinking more of the original designers of the R9 window probably being the best people to ask about whether the windows were correctly manufactured and installed.
     
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    My failed sealed unit has been inspected and replacement authorised.
    My windows are glass bonded but the installer claims that they can put a new sealed unit into the existing frame.
    Is that right?
     
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    Can anyone tell me if the fixed casements are adjustable? Some of mine are not flush with the frame.
     
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