Frequently Asked Questions

 

Question

If I buy new windows do they need to be double glazed?

Answer

In order to comply with government building regulations document ‘L’ most new steel windows are manufactured as double glazed. When we install your windows we will provide you with a FENSA certificate Which in future will be required  when you sell your property as part of the Home Information Pack. If your property is listed, or in a conservation area however you may not find it necessary to install double glazed windows as standard.

We recommend that you check with the conservation officer at your local authority who will advise you on your best course of action.


Question

My house is a period style, can I get steel windows in the same style?

Answer

Cotswold Casements introduced its original range of steel windows in the twenties, and such is the durability of the style that all of these ranges are still manufactured today, so whatever the period of your property Cotswold Casement will be able to provide a product that will suit its character.

 

Question

Are steel windows secure?

Answer

Steel windows are as strong, if not stronger than UPVC or aluminium windows. In addition Cotswold Casements provide locking handles, window locks and five lever door locks as standard.

 

Question

I have heard that steel windows are draughty?

Answer

Cotswold Casements fully draught proof all products with neoprene weather stripping fitted to the edge of each window.

 

Question

Are steel windows prone to rust?

Answer

All of Cotswold Casement products are treated with a hot dipped galvanized finish ensuring that they will not rust. Additionally we can provide a polyester powder coated finish in a range of colours, which with correct maintenance can last up to twenty five years.

 

Question

What guarantees do I have on my new windows?

Answer

We provide a ten year FENSA approved guarantee on all of our new installations. If you maintain your windows regularly they will last the lifetime of the property.

 

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