True Windows

During Construction

Once we ‘Hand Over’ the product to you, we can not be responsible for damage or normal ‘wear and tear’ that might occur during the remainder of the construction process.

Below we have outlined some of the major issues that can occur and ways to prevent them.

Airtightness and the Wet Trades

VERY IMPORTANT FOR AIRTIGHT BUILDINGS

Should you be pouring concrete floors are undertaking sand and cement wet plastering following the installation of timber frame windows and doors. You MUST provide adequate ventilation for the building to release the very large quantity of water that is contained within these materials. Failure to do this can result in permanent damage to the windows and doors. This is particularly important in the Winter months.

Since Airtightness has become standard in Irish construction, controlling moisture levels in your building but during the construction and after has become ever more important.

If during construction you notice condensation forming on the inside of the window (glass or frame), you MUST ventilate the building.  This will usually be visible as water droplets in the morning time and on the bottom frame and glass of the window units.

If moisture is allowed to build up inside an airtight building, it will be absorbed into all of the building materials, timber, plasterboard and windows.  It will appear as block spots of mould into the upper corners of rooms and if not ventilated it will cause discolouration in the window frame as can be shown in these pictures.


Plastering
Plaster must NOT be allowed to dry onto the window. If this is allowed to happen there is a strong possibility that the lacquer finish will be damaged.

In order to prevent this we recommend that you use Protektor Plaster Beads.

These offer an excellent solution to connecting with timber framed windows and doors and give you a simple method for protecting your windows during the follow on trades.

This is a Plaster Bead Information Sheet which includes the sales contact within Ireland.

Scaffolding
While all of the glazing in our windows is strong, it will not be able to withstand a blow from a scaffolding pole. It is important to take care during the erection and striking of scaffolding.

Painting
Paint must NOT be allowed to dry onto the window. If this is allowed to happen there is a strong possibility that the lacquer finish will be damaged.

In order to prevent this we recommend that you use Protektor Plaster Beads.

These offer an excellent solution to connecting with timber framed windows and doors and give you a simple method for protecting your windows during the follow on trades.

This is a Plaster Bead Information Sheet which includes the sales contact within Ireland.

With the best of intentions, accidents will still happen and if you require our assistance please contact our offices, explain the nature of the issue and we will arrange a service call.