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Topic # 204202 21-Sep-2016 15:39
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Greetings all,

 


I'm looking at replacing some windows in our lounge with a sliding/stacker door and am keen on hearing your recommendations/advice.

 

Total size will be approx. 3350w x 2100h, it will be 3-panel (3rd panel is windows), installed in standard 2x4 framed external wall (have council consent already) in our 1960's weatherboard house.

 

We've just fully re-gibbed the entire house and insulated all walls with PinkBatts R2.8 so we're wanting to get good heat-retention with the new door too - so it will be at least double glazed.

 

 

 

I'm mostly after opinions on: uPVC vs Aluminium, Argon filled vs standard (worth the extra price), and any companies you would recommend (for quality and price).

 

A mate installed a similar sized one about 18 months ago in Blenheim (basic double glazed) and he swears it cost him around $2,500, but all the quotes we've had (we're Wellington based) for basic double glazed are around the $4,500 mark.

 

 

 

Any advice would be appreciated.


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  Reply # 1638282 21-Sep-2016 15:48
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Is Wellington considered a higher wind zone and have any different requirements for window construction?


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  Reply # 1638284 21-Sep-2016 15:50
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RunningMan:

 

Is Wellington considered a higher wind zone and have any different requirements for window construction?

 

 

 

 

The wind zone has to be worked out for the site , as it depends on the area. You use NZS3604 to calculate the wind zone.

 

 

 

Get a quote from Fairview windows.




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  Reply # 1638286 21-Sep-2016 15:54
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RunningMan:

 

Is Wellington considered a higher wind zone and have any different requirements for window construction?

 

 

 

 

The draughtsman calculated our property as "Low Wind Zone" - we're up in a valley


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  Reply # 1638307 21-Sep-2016 16:28
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That price seems accurate in this market. There is currently a 4-6 week wait for aluminium joinery at the moment. Timber has the best R value in my opinion but I've seen differing studies. Here is a sample of a job I'm pricing at the moment for the best UPVC joinery I have seen in NZ, they come from Germany 


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  Reply # 1639911 24-Sep-2016 16:21
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Hi Ropata,

 

when is safety glass required in a bi-fold door please? what triggers the requirement for safety glass? The pane size (sq.m.) I guess, correct? Is there a way to avoid this extra cost maybe by having a vision strip applied? Like an adhesive one, or maybe even etched onto the glass?


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  Reply # 1639913 24-Sep-2016 16:34
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All the laws are online somewhere but I'm pretty sure anything close to the ground or wet areas need it. Size of pane is a factor too.

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