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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorandyman99
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2018
     
    Sorry another windows comparison question. We are replacing all our PVC windows with Alu-Clad wood windows. Basically triple glazed on the North and East elevations, double glazed on the South and West. We are down to 2 companies, Rawington which I have seen mentioned on GBF before and Westcoast windows which I haven’t. The quotes are similar, the Westcoast installers are quite local which is appealing, but the Rawington rep was superb and spent ages explaining every aspect of the window system. We have decided on Tilt and Turn style. I would like to know if there are any significant differences between the two offerings, is one a better solution than the other or are they variations on a theme

    Rawington link, System 4000 with 78mm profile

    http://rawington.com/composite-windows/system-triple-glazed/

    Westcoast Windows

    https://www.westcoastwindows.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Westcoast-Classic-TBT-datasheet.pdf

    As always thanks in advance

    Andy
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2018
     
    They are clearly different. One has wood both sides of the glazing, whilst the other has wood one side and aluminium the other. I have no idea whether one window is better than the other though. How long are the warranties?

    As a small point, tilt-before-turn locking is what we have and it makes sense to us.
    • CommentAuthorandyman99
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2018
     
    Both are 10 year guarantees. I see what you mean by wood on both sides. The Rawingtons windows do appear to be a wooden window with cladding added, where as the Westcoast appear to be a composite structure if that makes sense. Also no idea of the relevance of that.
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