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revised Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
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revised Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
To be clear, I'm talking about pre-fitting the (factory manufactured) UPVC window frame with (factory manufactured) uPVC shutters. Both of these were manufactured at the factory. I don't understand what you mean by "Since most of the world's windows are not prefitted with uPVC shutters...".
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
@iLikeDirt I've already addressed it to both of them, but have not received a reply, and may not get one. I was asking about standard practices in the industry.
Nov
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
@iLikeDirt: Ok, thank you for commenting. Consider posting an answer if you want. I'm unclear where my logic about pre-fitting the shutters into the panes is missing, though. Why can't the fitting be done in advance, and would it not then make things easier at the site?
Nov
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
@iLikeDirt Yes, to the former, but they claim they will fix the outstanding problem. No to the latter. What good would "gathering evidence" do? Only a lunatic would waste time in consumer court in India. My main purpose is to try to determine for future reference whether incorrect methodology has been used. Or, to put it another way, did they screw up, or was the way they were doing necessary given the prevailing conditions? I hope that serves to clarify; if not, feel free to comment.
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
@FiascoLabs To answer your question, the building in question is over 100 years old, so building codes don't really apply. Though in any case, this is India, land of chaos and confusion, where things like building codes are only honored on paper. Also, the pre-existing window space was adjusted in vertical height from around 8 feet to around 5 feet. Also, a granite frame was added for the window to mount on. So, the window opening was probably slightly irregular, but that should not have caused problems with shutter fittings, at least.
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
@FiascoLabs: My main question was really about the shutter pre-fitting, since that had the most problems. I cannot imagine how the window opening would be an issue there, since, as I said in the question, the shutter fitting would be relative to the frame. The fabricators did take measurements of the window aperture and custom made the window frames to size. Given that, I don't understand why major adjustment was necessary. Granted, the window opening was probably not perfectly level, particularly in the vertical direction, but with suitable spacing, that should not have been a problem.
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
@Steven Rant? Please give examples of ranting. I disagree. It is quite a specific question, as summarized by the title. If people prefer that I shorten the details of installation problems, I can do so, but I thought it might be useful to give more details/context than less.
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asked Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
Oct
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comment Which of these is a suitable material for waterproofing interior walls?
Agreed, the main waterproofing needs to be on the outside. I don't think this is a problem per se, just more expensive. Also, it's hard to know how much work needs to be done on the exterior, and where. I've no idea if the bathroom was "properly constructed", but since this is India, I'm guessing not. However, I'm reasonably sure that the plaster damage in that room (which is quite extensive) was caused by leaking from the exterior, as opposed to damage caused by moisture from the interior.
Oct
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comment Which of these is a suitable material for waterproofing interior walls?
"the water would be coming from the interior". No, this is Bombay, India. We get periodic seasonal heavy rains (called the monsoon), and so water coming in from outside (through the walls or ceiling) is a significant concern.
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comment Which of these is a suitable material for waterproofing interior walls?
@Ecnerwal that's a helpful tip, thanks. And I agree - it makes sense. Feel free to add an answer if you wish."Don't do it" is also a valid answer. Who else agrees with this?
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asked Which of these is a suitable material for waterproofing interior walls?
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comment Is it okay to mix paint thinner with an elastomeric coating for waterproofing?
@keshlam Thanks for the suggestion.I've written to the manufacturers about this and related matters.