Falcon Windows Ltd
Company No: 4128665
Falcon Windows Ltd
Brookhouse Business Park
Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate
Home is important. So is saving energy and keeping your bills down. And it all starts with choosing the most energy efficient home improvement products. Almost half of all the UK's carbon dioxide emissions come from our buildings and homes. Windows play a huge role in this. According to the Energy Saving Trust, more than 20% of the heat lost from an average home occurs through the windows. The heat lost contributes half a tonne of CO2 per home to the atmosphere and increases fuel bills.
Of course all standard double glazing offers a degree of energy efficiency by trapping air between two panes of glass and creating an insulating barrier. But recent technological advancements mean next generation double glazing can now cut your fuel bills, reduce noise and eliminate condensation.
Installing double glazing can cut your heating bills by £110 a year as well as 620 kilograms of CO2 - that's 3 double Decker buses full of CO2 each year. If everyone in the UK that could, installed double glazing, it would save £660 million and 4.5 million tonnes of CO2. If all 26.5 million homes in the UK were to install Energy Saving Recommended windows, we'd save a further 12.8 million tonnes of CO2 per annum, the equivalent to removing 840,000 cars off the road
Window Energy Ratings
We all know washing machines and freezers are energy rated, but did you know windows are too? They are energy rated by the British Fenestration Ratings Council on a scale of A-G. Windows achieving a rating of C and above are endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust's Energy Saving Recommended (ESR) scheme and carry the EST's swing tag logo.
Choose energy rated windows that are fitted with Super Spacer and you'll significantly reduce heat loss from your home. So you'll only replace your windows once, save money on your heating bills - and seriously reduce your carbon footprint for many years to come.
Super Spacer Warm Technology
Standard windows use a highly conductive metal spacer bar to hold the two panes of glass apart, which sucks heat from inside to the outside. Super Spacer introduces no-metal warm edge technology to windows, helping to deliver windows of the highest and most energy efficient standards. Windows using Super Spacer achieve the highest Window Energy Ratings.
Super Spacer is 950 times less conductive than traditional aluminium spacers and, as most of the heat loss through a window occurs at the edge of the unit, standard metal spacer bars act as a thermal energy drain allowing heat to escape from your home. Super Spacer blocks the escape route.
There are many other benefits of installing windows with Super Spacer. It reduces condensation by up to 70% virtually eliminating the potential breeding ground for bacteria, mould and dust mites that can be harmful to people with respiratory diseases. Super Spacer also reduces noise transmission by up to 2dB which helps you keep your home an oasis of calm, away from the noise of the outside world.
Super Spacer is equally at home in PVC-U, timber or aluminium frames so you can have energy efficient windows whatever the style of property.
Super Spacer is a no-metal, pre-desiccated, structural foam spacer system. Its award winning, patented Thermal Set Spacer (TSS) technology gives the ultimate in high performance spacer systems. Since it was first introduced in 1989, Super Spacer has become the dominant force in thermally efficient spacer systems. Super Spacer has 100% memory and allows for expansion and contraction, a major cause of breakdown in conventional sealed units. It has been subjected to rigorous testing worldwide and is proven to withstand temperatures from -15 degrees to 125 degrees, well beyond any temperatures we experience in the UK.
A repair service to all types of leaking conservatories
If you are experiencing problems with a leaky conservatory roof or conservatory boxed gutter and you`re in Ipswich you can contact Falcon Windows as we are experience conservatory leak repair specialists. We can repair all types of conservatory leaking issues and we are one of the very few companies who actually take on this type of work. We basically give your conservatory an MOT!
We offer a swift affordable repair service for all types of conservatories in and around Ipswich and Suffolk. Our friendly professional tradesmen have many years worth of experience in solving leaks on conservatories and or orangeries. When we call out to site we offer advice on how one can help prevent leaks to your conservatory in future. We give you a full written quotation and if you proceed we then carry the work out within 2 weeks
We use the best available materials on the market that allow us to do the job once only to get over the problem and sometimes we have to go back to basics and strip the roof back until we find where the leak is coming in. Once finished we end up with a professional finish and also a leak free conservatory
Please contact us on (01473) 288690 or if you like direct line number (07887) 525155 and then would arrange convenient time to call out and quote for your requirements
Falcon Windows - discover the difference.
So, why choose us? At Falcon Windows, we're different! Call today and see the difference. Experience our passion for giving exceptional service and ensuring purchasing from Falcon is as easy as 123!
Once our Windows, Doors or Conservatory are installed you can sit back and enjoy the comfort and security they bring into your life allowing you to relax and feel safe in your own home
How many companies do you know, that have over 30 years' experience in both the offering and the servicing of their guarantees relating to windows, doors and conservatories?
Which company invests profits in Research and Development sure that their products are not only pleasing to the eye, but have a certification to back the technology used?
Which company installs glass/windows and conservatories in Ipswich, and the whole of Suffolk with the customers' interests in mind, installing products to the recommended codes of practice by the Glass & Glazing Federation?
Which company can you contact 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and actually speak to a representatives for an emergency call out, or any other service that we offer? Please call mobile in the Yellow Pages.
THE ANSWER TO ALL OF THE QUESTIONS ABOVE:
- All calls are logged
- Full details of the situation are taken
- Any further information needed will be taken from our existing customer files
- Service call documentation will be handed to the After Sales Technician
- After the service call has been completed a full report will be written for future referral
- Signature of customer satisfaction completes the call
This single carport is 20ft long by 10ft wide. It is the most basic of carports. Because each site is different, and individual preferences vary, we have given options for both post installation and bracing. Check with your Local Authority to see if any permit or consent is required.
The timber for this project can be either sawn (rough sawn) or dressed (gauged, smooth finish). The measurements used in this project are for sawn timber. If dressed timber is preferred, make allowances for the difference in timber thickness and width.
Use a timber suitable for in-ground applications for the posts and use a timber suitable for exterior applications for the rest of the carport structure.
Any timber merchant or supplier will be able to advise on the timber most suitable.
The height of a carport is in most cases, common sense. A tall person should be able to walk comfortably under the lowest end of the carport. 7ft from the finished ground to the underside of the lowest end rafter, is a good height.
The roof slope (fall) should be at least 2". In this project the slope is 4". If using a clear PVC roof, then a steeper slope is advisable, as a steeper fall (say 6") means faster water run-off, and therefore a cleaner roof.
The plans (click on the thumbnail) show a flat plan "bird's-eye view" and an elevation (side) plan giving all dimensions. Refer to these plans for any required measurements throughout the project.
Mark out the carport (20ft x 10ft rectangle) and erect timber profiles out from each corner and also out from the middle to take in the two center posts. Set the timber profiles back at least 2'-O" from the building line (carport perimeter) to allow room for hole digging etc. For instructions on making timber profiles attach string lines to indicate the centres of the six posts 4" in from the side edges and 13" in from the front and back edges.
INSTALLING THE POSTS
Method 1. Post set in concrete.
Dig post holes 1'-0" square by 2'-0" deep. Place 4" of concrete into the bottom of every hole.
Commence putting the posts in the holes against (but not touching) the string line. Using a spirit-level on both the front and side faces, check that the post is plumb (vertical) and almost, but not quite, touching the string line.
Fill the hole with concrete to within 2" of the finished ground level. Check again that the post is plumb and not quite touching the string line. Because of the depth of the hole, the concrete will support the post without the need for bracing. Continue until all posts are concreted in.
Method 2. Galvanized post brackets set in concrete.
post holes 1'-0" square by 2'-0" deep. Fill the holes with concrete and set the brackets in position while the concrete is still soft. Ensure the brackets are at the right height, taking the finished slab (carport floor) into consideration. Some temporary packing, props or bracing may be needed to support the brackets until the concrete stiffens up. Wait until the concrete has cured (usually at least four days) and then install the posts plumb (vertical) in the brackets and hold in place with temporary bracing.
Method 3. Galvanized post brackets bolted to existing concrete slab.
Fix the brackets to the slab, in position with masonry bolts or anchors. Install the posts plumb (vertical) in the brackets and hold in place with temporary bracing.
TRIMMING THE POSTS
Mark the rear posts a minimum of 7'-8" above the slab, or finished ground level. Ensure the height marks on both rear posts are level. Use a spirit-level on a straight edge to achieve this or the water level method. Mark the front two posts 4" higher than the rear posts. Fix a string line between the front and back posts to mark the height of the middle posts. Cut the tops of the posts off at these marks.
THE BEAMS AND RAFTERS
Cut the two beams 20ft long with 45degree angle cuts each end and clamp in place to the posts so that the tops of the beams are flush with the tops of the posts and protrude past both the front and rear posts by 1'-0". Drill and bolt the beams to the posts with 1/2" Galvanized bolts, (two at each meeting).
Cut the two end rafters 10ft long with 45degree angle cuts each end and fix in place to the beams with 3" jolthead Galvanized nails and then with Galvanized angle brackets, each bracket fixed with four 1/2" Galvanized bolts, two through the beam and two through the rafter. (See diagram).
Cut the six intermediate rafters 9'-8" long and fix in place to the beams with Galvanized metal joist hangers. Space the rafters at 3'-0" centres
Finish off with a longitudinal row of trimmers (noggings) down the middle and in between the rafters.
If the posts are concreted into the ground, and the posts are bolted to the beams with two bolts at each meeting, then no further bracing should be required. If, however, the posts are not in-ground, but supported by Galvanized post brackets, then additional bracing is required. One such scenario is to fix upper post diagonal bracing, two to each post, each about 3'-0" long (more or less), and fixed to the post with nail plates and fixed to the beam/rafter with bolts.
Another scenario is to fix full 4"x4" diagonal braces running from the bottoms of the middle posts to the tops of the end posts and secure with bolts, nail plates or Galvanized brackets at each end. A similar diagonal brace is also required between the two rear (end) posts. With this latter scenario, the diagonal braces could be replaced with diagonal trellis (lattice) between the two end posts and the end post and middle post each side (three panels in all). Both bracing methods mentioned in this scenario also require roof plane bracing to ensure the front of the carport is rigid. This can be 1" wide flat Galvanized metal strapping stretched from corner to corner and fixed with Galvanized nails to the top of each rafter.
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