Our windows and doors may still have been in production when we visited the factory in Poland, but they arrived at the site mere days after we got back home. Each window was unloaded by hand and stacked in the house, apart from the large windows that had to be stored outside due to their size until they could be fitted. They say many hands make light work, but given the size of the large windows I’m sure they were still fairly heavy.
The windows are triple glazed and painted slate grey (RAL7015) on the outside and white inside. The largest windows are fixed panes of glass so do not open, while the others all have a tilt and turn opening. Fussy as ever I didn’t like any of the handles that the window company had to offer, so spent hours scouring the internet to find the perfect locking handle. Finally I found the Hoppe Amsterdam….sleek, simple and lockable….all my requirements….check, check, check. Hoppe has a strange sales model and only certain handles are available in certain countries. We weren’t able to source the Amsterdam handle in the UK, but thankfully the window factory could order them in Poland. Our windows had arrived safely, but my carefully chosen handles were nowhere to be seen. A few emails later and it transpired that they had not yet arrived at the factory and would be sent on later.
The velux windows also arrived on site and the joiners soon had them installed. At last we had part of the house in place that would still the visible once it was complete.