Emergency escape

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  1. rugbywolf

    rugbywolf Forum Addict
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    I was doing some windows of a new customer who had waited for her new windows before getting me in. Today was the third time, and I noticed on the front bedroom window was a sticker with the words 'emergency escape'. well, she came out to pay me while I was on the front, so I asked her about it. She told me that the window has a catch and it will open outwards to allow escape. These are the most recent new windows I've come across, and I'm wondering if it is a new directive. Has anyone else seen this?
     
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  2. cheapncheerful

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    yep common on new builds now part of the ever increasing building regs..but i suppose it has its point..

    divvy here was doing some new builds and couldnt fathom why the windows wouldnt open more than a few inches..and was getting annoyed as i would have to get my big ladders out...till a helpful neighbour showed me the hidden switch which allows them to open fully ...kinda child proof...well until the kids see the parents do it....:eek:
     
  3. RiceRocket

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    Yes I think it's a sensible regulation for upstairs windows to be able to escape from a fire.
     
  4. rugbywolf

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    I think they put the clips in so you can push the window out to do the outside. I have one house with two dormer windows that I have to do from the inside, it's very weird standing one side and cleaning the other.
     
  5. cheapncheerful

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    yeh but does make you wonder why all windows dont do that...but then again...i may not get as much work.....:D
     
  6. seye

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    If my memory serves me right going back to the days when all windows had wooden frames, all frames were painted white but the emergency window was painted red.
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  7. rugbywolf

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    I didn't know that.
     
  8. seye

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    yes probably the council up here made it mandatory as health and safety in the 70s was learn by others mistakes and use your common sense I presume.
     
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