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Terms & Conditions

General

This website is owned and operated by Ecoline Windows Ltd, an UK company with registered number SC467712 and a registered office at Accountants Plus Unit 2, 82 Muir Street ML7 5QW

Visitors to this website are bound by the following terms and conditions so please read these carefully before going on. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, ‘this website’ means the ecolinewindows.co.uk website, which links to other Ecoline Windows websites.

Other Ecoline Windows websites may contain terms and conditions which are different from these terms and conditions. On your journey around the Ecoline Windows websites please check the terms and conditions of each website which you visit and do not assume that these terms and conditions apply to all Ecoline Windows websites.

Disclaimer

This website may include links to external websites. These links are provided in order to help you find relevant web sites, services and/or products which may be of interest to you quickly and easily. It is your responsibility to decide whether any services and/or products available through any of these web sites are suitable for your purposes. Ecoline Windows Limited is not responsible for the owners or operators of these web sites or for any goods or services they supply or for the content of their web sites and does not give or enter into any conditions, warranties or other terms or representations in relation to any of these or accept any liability in relation to any of these (including any liability arising out of any claim that the content of any external web site to which this web site includes a link infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party).

Ecoline Windows Limited tries to ensure that all information provided as part of this web site is correct at the time of inclusion on the web site but does not guarantee the accuracy of such information. Ecoline Windows Limited is not liable for any action you may take as a result of relying on such information or advice or for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of you taking this action.

This web site contains material including text, photographs and other images and sound, which is protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights. All copyright and other intellectual property rights in this material are either owned by Ecoline Windows Limited or have been licensed to it by the owner(s) of those rights so that it can use this material as part of this web site.

This web site also contains trade marks, including the mark ‘Ecoline Windows’ and the Ecoline Windows emblem. All trade marks included on this web site belong to Ecoline Windows Limited or have been licensed to it by the owner(s) of those trade marks for use on this web site.

You may:

  • Access any part of the web site
  • Print off one copy of any or all of the pages for your own personal reference

You may not without our express written consent:

  • Copy (whether by printing off onto paper, storing on disk, downloading or in any other way), distribute (including distributing copies), broadcast, alter or tamper with in any way or otherwise use any material contained in the web site except as set out under ‘You may’. These restrictions apply in relation to all or part of the material on the web site
  • Remove any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property notices contained in the original material from any material copied or printed off from the web site
  • Link to this web site

If you wish to provide a hypertext or other link to this web site, please contact the top site editor with the below details and we will consider your request. It is our decision as to whether we agree to your request and we do not have to do so.

  • The URL(s) of the web page(s) from which you are proposing to link to this web site
  • The URL(s) of the web page(s) on this web site to which you are proposing to

Changes to terms & conditions

Ecoline Windows Limited may change the terms and conditions and disclaimer set out above from time to time. By browsing this web site you are accepting that you are bound by the current terms and conditions and disclaimer and so you should check these each time you revisit the site.

Changes to/Operation of Web Site

Ecoline Windows Limited may change the format and content of this web site at any time Ecoline Windows Limited may suspend the operation of this web site for support or maintenance work, in order to update the content or for any other reason Ecoline Windows reserves the right to terminate access to this web site at any time and without notice.

Data Protection

Personal details provided to Ecoline Windows Limited or other will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy. By providing your personal details to us you are consenting to its use in accordance with our privacy policy.

Telephone Call Recording

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide better quality for our customers, all outgoing and incoming telephone calls to Ecoline Windows Limited may be recorded for training purposes.

Live Chat Conversations

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide better quality for our customers, all Live Chat conversations with Ecoline Windows Limited may be recorded for training purposes.

Complaints Procedure

If you have a complaint about this web site, please visit here to proceed with your complaint.

Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with English law and in the event of any dispute arising in relation to these terms and conditions or any dispute arising in relation to the web site whether in contract or tort or otherwise the English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over such dispute.

Design and colour representation

Ecoline Windows pursues a policy of perpetual improvements in the design and performance of all its products. The right is therefore reserved to vary specifications without notice. The imagery used features current and previous specifications and is for illustrative purposes only, please check with your local Ecoline Windows consultant for current designs. Product colours showcased within this site are for representation purposes only, and may differ from manufactured products.

Public Liability Insurance

Our public liability insurer is Flint Insurance Limited.

Visual standards for materials

Whilst it is Ecoline Windows’s policy to purchase only the best materials, natural materials such as timber and even manufactured products are not always blemish free. To be certain that Ecoline Windows products are the best you can buy, a Visual Standard is applied to all products.

Assessment of glass

The clear glass used by Ecoline Windows is manufactured by the industry standard float glass process which is of the highest quality available. Ecoline Windows’s suppliers deliver selected quality glass in order to minimise the inclusion of faults, but it is not without imperfection, and the British and International standards which govern the quality of this glass allow for a minimal number of minor visual imperfections.

Visual standards laid down by the Glass & Glazing Federation have been developed to set standards which both represent the best quality from current manufacturing technology and fairness to Customers, as such Ecoline Windows fully support the G.G.F. Standard.

To legally comply with Building Regulations Document L (England, Wales & Scotland) your windows and doors will have been fitted with either hard coated ‘K’ glass or soft low ‘E’ glass.

In some rare instances of strong lighting, the coating may be seen as a transparent film. This is not a fault but simply a transient effect which can be considered evidence of the coating being present. There is also the possibility of a slight colour reflectively differences between units. This should not be noticeable on units within the same frame but could become apparent with adjacent frames or where a replacements is fitted. The probability of this is very low.

Condition of inspection

Viewing
When assessing the quality of sealed units on site the unit will be viewed looking through the glass from the room side in natural daylight and not in direct sunlight. Ecoline Windows’s factories use a specially designed lightbox to simulate this condition.

Viewing Distance
In all cases viewing will take place from distances as specified within the G.G.F. standards.

Viewing Areas
For assessment purposes, the glass or sealed unit is divided into two areas, namely an edge zone 50mm (2 inches) wide, not considered as part of the normal viewing area, and a centre zone.

Criteria for acceptance/rejection of glass sealed units

Seeds/Bubbles
These are as detailed within the G.G.F. Quality of Vision standard reproduced on the rear of this information sheet.

Assessment of frame materials

Imperfections fall into two categories:

  • Imperfections in raw materials
  • Mechanical damage
Imperfections in raw materials

A degree of imperfection in raw material is unavoidable and therefore acceptable if:

  • A degree of imperfection in raw material is unavoidable and therefore acceptable if:
  • The small imperfections in extruded components such as aluminium or PVC are not visible when viewed from one metre. If the imperfections are clearly visible from one meter the component will be either corrected or replaced in line with the Ecoline Windows Policy stated below

NOTE: A fairly common imperfection in polyester paint finish products is minute paint inclusions under the surface.

They will be deemed acceptable, provided that they:

  • Are fully covered by specification paint
  • Do not occur at a frequency greater than one per metre
  • Are not sharp to the touch, i.e. they will not snag a duster
Mechanical damage

Damage incurred during handling, fabrication, transit or installation.

Mechanical damage is not acceptable if such damage is:

  • Clearly visible from one metre, or
  • In the case of anodised, lacquered or painted components the damage penetrates through the finish to the base material

We will either correct or replace the defective components in line with the Ecoline Windows Policy stated below.

Timber frames

Timber is a natural material and as such colour and surface texture will vary from component to component. A colour harmonisation stain is applied to reduce major colour variation but a perfect colour match is not achievable.

Surface texture and grain will vary and minor imperfections may need to be corrected on site by the application of colour harmonised fillers.

Ecoline Windows policy

Ecoline Windows’s policy is to purchase only the best materials available and have rigorous control systems in place to maintain the quality of those materials during the manufacturing and installation process. Should part of your finished installation not meet with the standards contained herein, then Ecoline Windows will undertake to initially correct any fault using factory standard equipment, if this is not technically possible we will replace the defective part of your installation under the terms of the guarantee.

Quality of vision

Sealed units

Sealed units provide a high standard of vision. The following is a guide to the quality that can be expected.

Glass used in the manufacture of sealed units is similar to that used traditionally for single glass and will, therefore, have similar level of visual quality.

Viewing sealed units for scratches on the outer faces of the panes must be carried out before any rendering, plastering or other works adjacent to the glazing takes place, and as early as reasonably practicable following installation.

How to do a professional inspection

Stand in the room no less than 2 metres away from the sealed unit and look directly through it.

  • For toughened, laminated or coated glasses, stand no less than 3 metres away
  • Where it is not possible to stand at the right distance then stand as far away as you can from the sealed unit
  • Do so in natural daylight, but not directly towards the sun and with no visible moisture on the surface of the glass
  • Exclude 50mm wide band around edge of the glass from the check
  • Glass must be viewed at an angle of 90º
What to expect when carrying out an inspection

Flat transparent glass, including laminated, toughened or coated glass is acceptable if the following are neither obtrusive nor bunched:

  • Bubbles or blisters
  • Fine scratches not more than 25mm long
  • Minute particles

The obtrusiveness of blemishes is judged by looking through the glass, not at it, under natural light. It must be understood that the glass used in sealed units is a processed glass, and as a consequence, blemishes are to be expected.

Sealed units with optical defects such as smears, finger prints or other dirt on the cavity faces of the glass, or extraneous material in the cavity are unacceptable, if they are visually disturbing.

Condensation

Whilst sealed units will generally reduce the incidence of condensation, it may still occur under certain conditions. See GGF Leaflet: Condensation Some Causes, Some Advice.

Brewster’s Fringes – the Rainbow Effect

Small transitory rainbow effects are sometimes produced by the glass refraction of light. Their appearance is due to high quality flat glass sheets being placed parallel to each other.

Multiple reflections

This occurs in certain light conditions and is caused by multiple surface reflections within sealed units which may vary from pane to pane.

Patterned glass

This document does not apply to patterned glass as its manufacturing process is different.

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