A family-run firm from Austria with a workforce of 220 employees, KATZBECK has manufactured bespoke windows and doors made of wood and wood/aluminium for over 65 years. KATZBECK products stand for first-rate design, innovation, outstanding quality and green production processes. KATZBECK is your competent and capable partner in all stages of door and window production, from consulting and planning, to manufacture and installation. Open your senses and find inspiration for your home. Select from a broad range of models, colours and forms; create precisely the atmosphere in your ‘four walls’ that best suits your style. Visit our headquarters and production facility in Rudersdorf or one of our eight window studios in Austria.
The carrying loops fastened to the front of the components serve the purpose of easier transport. CAUTION: the load capacity and/or the fixation of the carrying loops to the frame have to be checked by the unloading personnel for heavy components. In no event may the carrying loops be used to fasten and suspend the components to mechanical lifting vehicles (crane). The components have to be checked to ensure there are no damages and that they conform with the placed order. Any flaws, especially damages as a result of transportation, have to be reported to KATZBECK in writing (including a digital picture) on the freight documents (delivery slip) within 24 h (in any case BEFORE assembly), including an exact description of the flaw. Storage of windows/doors should take place in dry, well-aired rooms without frost. Cover the components with film or cardboard to protect them from the dust and soiling. Wood aluminium and wood components may not be leaned directly against one another in order to prevent any damages to the coating or the wood Ensure the necessary gap between the components during storage. Remove the foam transportation wedges as soon as possible after delivery in order to prevent any sticking together with the surface. Compound Window LINEAiQ: For a variety of physical reasons, condensation and ice my form in the spaces between the insulating glass and the compound glass when conditions are unfavorable. This may occur especially during the transitional periods and when high humidity conditions exist outside (e.g. proximity to forests, lakes, biotopes, swimming pools, etc.). However, the interior climate may also have an increasing impact on the formation of condensation in the spaces between the sheets of glass, when there is excess pressure inside buildings or the indoor humidity is high. We certainly recommend ventilation technology suitable for the respective building, in order to minimize the formation of condensation in the spaces between the sheets of glass. The use of any “anti-fogging sprays” is not permitted as the chemical consistency may have an adverse effect on the material and/or it may result in an increased drainage of water and which may lead to a increased gathering water within the element. Compound Window LINEAiQ with WINDOWair Ventilation Modules: KATZBECK WINDOWair ventilation windows have been designed to create a certain basic form of ventilation and/or a prophylaxis to condensation within the living space. In addition, continuous low pressure inside the building is required – which needs to be facilitated by respective exhaust air systems – in order to ensure proper ventilation via the WINDOWair valves. Your professional Katzbeck consultant is happy to detail the amount of WINDOWair windows required and/or inform you about the possibilities of creating the necessary exhaust systems; however, these must be planned and installed by a certified HKLS company. Despite the application of these measures and/or in the event of an accumulation of adverse effects of the surroundings (e.g. strong winds, draft, …) condensation or the formation of ice may still occur in the space between the insulating and compound glass. These may occur especially during the transitional periods and when high humidity conditions exist outside (e.g. proximity to forests, lakes, biotopes, swimming pools, etc.). The use of any “anti-fogging sprays” is not permitted as the chemical consistency may have an adverse effect on the material and/or it may result in an increased drainage of water and which may lead to a increased gathering water within the element. Version: January 2018 42 KATZBECK-MANUAL
23. The Importance of Heeding the Requirements of the Austrian Standard (ÖNORM) B 5320? External joint: • Driving rain can no longer penetrate the joint • Cold wind can no longer flow to the inside • Reduction of noise (sound absorption) • No impact of weathering through UV radiation Insulation: • No defrost water or condensation along the 10° isotherm (dew point) any more Internal joint: • Warm air can no longer escape to the outside through the joint • Humidity can no longer penetrate the joint and dampen the insulating material As the 10° isotherm usually runs inside the connecting joint, it is especially important to make the internal insulation as airtight as possible, or else warm damp air may penetrate the connecting joint causing the insulating material (PU-foam) enclosed therein to fully dampen. The inevitable result would be a clearly worse insulation of the joint, a lower temperature of the internal embrasure as a result, including falling below the dew point temperature, alas: MOLD. KATZBECK-MANUAL 43