L1 Certificate In The Principles Of Window And Door Installation (Qcf) Unit 6

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L1 Certificate In The Principles Of Window And Door Installation (Qcf) Unit 6

L/505/3156: Knowledge of Fixings and methods used in the installation of Windows and Doors


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the MAXIMUM and MINIMUM distances for fixings from the corner on PVC-u frames to comply with accepted Codes of Practice?
    • A. 

      150mm to 250mm from the corners

    • B. 

      250mm to 500mm from the corners

    • C. 

      150mm to 500mm from the corners

    • D. 

      As near to corner as possible

  • 2. 
    What are the MINIMUM distances fixings should penetrate into TIMBER and PLUGGED HOLES in Brick Block or Masonry?
    • A. 

      10mm

    • B. 

      50mm

    • C. 

      25mm

    • D. 

      75mm

  • 3. 
    What is the MAXIMUM distance between centres for intermediate fixings?
    • A. 

      250mm

    • B. 

      500mm

    • C. 

      600mm

    • D. 

      1000mm

  • 4. 
    What is meant by the term BLOCK AND FIX?
    • A. 

      Wedge and Fix the frame into position using correct fixings and foam if required

    • B. 

      Use timber blocks ONLY to fix the frame

    • C. 

      Use screws only to fix the frame

    • D. 

      Use fixing blocks and foam to fix the frame

  • 5. 
    The term DIRECT FIXING means?
    • A. 

      A fixing directly through the frame

    • B. 

      A fixing using brackets

    • C. 

      A fixing using polyurethane foam only

    • D. 

      Using a combination of nails and screws

  • 6. 
    What is the purpose of a THERMAL BREAK?
    • A. 

      A material used between the inner and outer frames to prevent the temperature transfer through the frame and condensation on the inside frame

    • B. 

      A flask to keep your drink hot or cold

    • C. 

      A period of time where it is too hot to work

    • D. 

      A process used to make the window water tight

  • 7. 
    What is the purpose of PERIMETER SEALANTS?
    • A. 

      To cover up mistakes

    • B. 

      To ensure the gap between the frame and the brickwork looks nice and neat

    • C. 

      To give the trim something to stick to

    • D. 

      To ensure a water tight seal both inside and outside

  • 8. 
    When is it acceptable to use polyurethane foam as the ONLY method of securing the frame to the reveal?
    • A. 

      When there is no power to use your drill

    • B. 

      Never

    • C. 

      When you have ran out of fixings

    • D. 

      If the window is too small to direct fix

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are THREE types of silicone that can be used for sealing?
    • A. 

      Low Modulus Acetoxy

    • B. 

      High Modulus Acetoxy

    • C. 

      Low Modulus Neutral

    • D. 

      Fixing Foam

  • 10. 
    What does the abbreviation DPC stand for?
    • A. 

      Damp Proof Course

    • B. 

      Direct Preparation Course

    • C. 

      Distribution Post Centre

    • D. 

      Digital Photographic Camera

  • 11. 
    The photograph below shows which fixing method? 
    • A. 

      Direct Fixing

    • B. 

      In-Direct Fixing

  • 12. 
    Post window installation what method would you use to clean down the window frame?
    • A. 

      Wash down using a hose pipe with cold water

    • B. 

      Use a jet wash to clean down the frame

    • C. 

      Wash down with detergent and warm water

    • D. 

      Use a dry clean cloth

  • 13. 
    What is meant by the term toe and heel?
    • A. 

      A way of protecting your feet on site

    • B. 

      A method of distributing the weight of a glass unit or panel on an opening sash or door

    • C. 

      A disease you may catch if you don't wear the correct footwear on site

    • D. 

      A transporting method used to move glass around the site

  • 14. 
    The correct fixing distance from the corner of a frame is 600 mm?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Why is it important to keep drainage holes clear?
    • A. 

      To allow the flow of air to come into the building

    • B. 

      To stop the failure of double glazed units

    • C. 

      To stop water leaking back into the house

    • D. 

      So excess water can drain away out of the window system

  • 16. 
    The picture below shows the correct way to measure an aperture? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Frames wider than 1200mm should be fixed at the head?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Prior to removing the old frame, what is the first thing you must do?
    • A. 

      Put the kettle on

    • B. 

      Read the newspaper

    • C. 

      Check the aperture size against the new frame size

    • D. 

      Dust sheet the property to protect the floor covering

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