Hi! I'd be really grateful for any opinions. We're currently building a house and our bedroom has two tall (1800 i think) awning windows (single panel). We have just inspected and discovered that the chain is very short - they don't open past the window sill. So i'm very concerned they won't let in any air. Our builder tells us this is a requirement because they are tall - something about a problem with flex if they open further.
During the planning phase we never questioned how far out they would go - i just assumed that as they were opening windows, that they would open. In my view if it doesn't go past the building line outside it is not actually opening. I can accept the manufacturer's recommendation given they are tall windows - but feel that we should have been told about this and should have a double-panelled window so it could open out.
Am i being unreasonable? Does anyone have an awning window that doesn't open past the wall - is it effective? Has anyone ignored the manufacturer's advice and had the chain switched so it can open wider?
Any thoughts / experience / advice would be gratefully received!