bay window

  1. L

    Excessive condensation

    Hi all We live in a semi detached Edwardian property with two large bay windows in the master bedroom and lounge. In the master, no matter what we do we seem to get excessive condensation each morning. We have tried a dehumidifier (didn’t work) so am at a bit of a loss to what we could do. We...
  2. J

    Bay Window Tiles

    Hi all, I need your help. We are looking to getting our front bay tiles replaced and re-sealed etc.. Some leaks in the past and want to make it right. We have been quoted £1500 to do this. Is this correct? It seems excessive but I am a complete novice. thanks
  3. A

    Bitumen under upstairs bay window

    Hi all, I have an upstairs bay window that has bitumen painted underneath it (I assume to prevent damp) and then been wallpapered directly on top and it looks god awful. Its single skin so I want to insulate and board. Can I stick insulation directly to the bitumen with foam and then board and...
  4. J

    Insulating Bay Window

    Hi All First post here and having read some of the other posts on bay windows, I do have one additional question. The bay window in the front bedroom has a timber frame, with render on the outside and plaster inside. The radiator is on the wall on the bay window - if that makes sense. The...
  5. G

    Can scaffolding be put on your roof without consent ?

    I have a rental property where my tenant complained of water leaking through the ceiling. It tripped the MCB and he didn't have power for a night, wet carpet and sofa. No heating as that's electric. He mentioned that there was scaffolding next door. When I arrived I was shocked that it is...
  6. M

    Square bay window, 3 sides, roof restraint straps

    Family member has had approval for fitting a square bay window to their property. They are having a pitched roof on top of the bay (around 1.8m wide and 750mm deep). The window set (2 sides, 1 front) also has what looks like 4mm, aluminium square box tubing inside the corner sections, to be...
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    Damp…air brick or drainage, both ?

    I have recently bought this house and there is some damp coming through the new plaster at one side of the bay on the inside. Pics below of inside and out. I don’t know where to start with it- the most obvious is the lack of adequate drainage from the main drain from the roof but could it also...
  8. T

    Window Sealing?

    Hi, During our renovations we have removed the wallpaper and along with this the UPVC “edge” around the window has come off. What products would you use to “connect” the windows to the wall and to get rid of the unsightly gaps? Thank you
  9. P

    Porch projecting beyond bay window

    Looking for some porch building advice. I live in a house with a bay window in Redbridge east London. Wondering if I can build a 1.7m by 1.7m (3 metre squared) porch without planning permission bearing in mind it will protrude further than the bay window by about a meter into the front garden...
  10. DIYNoobDude

    Can I screw into lower end of rafters?

    Hey everyone, I'm new to this stuff so thanks for all your help guys! :) Sorry for the long post! Summary: Trying to fit curtains onto a bay window but there is no wall to screw into above, only rafters. Detail: There is no wall or lintel above my bay window. Basically, it's a normal pitched...
  11. Q

    Damp and mould in front of house

    Hi all, I've moved into a property that has significant damp marks at the front of the house (see pictures attached). I knew about this before moving in but am slightly lost as to what the best course of action is. There is a large carpeted cement step that is raised from the ground and then...
  12. Auric

    Best way to restore detailing around bay window

    Hi all I'm looking for advice on restoring our bay window. The previous occupant thought it would be great to shear off the London victorian detailing and to pebbledash the front of the house. We've got the pebbledash off ourselves but now need to restore the look of the bay window as we live...
  13. J

    How to rebuild a 1930 bay window box

    Hello! I'm currently removing a rotten bay from the exterior as the render has failed and the laths behind are totally rotted through. 1. Does anyone know what the black sheeting is called and what the modern version is called these day? That's failed and needs replacing too. 2. I'm planning...
  14. A

    What is the best way to clean and paint this bit above a bay window?

    What is the best way to clean and paint this bit above a bay window? Whats the piece above the window called and is there a specific type of outdoor paint I should use?
  15. Tauseef Ahmed

    Bay Window to Square Window

    Good morning, We are planning to convert a bay window into a square window with an increase in width. The front elevation distance would remain the same from the pavement/road. I would like to know whether that would require planning permission? I have added pictures for illustration purposes...
  16. ipa20

    Crack/gap above new UPVC bay windows

    Hi all, I'm in the process of buying a first floor maisonette, and the downstairs maisonette directly below has recently undergone refurbishment and had its old wooden bay windows replaced with new uPVC ones. (The house is an old 1910 semi-detached house that is now split into 4 x maisonettes)...
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    Central Heating Pipes in curved bay window

    Hi, I currently have 15mm copper ch pipes running along the wall feeding a radiator in a curved bay window. I'm getting a new curved rad. and would like to hide the pipes. Brick/block cavity external wall and solid concrete floor. Has anyone done this? And if so how? Thanks for reading.
  18. NickiNibbs

    Damp in Bay Window

    Hi I bought my first house in summer last year and decorated the living room first. All was well until as it was generally dry and warm but then winter set in and now we are getting mould in the corners of our bay window. We've got beading around the skirting board and the nails have gone an...
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    Bay Window Shingles Vs Render

    Hi everyone! New here, looking forward to being massively impressed with your immediate support! (I have zero time to decide on the below!)... We have to have our entire house rendered, much to our servere disappointment. Our bay window shingles. Part of the render agreement is to remove them...
  20. O

    Rebuilding Bay Window... with minor alterations

    Hi All, Looking for some advice on how to proceed. I have a 1930s semi with a three section bay window. This was originally supported by the structural wooden frames, and unfortunately was at one point bodged (arent they all) for unsupportive UPVC frames, causing a slight drop above and...