1. L

    Closing window cavity

    Hello everyone, I was hoping to get some advice on how to proceed with finishing off our windows. We had windows changed and moved forward so they sit flush with the outside wall. We’re left with cavity on the inside, which mostly have battens in the cavity gap (left, right and top side)...
  2. cwhaley

    French Door sill too short!

    As per the title -- the sill for my French doors is short by about 10-15mm either end. This is because the builders didn't read the plans properly and have built the opening too wide. Unfortunately it's too late for them to do anything now so I'm on my own. I've spent a good few hours trying to...
  3. L

    Advice needed - issues with patio door area

    Afternoon, We had some contractors come and re for some karndean to our kitchen They noticed under the karndean was wet They pointed out these 1. The welded sill? Is split in the corner, he says this should be one piece and not split. 2. The window is not flush against the sill internally...
  4. Rob broom

    Window Sill Overhang

    Hi there. How much projection or overhang would people suggest i have from the finished render. I am about to order windows for my self build, but have to choose either a 150mm wide sill, or a 180mm sill. The 150mm sill will give me around 40mm projection, and the 180 will obviously give me...
  5. D

    Summer house on concrete base... advice pls

    Hi all, having searched and searched for a clear answer I’m hoping some one can help. I’m going to try and build a 3m x 3m garden room over lockdown. There is already a concrete base down which I am going to put it on which was laid in 1950s I think, very flat and level. I planning 2” x 3”...
  6. G

    Condensation or Penetrating Damp? Top inner window sill

    Hi Everyone, hope you are all keeping warm and well. I'm hoping some damp experts out there can help me out with this one. My living room window has damp on the inner top window sill. My first thought was condensation but its discoloured and feels wet to the touch (which I only spotted from...
  7. M

    stone door cill, condenstation,

    Has anyone got any ideas on how I could make a cover for stone door cill (internally). It's an old 9" brick house, and the cill is constantly covered in condensation in the winter months. I've got a large piece of DPM over it currently, but it's unsightly. I need to make a kind of step, which...
  8. D

    Name of detail where window sill/board is longer than aperture?

    Where the board is overlength but just along the front/room edge, so that this edge of the board extends at each end beyond the width of the window, to continue a few inches along the rendered and skimmed inner face of the wall. Is there a term for this detail? Thank you, Dain
  9. S

    Very tall window base, is this normal?

    Had these windows installed last year and I've always thought the fit looks wrong. I can't help but look at it everyday. The base of the window is thicker then I have ever seen in anyone's house and I always wondered if it was measured short. The previous windows were much less intrusive only...
  10. A

    How to seat/fix door seal into sill?

    I have a rubber seal on my exterior door sill. The groove in which it was originally seated had rotted at one end which I have now filled with a two pack filler (ronseal high perfomance filler). Since I had to re-mould the groove the rubber seal will no longer remain seated firmly inside the...
  11. K

    UPVC window sill that is not UPVC window sill; damaged, how to repair

    Hi, I have a window sill damaged by an incense stick someone left on it. You can see if you look at the photos that the internal sill is not Upvc because it has burnt through the this plastic(?) veneer to the wood composite below. Any ideas how to repair? Thanks Is there a paint type that...
  12. D

    Fix/secure timber window boards to thermalite

    I found some recommendations for screwing ply to the top of the inner leaf (I think that some 100mm drywall screws would be fine without rawlplugs), and then gripfix the timber sill down to the ply? What did you think of sticking the sill directly down to the thermalites using Caberfix or...
  13. M

    Window Sill Cover plus other Trim

    Hi, Im sprucing the kitchen and looking for some black finish shiny plastic I could buy to form a new window sill over existing sill. Also same material for some other uses to match worktops. Does anyone know what I could use and needs to be about 200mm wide by about 10-15mm thick. Ideally in...