upvc window

  1. S

    Newly fitted basement window - bulging walls and damp

    Hi all, Looking for some advice on next steps. We had a new upvc window fitted to our basement in June last year that involved digging out a large section of earth, laying some stones in the base and bricking up the dug-out section (see photo 1). However, in September we noticed mould...
  2. R

    Leak above new UPVC window

    Hello all, I'm wondering if anyone can advise how to solve the issue with the new UPVC window in our loft room? After recent stormy weather, we found it had been leaking from above the window on the left hand side, plus a bit of a stain in the middle (see pictures). The window is located in a...
  3. simonb873

    Fill gaps above Window

    Hi all, I was cleaning the gutters, and while I was up on the ladder, I thought I'd check the windows. Our windows seems to have a large gaps above the frame. The mortar looks cracked and I believe this is our source of our water ingress and mould forming around the interior window frames and...
  4. S

    Are my window gaskets replaceable?

    Hello, I have 3 windows and 1 patio door that I believe date from pre-2011 (see photo 1). All of the gaskets are black and quite worn and I'd like to replace them with new white gaskets. The internal gaskets on the windows are all wedge gaskets that can be removed fairly easily. I thought the...
  5. dave3681

    uPVC window jammed by loose screw in bottom rail

    Hello, My uPVC window has suddenly become jammed. The lock mechanisms seem to slide out of, and the window opens about half a cm, and then seems to jam in the centre area below the handle (where there are no locking mechanisims). I have used an allen key and figured out that the locking...
  6. K

    Unable to close UPVC window

    I'm unable to close bathroom window. I'm attaching two pictures, There is more gap on the lest is more, problem is on the left side. It looks like frame has come off a bit from the wall and while closing the window the metal thing is not going into the green plastic, that is preventing from...
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    Perfect Fit Conservatory window blinds

    Hi. A few years a go I purchased window blinds using the perfect fit mechanism where they 'slot' in behind the rubber seal in UPVC windows. They've been in for nearly 5 years now but the seals in a few of the windows have stretched or something and the blinds are not flush to the top of the...
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    UPVC Window dropped

    I have a large UPVC window that opens from the bottom. It is well over 10 years old. Recently the bottom edge of the opening window is catching on the frame when closing. So it appears to have dropped a few mms. I read elsewhere that I could loosen the 4 screws on each side, move the window up...
  9. J

    UPVC window handle screws

    Hello friends I am having a nightmare with the upvc window handle replacement I have one side normal Philip screw which is fine however the other screw is completely different type I have uploaded picture please help me how to remove this thanks
  10. G

    What do you call this please?

    Hi, can anyone please tell me what this is called please ? I need to get a new one, it holds the window latch. Thanks
  11. S

    Gap between sections of window in curved bay

    Hi I've got a curved bay at the front of the house with upvc window that is in 5 parts, between each part is a vertical tube shaped section to allow the window to curve around the bay. I've uploaded 2 photos to show this. Where each section of window meets the vertical tube section there is some...
  12. H

    replacing upvc internal sill with wood

    Hi there, we've recently moved into a new house - there are some good new-ish upvc windows but the wide upvc trim and internal sills which don't look great so we want to replace them with pine versions. The trim has come out quite easily but it seems like the internal sill is screwed in somehow...
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    UPVC Frame Repair

    Hi all, in a needs must situation I had to cut to frame to open the broken window (but that's the past). Please could I get some advice on the best way to make good the bit of frame I've cut out as it's the final piece to repair in my bathroom. Thanks in advance for your help.
  14. G

    how to remove stuck screw on window handle

    Ive got a philips head screw that is stuck and the head is a bit worn from trying to remove it. I need to remove it to replace a broken upvc window handle. Its hard to get much pressure behind as the window obvs wont lock shut. whats the easiest way to remove it, should I try a thread...
  15. DIYM

    Subsidence or plaster issue

    Hi, I moved into a 12 year old house a couple of years back. Basic survey at the time came back clear. Cracks appeared a year after moving in. I filled the cracks and house was freshly painted at the time but since then cracks have re-appeared in the plaster. All cracks run horizontal from...
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    Replacing upvc window hinges

    Evening, I've a top hung upvc window which needs the hinges replacing. I've done it before on smaller windows and side hung ones but this is fairly big and on the first floor. A little nervous about unscrewing it and bringing it in to swap the hinges. Looks heavy. Any tips?
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    What type of silicone to use for UPVc windows

    I have some UPVc windows where the silicone seal around the edges has got mould. Trying to wipe it off doesn't make any difference so I want to know what type of silicone seal do i need to replace it. Is this the same stuff as your standard bathroom silicone seal or is it some special stuff for...
  18. B

    Flush casement uPVC / installation locally in Edinburgh

    Hi, I’m looking to replace domestic timber frames with flush PVC and looking for recommendations. I understand Cityglass can install Rehau (Rio) Edinburghglass seem to install veka (halo) Eurocell (modus) is also local but think I would need to find an installer myself. Anyone have...
  19. bettz1

    Window Lock Broken?

    Hello, 1 of our windows won't lock anymore,the key turns halfway but you can still press the button in to open the window. Is this fixable or is it a case of buying a new handle & lock?
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    Fitting UPVC Cill, Window Panels and Door for Porch

    Hi Just need some assistant and guidance, I have a 2m x 1m engineering brick base, on which the Cill will sit on top and windows panels and door will sit on top of the cill The top of the door and panels will be a wooden frame for the roof My question is: Do I need to use packers to...