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  1. xMrIS

    upvc soffit/fascia/guttering replacement

    Hi guys, I recently noticed that some of the gutters need to re-aligned, also pieces of wood comming down of them. I called a roofer to get a quotation , the guy told me its £2500 to replace soffit/fascia/guttering with new ones. (semi-detached/3bed house) He told me current are too old (UPVC...
  2. O

    composite door catching frame - help adjusting

    Hello all, I have had a second hand composite door fitted along with a new side panel. Had to go second hand for now as run out of cash on a renovation project. The door is catching the frame on the handle side, and also the bottom left corner if looking out toward the road. Its needs a good...
  3. S

    UPVC door Leaking

    the back door has been fitted to some timber, which I believe was part of the old wooden door frame. This has become rotten at the base and is allowing water penetration. (See attached images) I was going to remove the door and replace this timber with treated CLS, refit the door and clad...
  4. O

    Affordable new door & side panel for unusual size opening

    Hi all, need some help as im on a budget due to just buying new house which needed total gutting and starting over. I have had a quote for a composite door and side panel together from the same company which is £1000 fitted. I may even consider UPVC or a wooden door to save some cash. The...
  5. J

    Cleaning UPVC windows

    HI everyone, Am sure everyone must have had this issue but for the life of me, I haven't been able to find out how i can clean, hide the dirt and plaster stuck in the corner of my window. Also, there's some existing stuff thats been stuck and i've tried sugar soap, white spirit, UD40 and...
  6. C

    Who does the best looking Georgian bar casement windows?

    I'm looking to replace a couple of windows in a character house. The existing windows are pretty ugly uPVC and many of the panes have blown. I had a couple of quotes for timber and both came in north of £6k. If I really can't find any decent looking uPVC windows I may bite the bullet, but I'm...
  7. S

    Joing UPVC side window to UPVC door frame

    I've installed a new UPVC back door and frame to my back shed with frame fixers and I'm waiting on a re-ordered side window as the supplier got the original measurements for the window 40mm too wide for the opening. What is the best way to fix the side window to the door frame? I was advised to...
  8. A

    Do I replace my 20 year old double glazed windows, or just the misted units?

    Looking for some assistance please. The house we have is about 20 years old, but "new build", we have around 15 windows in total, which are made of wood but do have double glazing units within. I can see the gap between the window pains in the DG unit is small when compare to current...
  9. L

    Loose window panel on upvc front door

    Moved into a property with fairly old upvc doors. The front door has a glass panel insert in the top half of the door, horizontally centered about 2/3 width of door. I've noticed the glass can be moved from both sides and seems the seals and fascias have come away to some extent probably due to...
  10. L

    Window seals still not sealing

    Hi, hopefully someone could help. Rather than get new windows Im going the full hog a correcting and fixing my current double glazed upvc windows. All have 1x side hung sash. So far I have: Changed all friction hinges Replaced all seals on sash and frame with 6mm bubble seals Replaced all...
  11. E

    Key not turning in UPVC door lock - outside only

    Hi. I wondered if anyone can give me some advice? The lock on the outside of my UPVC door has become very difficult to turn. It gets stuck in position and won't turn or will turn slightly to the right (when unlocked so wrong direction). Lock seems to click as if key isn't releasing it properly...
  12. KMBoro

    UPVC Windows in Listed Building

    Hi, I have been searching through the threads about UPVC windows in lsited buildings and it has made for interesting reading, however they don't quite answer my question so here goes: I am looking at buying a Georgian Terraced house Grade 2 listed. The back of the house has some original wooden...
  13. W

    Euro cylinder in door with screw in from glazed size

    Hi. I've just gone to replace what I thought was a standard ferloc 528 and eurolock cylinder on a door (should have been a 20 min task) and found that the euro cylinder will not come out of the door. It appears to totter around the retaining machine screw point though, even though that has...
  14. M

    Where can i get this hinge in UK?

    Hi All Im having trouble finding this type of hinge. The wind blew my uPVC door with quite some force and bent one of the hinges and now the door has become stiff when opening and closing. I've been trying to find this type of hing for a long time but i cant find anyone who sells them. If...
  15. C

    UPVC Double Glazing Window Beading - identification required.

    Hi All, I am hoping that somebody may be able to identify the UPVC window beading and provide me with the make/model and even a supplier as I have acquired some decent frames from my neighbour but the installers of their new units forgot to save all the beading for me. Any help would be greatly...
  16. M

    Window lock help

    The handle and lock on my window has stopped working and will not turn. Have taken the window apart and am still unable to fix. Does anyone know what type of locking mechanism this is called and any ideas where I can get a new one? Thanks!
  17. D

    Adjusting UPVC door

    Hi. Our UPVC door is failing to close fully at the bottom leaving a few mm gap. It usually closes fully if pushed from the outside at the bottom. I've removed the cap on one of the hinges revealing several points of possible adjustment (see photo), however I am unsure which to adjust. There are...
  18. I

    Replace Window for UPVC Door

    Hello all, I will be removing this window, cutting the brick out and fitting UPVC French Doors. Of course, after removing the radiator! Across the bottom there is a DPC in the brick from the outside. Rough brick opening 1800 x 1900 to the DPC (Custom made to size due to low height) Cavity...
  19. T

    Plaster on UPVC frame

    Hi there, wonder if anyone can help. I recently had some plastering done and the plasterers have plastered over a newly installed upvc window frame (a vertical porchwindow). Not by a small amount but about 50% of the width of the frame. When I brought this up the plasterer complained about the...
  20. T

    Removing plaster from UPVC

    Hi there, wonder if anyone can help. I recently had some plastering done and the plasterers have plastered over a newly installed upvc window frame (a vertical porch window). Not by a small amount but about 50% of the width of the frame. When I brought this up the plasterer complained about the...
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