window fitting

  1. V

    uPVC window installation without shims (spacer) and sealant - how to fix this.

    I just got new uPVC window installed on a cavity wall of a 1969 house. I try to put the picture step by step how the worker fitted my window. They removed the window [with such a mess], and I put picture from the starting of the fitting. There are leveling wood (orange) in between cavity wall...
  2. J

    Remove metal window fixings

    I have an old metal window I am looking to restore. Have sanded and primed inside and the metal is in great shape but does anyone have any idea how to remove these old hinges so I can clean them up, re-paint and reinstall? Haven't tried anything yet. Thought I would just check on here before I...
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    Supporting bay window roof

    We've been advised by both the surveyor when we bought the house and a window fitter that the gable roof above our bay window is not supported adequately. There is slight deflection to the roof line and the window fitter said our options were to either support it temporarily while they change...
  4. L

    What is this and why?

    Hi all, does anybody know why this is happening on my window side panels (or whatever they're called). As you can see, it seems to be the lining on the inside of the window that's peeling and it's now showing all the insulation between my inside wall and the window itself. I have called the...
  5. R

    Square-up window openings in block cavity walls

    Hi All, Short version: We want to replace the UPVC windows in our house and straighten the window openings through the cavity wall blockwork in the process. Our house (is the least imaginative design possible): - 9m x 9m footprint. - 2 stories with a pitched roof. - Cavity walls made of...
  6. S

    Are these windows fitted ok? Pics included.

    We live on a fairly busy road, technically 20mph but everyone does at least 30mph. There is a constant stream of traffic until fairly late in the evening and queues during morning and evening rush hours. Motorbikes go up and down late at night. No lorries or buses normally though due to narrow...
  7. S

    Bifold doors and cavity wall Help........

    Hello, I have googled the hell out of this after I fell out with my architect for lying to me and can’t find the answer, so I thought I would join the fun and ask. I am not a builder but so far this has been an amazing learning curve. I am building an extension and we have planned to put 3.1m...
  8. Sappy73

    Sliders Bi fold door issues

    Hi all Please can you help me with some issues we have with some Sliders Evo Ultimate aluminium bi fold doors. Two external sets were fitted by our builder on a single storey extension and when it rains they leak a lot! The company who supplied them to our builder has been out and just...
  9. S

    New window in a stone wall

    Hi folks I'm after some guidance please. I'm planning to convert a coal store to a downstairs toilet. I'm going to add a frosted double glazed wooden window to let some light in. I've searched utube for suitable how-to videos but nothing shows this exact process. I had it in my mind as...
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