windows

  1. M

    Can anything be done to improve noise or temp insulation in slot vent?

    Hi all, Earlier this year I moved in to a new house. The windows in this house have the slot vents at the top of the frame that you can open and shut to allow air to flow through. We have found that even when shut, they seem to let a lot of noise through. If a neighbour is out in their...
  2. 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)...
  3. DanRobertsB

    Windows and sliding doors: Velfac vs uPVC vs aluminium

    Hi, I'm after some replacement casement windows and sliding patio doors in a timber frame/wood clad house. White inside, rosewood (or similar RAL colour) outside. Any thoughts on what material is best, and why? Seems to be a fair it of conflicting advice (much of it from interested parties!)...
  4. W

    What's the best type of filler to cover foam insulation surrounding windows?

    Hi, I’m redecorating a room and am new to all this. Around the window, there appears to be a foam-like surround, which has been plastered over and painted. There are now pits in this plaster (probably as the foam is spnongey underneath and kids lived here before I moved in and pushed against...
  5. ExtraSouthWill

    Exterior Window Trim Question

    Hi there - I am new to the channel. Wanted to run a question by some of you experts out there. I am replacing windows in my home with replacement windows and am trying to figure out the best way to put trim on the exterior. As a side note, my neighbor hired a contractor to install his windows...
  6. J

    Is this a window disaster?

    Hello, I'd really appreciate your thoughts and advice. We went with a local heritage window installer to replace our wooden windows. They turned up to install and told us they'd measured two windows incorrectly so they couldn't be completed yet. Our two large bay windows were also incorrectly...
  7. J

    800mm toughened glass rule

    Hi looking to replace a lot of windows in my house. I noticed there is a rule on if it’s within 800mm of the floor then you need toughened glass. Annoyingly all bad one of the windows are about 750mm to the bottom of the frame. I’m fitting them myself and building regs will sign them off. Does...
  8. N

    Patio sliding door advise needed - pls help

    Hi All, Need expert advice. I would like to go ahead with the Patio Sliding door. The door's overall size is 5960 (W) X 2090 (H) and going with 4 panels, 2 fixed (right & left) two can slide (left one and right one), See the attached image please. I am not knowledgeable about windows and...
  9. N

    UPvc windows painting or replace new?

    Hi, extending house and I would like to change the colour of the existing windows to match new windows. Old windows are white, for extension nee windows I want to go with anthracite grey out and white inside. would like to change the colour of existing windows to match. is it good idea to...
  10. F

    Tilt Turn Door Gearing

    Hi, I have a tilt and turn door that operates in an unusual way. This is a left hinge hanging door; looking at door from the inside, the hinges are on the left and swings inwards. The standard or typical positions to open/close/tilt the door should be as follows: 6 o clock position (close...
  11. E

    Help with Painted Mullion Windows!!

    Hey everyone, New to the forum and wondered if anyone could help? I have a customer that I am doing some work for with building custom cabinets and restoring stairs etc. They have asked me to look at the windows. Basically they have had new aluminium windows install but they keep weeping...
  12. D

    Damp and black mould along window frame

    Hi all - I wonder if anyone can help advise on these black spots along the window panes.. it looks like mould to me.. Does anyone have experience of this - do the windows need replacing or is it just a case of replacing the seal? Does this suggest a problem with ventilation? Thanks for any...
  13. S

    uPvc sash - How to restrict opening of lower pane only?

    Hello! I need to restrict the opening of the lower pane of a uPvc sash window - any idea how to do that? It needs to be something that is either permanent or can be locked with a key. I've seen sash window restrictors, but if locked they restrict opening of both windows. I only want to...
  14. K

    Arched Windows- Help!!

    Hello knowledgeable people, Looking to replace steel frames single glazed windows. They cannot be refurbished. Most windows are fairly straight forward for a heritage aluminium frame. However… we have two larger bow windows each made up of five windows, each is arched. Aluminium company cannot...
  15. 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...
  16. M

    Plaster around window showing surface water bottom corners

    Hi everyone, I recently had new upvc windows installed around my house. We have an issue in particular with the kitchen window. We notice more when it’s been raining that there is surface water in the bottom corners on the plaster around the window. I wipe it away and it comes back. When...
  17. cwhaley

    Floor Poured before BCO Inspection

    We've got the shell of an extension at the back of our house, completed by a builder. Roof, walls, concrete floor, etc. -- just no windows or doors. Throughout the build communication was absolutely rubbish with me constantly having to chase things up, and taking time off work for no-shows...
  18. N

    Window Board Width : Sourcing

    Hey We have some fairly deep windows in our home. Looking at the window the existing boards are about 110-130cm horizontally /width /length? about 20mm thick and depth from bullnose to actual window is about 60-60cm Looking to replace them with moisture-resistant mdf one, but all suppliers on...
  19. R

    Making good plaster around new windows

    Hi, Having a bit of trouble finding a plasterer to make good the area around some new windows I've had fitted. I've had a few quotes and I keep getting told different things. The main thing I'm trying to avoid is huge architrave that covers the whole span of the gap. One person told me there...
  20. 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...
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