windows

  1. J

    Looking for advice on replacing blown panes in a timber frame

    We are about to move into a house with original timber frames that are 27 years old. Many panes have blown, and all will likely follow in time. Our current thinking is to keep the timber frame and just replace the panes (and not replace everything with uPVC). But we are struggling to get a...
  2. P

    Contractor changed window measurements - now too small for frame

    Hi all, Recently booked to have my windows refitted and a company measured up, sent me measurements for my new windows which I was happy with and signed off on via a contract, then their surveyor came over to check measurements. They have now dropped off the UPVC frames to fit tomorrow and...
  3. D

    Internal Window Frame Gap

    Hi, Every winter we start to get condensation on our windows overnight, not horribly excessive thankfully and it's fairly manageable. I want to give the window sill a fresh coat of paint as the paint is starting to wear off year by year and it will end up exposing the bare wood, the paint does...
  4. Amani92

    How do I remove my window handles which have no visible screws

    Hi all, please can I get your help in removing these window handles which have no visible screws and no obvious screw covers?
  5. D

    PVC Bay Window Sill

    Hi all, I need to replace the window sill cover around our bay window as many of the parts are cracked or damaged. Not sure if this is how it should’ve been done but it’s what I’ve got. You can see in the picture below there’s a wood batten fitted and then the plastic sill over the top...
  6. H

    Stubborn condensation on windows

    Long story short, we have: 1950s house Double glazing, only about 10 years old, good condition. No condensation between the panes. Trickle vents OR openers that we leave open a crack during the night Two adults in the house, no pets High outdoor humidity (it was 91% RH last night!) and humidity...
  7. Lulusun

    Distorted reflections on window glass

    I’ve ordered grade A double glazed windows and the way light and other objects, like overhead cables, reflect off the glass gives the impression that it is warped or wavy. For example the straight cables look like they bend in two directions. The neighbours windows don’t have this but there are...
  8. L

    Closing cavity after old sash removal and new window installed

    Hey all, looking for a bit of advice on how best to go about closing off the cavity around some new windows I've just had installed, the previous double glazing was installed within the sash boxes and this time round they've ripped them out and the windows installed in the external part of the...
  9. B

    uPVC window - gap in material beneath sill

    Been cleaning/restoring our uPVC window frames. Noticed that the sill was loose so removed it to give it a proper clean. Underneath is a gap in the capping whcih doesn’t look right to me. Imagined that this should run right underneath. The seams of the window frames/seals were sealed with...
  10. D

    What do we need to do to ths room before a new window is fitted? The old window is already removed, due to roof work.

    First post. Do we need a lintel on top of the wood in the picture? To add a big window above, or rather three. This is a dormer room. There used to be taller windows which have been removed to do the work. We have had work done on the roof below the dormer room, which was leaking, and are...
  11. N

    Is this amount of condensation right for new sash windows?

    Just had my old single-pane timber sash windows replaced with new, double-glazed ones. I woke up to this amount of condensation, which is much better than the old crappy windows, but still, it can accumulate and build moisture etc. Is this right at the end of the day for new windows? Should I...
  12. 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...
  13. 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)...
  14. 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!)...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 0

    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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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