windows

  1. 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...
  2. A

    Plasterboard over doorframes

    Hi all, We are currently week 7 into our garage conversion and the doors and windows have just been installed and plasterboard and plaster now completed by our builders. Whilst we were painting the room, we noticed the plasterboard and plaster actually goes over the door/window frames which I’ve...
  3. P

    Cutting uPVC beading

    I have replaced quite a few of my misted sealed units over the past year or two but one or two of the beads could do with replacing as well. I have sourced some of the correct beading - it’s internal, rounded beading for Rehau frames. I’d originally thought cutting the 45 degree ends would...
  4. J

    Are supports for Edwardian stone cills structural or decorative?

    I'm booked in for complete 40mm external wall insulation and rendering: the contractor says he will chop off the stone cill supports which extend 3 inches beneath the 100 year old stone window cills, as it will 'make for a neater job'. I'm worried that these 'supports' are not just old fashioned...
  5. cwhaley

    Temporary Trickle Vents

    I'm having a new extension and I'm currently ordering the windows. I know er need means of ventilation but I don't want trickle vents (ugly, noisy and inefficient) -- my preference for ventilation is locking the windows on the catch which we have been doing for years now with no problems. I know...
  6. Natalierose30

    Help with filling sash window cavity

    0B47DB81-65FF-4B10-B218-2AB63D310B17 by Natalierose30 posted 15 Aug 2021 at 9:08 PM 868C8A9D-326B-40AD-9964-04F9F14E5C20 by Natalierose30 posted 15 Aug 2021 at 9:07 PM Hello, The sash windows on my property have some kind of filler over the foam in the cavity that I’m looking to repair, but I...
  7. C

    Replacing 30 year old uPVC windows, worth it?

    Hi all I’ve recently moved into a 100+ years old terraced with large uPVC windows. Most of the sealed units have blown and misted up so need replacing. However the hinges, handles and locks are all also a bit knackered. So even when closed there are gaps at the tops of the openers where draught...
  8. Rob broom

    Installing UPVC windows

    Hi all, I have a couple of queeries with installing UPVC windows. 1: Fixing the top of the window into a Catnic. I have read that the windows should not be screwed up into a catnic, which does make sense regarding water and damp getting through the holes. Can i get conformation that i...
  9. G

    Triple vs double glazing

    Hi, looking for some advice. It's not really DIY as I'm getting someone else to do it but was wondering if anyone has experience with triple glazing and the benefits/drawbacks of it. My whole house is currently triple glazed and I'm planning to get a 3x4 m sunroom built (2 sides glass/bifold...
  10. D

    UK Regs for Ventilation for my loft conversion

    Hello I am half way through my construction of our loft conversion. There are four rooms in total, 3 of which have 2 windows in each and one has just one as it is smaller. Building officer inspected and said the windows needs to be 1/20th of the surface area. So one of the rooms has a...
  11. P

    Upvc window and door frames sagging.

    I have a 3m x 4m conservatory, upvc windows on both sides with double doors in the ctr of the 4m frontage with windows either side of the doors. Recently I have noticed the top of the door and window frames sagging making it difficult to close and lock the doors. I removed the utility board...
  12. J

    uPVC Sash Windows not closing properly

    Hi, I've got an issue with a uPVC sash window that won't lock on one side. I think the issue is that the two windows aren't lining up: the top window is lower on one side which means the lock on this side doesn't work. Has anyone else had this problem before? Is it something for a...
  13. JD2012

    Blind Question and Advice Needed

    I am trying to get a new blind for my Windows Its 69" Wide by 37.4016" Drop. I just want a bog standard Venetian Blind but they seem to be very expensive. All the prices i have seen so far are about £100 the room is small box room which i have just redecorated so i did not want to spend a lot...
  14. N

    Any difference in quality between Liniar and Deceuninck uPvc windows?

    I understand that the most important part of the equation will likely be the fitting. But besides that, based on the windows alone, is there any difference between Liniar and Deceuninck in terms of quality? I have had a cheaper quote from a company selling/fitting Liniar, and another slightly...
  15. macker6464

    Sticky Oily Goo Leaking From Windows

    All my double glazed windows have an oily slime seeping out at the bottom. I have wondered why since buying the house in 2013. Today I was removing a glazing panel to sort a jammed window (another posting to come!) and think I know the problem. The black glazing tape around the glass appears...
  16. F

    Cracks, windows and panic!

    Hey, we've been in our house a couple of years now, its not a new build, think it was built in 70,so maybe... anyways in the front room we've noticed where the window meets the wall in the bottom corner its cracked quite a bit and lets through a draught. There's also a hairline crack that runs...
  17. J

    Windows

    Hey guys, I’m currently looking into purchasing new windows for my property and wanted some advice regarding the better quality brands/manufacturers. I have recently received a quote from my local trade shop for Liniar 70 flush sash windows. 1. Are these windows of a good quality 2. Is Liniar...
  18. wilco88

    Replacing single glazing in timber sash and case windows

    I want to install double glazing to my single glazed timber sash and case windows. I realize that is possible to do this by simply adding a new sash with a double glazed unit, however my question is: Is it possible to install double glazed units of glass in between the existing muntins? My...
  19. W

    Liniar Profiles - a "Premium Product"?

    Hi all, I'm currently mulling over a double glazing quote provided by a firm in Glasgow. Their sales pitch was that in the marketplace there's 3 categories: 1: Cheap budget windows at the bottom end 2: OK ones fitted by local guys in the middle 3. The "premium" products provided by Anglian and...
  20. N

    Why is the inner seal of my window like this?

    The inner seal/aluminium spacer in our window seems to have drooped. I don’t know how good the image is to see, but you can see it bends and then there’s a small gap in the middle that you can see between.
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