Bay windows

22 Aug 2006
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United Kingdom
I intend to replace all the windows in my house with upvc units. I have done regular window replacement before but in this case i have 2 bay windows that need replacing. Does anyone know if there is any particular rules i need to follow? someone told me that the frames have extra supports in to take the additional weight of the structure above it. Any tips would be much appreciated. :confused:
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You should treat all bay windows as load bearing to be on the safe side. Most window manufacturers have a load bearing system incorporated into their systems

just ask ;)
Your new windows should come with structural supports in the bay corners to pick up the lintel/roof above.
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is it neccesary then to support the wall above the bay while i fit the central windows then? is it usually a one piece u-shaped lintel?

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