Fixing (secondary) glazing panels to windows

13 Jul 2008
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I have some aluminium framed [secondary] glazing panels that are hung on nylon hinges. After some 20? years the fixings on the aluminium frame [that slot on to the hinges in the sash window frame] have given up.

Looking for some way of fixing the panels to the sash window frames. Perhaps some metal 'z' shaped clips that can be screwed in to sash window frames and press the glazed frame against the windows.

Any other suggestions appreciated.
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Here are a few images I have taken of the panel. An aluminium frame with glass.

The problem is that the 'hinge' on the frame has snapped off on one of the panels.






I trust that it is clear. If not please ask for more information/pics.

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Maybe some kind of large screw-in metal eyelet? Or even a loop of picture hanging or other stiff wire, somehow fixed to the frame. A small hole drilled in the ali frame might be useful.
The plastic/nylon fixings are not robust enough to bear the wight of the glass and therefore I was looking to seat the lower panel on small angle brackets to take the weight of the frame.

I was then looking to secure the sides to the panel with clips [similar to those used to fix canvas to a picture frame :,8756.aspx ] and that could be clamped on to the aluminium frame and screwed/pressed down.

Perhaps will have to settle for [clumsy] drilling a hole and screwing the frame to the architrave ? of the window. :(

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