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installing new double glazing front of house ahead of a rear extension?

Discussion in 'Building' started by srdegnan, 10 May 2021.

  1. srdegnan

    srdegnan

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    Hi

    Currently in a 4 bed 1950's detached. Pretty solid construction. Planning to put in a rear extension. Will be a mix of single story and double story (as 50% of rear is already extruded on both floors).

    appreciate the work will cause some movement.

    We do need to re-glaze the whole house. We're wondering if we can get away with reglazing the front at present, or if there is a risk with movement that would give us a problem further down the line. Glazing would be a swap out of existing old iron windows for UPVX.

    Thoughts appreciated.
     
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    Really?

    Best find some proper builders who know what they are doing
     
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    I was thinking more hairline cracks in plaster in other rooms rather than something more significant :)
     
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    There shouldn't be any movement and no cracks
     
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    You'll probably get a better deal ordering all the windows together than doing front and back separately
     
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    If your new extension needs a SAPS test because you are having excess glazing, then make sure you get that done with the existing glazing.

    As regards timing, if replacing the windows needs replastering, new render, vertical tile hanging work etc then you might want it done at the same time as the extension because you can get the plasterer etc to do all the remedial at the same time.
     
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