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Light weight windows for a metal shed?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by BML, 14 Apr 2021.

  1. BML

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    I have just erected a metal shed or rather my grandson did it for me and I'm rather worried regarding it over heating as I'm using it as a Hen house. One way to control the temperature would be to install a window either side of it but as a result of the frail nature of the structure it can only accept something very light. Can any one suggest where such items would come from?
     
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    For a hen house you need permanent ventilation - start cutting some holes!
     
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    The shed is well ventilated and I still want to fit a couple of windows.
     
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    do you have a picture off the shed ??
    you may find that a framework off some sort will be practical to help both wall strength to fix a window too and also space for insulation installation??
    and although small heat input lighting and bodies [pets ]do count to the heat input level
     
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    Perspex.
     
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    I looked for a window on ebay and I thought I had found one as the page was covered with pictures of wooden windows but a sheet of Perspex turned up so I'm still looking.
     
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    i assume they would use words like "glazing" and "instead off glass" rather than window as window is the whole thing including frame and glazing :?::?:
     
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    upload_2021-5-6_13-40-46.png

    The above picture is of the sort that the Internet is full of which intimates that the item is a window frame and a piece of acrylic and not one of the advertisers that I have contacted actually sell window frames.
     
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    the picture is for context an actual window would have several connected questions to do with openers and type as well as number
     
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    What a most helpful reply!
     
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    not sure what to make off your comment
    i am trying to be helpful as in all the emphasis is on glass [plastic size ]where as if it was a full window the questions would be about the makeup off the window as the glazing is secondery would get a breif description as in 3mm clear polycarbon
     
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    As far as I'm concerned the pictures of a window that I saw were just that a WINDOW yet not a single one of those who used it are actually offering WINDOWS. I reject your statement that the emphasis is on glass especially as its actually Perspex. Anyway, I'm still looking for a window.
     
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    Would a window not make the shed hotter by letting in sunlight?

    If you want an opening, cut a hole and have a bit of plywood/rigid plastic or whatever on a hinge. You could even use a greenhouse auto opener. You would probably need a basic frame round it to strengthen the shed.


    I've never had a problem with a hen house overheating, and I've never fitted a window to one
     
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    I'm confused...
     
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    From the following?
    1. Aluminium channel or angle
    2. Hinges
    3. Sheets of acrylic
    4. Tube of sealant
    5. Hacksaw
    6. Drill
    7. Pop riveter
     
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