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Plasterboarding onto upvc window frames

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Marlena Topple, 11 Jan 2019.

  1. Marlena Topple

    Marlena Topple

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    Hi
    I would be grateful for any advice members can offer. We have existing upvc windows in a house that is being replastered. All old plaster has bedn removed back to the brick and plasterboard is being put up which will be skimmed. Because the plasterboard will be proud of the window, the builder has plasterboarded over the upvc frame and created a small return around the window. I would like to know if that is an acceptable solution. I am concerned about condensation and also the difficulty in replacing the window without destroying the wall. Thanks.
     

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  2. HautGammeFenetres

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    Could you post some photos?
     
  3. Marlena Topple

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    Have posted a photo now. Thanks.
     
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    Looks odd - maybe they are planning to take some off for the window sill?
     
  5. HautGammeFenetres

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    No worries. That's normal. They will cut the plasterboard to the shape when adhesive dry.
     
  6. Marlena Topple

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    Thanks for taking time to respond. My understanding is there will be no cutting. However I will check with my builder. Assuming I am right, it it okay that the plasterboard overlaps the upvc frame. Thank you.
     
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    To be clear, I am not bothered about the overlapping plasterboard at the bottom of the window. If you look at the top of the window you will see how the plaster board overlaps the frame. The frame has bern trimmed and the idea is that there will be plasterboard at a 90 degree angle all round the windiw overlapping the upvc frame. I would like to know if this is okay. Thanks.
     
  8. HautGammeFenetres

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    Got you. If there wasn't any moisture or draft before and plasterboard doesn't effect operation of the window is all good. Actually that will be an extra seal. And will look much better then trying to fill in the gaps between plasterboard and upvc.
     
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    Its called a reveal and is pretty much a standard feature.
     
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    Thank you so much for taming the trouble to respond. I am totally reassured.
     
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    You're welcome! That's what this forum is for
     
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