removing a UPVC window to remove sofa?

17 Jan 2007
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Can anyone give me a quick quide to removing a UPVC window to remove the sofa from my house? I will only need to remove the panel as this will be big enough.


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By panel I assume you mean the glass! Remove glazing bars (internal or external) with a scraper; remove the glass (marking the inside before you remove) & packers; re-fit glass & packers the same way they came out; attempt to re-fit glazing bars – not always easy if you’ve not done it before. Plus there is a risk that if the windows are more than a couple of years old, the rubber seals will be prone to damage & will then let water. :(

If you don’t need the sofa any more, I would cut it up & take it out the door! :D
I meant removing the window, from the window frame, I.e the bit that opens, removing that and then putting it back in again.

The sofa is coming with me when i move! :p hopefully
Some units use stainless steel screws; remove the screws & the hinges come off with the window. If yours are riveted it means drilling out the rivets & if the rivets are stainless steel they will be fairly hard so it needs to be done carefully to avoid making a complete mess of the rivet holes in the frame. You will obviously need replacement rivets & a good rivet gun to re-fix the hinges.
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