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Renovating a 1930’s bay window

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by RichD1, 22 May 2020.

  1. RichD1

    RichD1

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    As it says. I started cutting out a bit of rot on one side of the window cill which then turned into a complete paint strip down.

    So whilst in this state I would like to explore what solutions there are to double glaze the existing window?

    I was think about making new hardwood casements but the existing softwood is looking so good I was wondering what solutions there are to double glaze the existing wooden frames?

    I think I will have to make new opening casements to provide effective draught proofing unless there is a long term solution to modify the existing.
     
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    Not worth trying. If you are that bothered about it being single glazed get a new one ( not being funny :) )

    Just cut all the rot out, replace like for like, scrape old paint off, re-putty windows and clean the glass really thoroughly.

    Hope this helps.

    Drop us a THANKS if this helped please.
     
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    I could do as you suggest but it would still leave me with poorly fitting opening sashes plus no improved insulation especially as these are north facing windows.

    I have tried over the years to fit draught excluder but it doesn’t last very long.

    Think I’m going to make new sashes from hardwood.
     
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    Fair enough, good luck with it :)
     
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