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Replacing Old Loft Window

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Martin Quinn, 28 Jul 2021.

  1. Martin Quinn

    Martin Quinn

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    I need to replace an old loft wooden framed window, it doesn't appear to be a Velux window and I would guess at it being 20 years old or even older.

    It appears to be an odd size so I am wondering whether it is better to try and replace with a smaller window dimension or a larger window dimension?

    My thinking is that it might be easier to go slightly smaller than the original and then fill the gaps rather than trying to make the cut out bigger?

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    980mm x 1020mm

    Window Frame (40mm)
    1020mm x 1060mm
     
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    Hi Martin
    Is this an opening skylight? have you included the sash in those measurements?
    What is the overall size?
     
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    This is an old sky light that pivots in the middle and does open, has a very old handle on it to open/close.

    I have just remeasured and the actual window including the sash is 1100mm (h) x 1065mm (w).

    Loft Window 1.jpg Loft Window 2.jpg
     
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    PK06 is your nearest velux size, if you go wider you will need to trim the opening again.
     
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    Any idea what the fitting cost would be on a window this size? Would I be right in thinking its a bit easier when its a replacement as the cut out is already there making the fitting a little quicker?
     
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