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Replacing wooden glazing bars

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by 600rob, 25 Aug 2018.

  1. 600rob

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    I need to replace the glazing bars on the side on my conservatory as the existing ones are beyond repair


    Once ive cut the lengths and painted etc whats the best way to fit the new ones?

    Nails? Or a specific sealant/adhesive?

    Or a combination of both?

    Do they need to be bedded in with some sort of sealant aswell?
    Thanks
     
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    pin and glazing sealant.
     
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    That's a 'Baltic Pine' conservatory. Your glazing bars need to be treated with a timber preserver first (Protim, Cuprinol). Once cut to length and mitered, apply a coat or two finish, fixing is use Transparent Silicon and Galvanised inch & quarter Pins - drill the glazing bars where the pins are going about 3 or 4 on long lengths, 2 on short ones.
    Once in place apply a final coat of finish.
     
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    thanks for the replies both, Do you know if its possible to get replacement glazin bars that are made of something other than wood? i.e upvc etc
     
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    turns out the sill needs replacing aswell as it badly rotted

    Had a look at a few timber merchants online for new glazing bars and sills but can't find anything available in baltic pine. Can only really see softwood or hard wood.
    http://www.championtimber.com/Default.aspx?A=ProductSearch&PageID=9205257&SE=True&q=sill

    Is there a suitable alternative that i can use of should i be looking for a like for like replacement wood? if so where can i get hold of it?
    Cheers
     
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    Sorry - looks like I may have confused you; Baltic Pine was a conservatory company based in Cornwall. Found out that they went to the wall in 2006. Reason I am so definite that your conservatory is a 'Baltic Pine' one is I have one on my house.
    So I bet you do not have he original paperwork that the company supplied. One of the better things that company did was to supply drawings of the component sections and possibly even the dimensions of timber parts.
    Look at the conservatory and you should be able to determine the sections of the build and how it was fitted together. As for making up he replacement sill(s) a good machinist should be able to help you.
    BP advertised using seasoned scandinavian pine. Once machined they were treated with 'Protim' wood treatment to protect against rot and worm. They supplied a small can for the installer to treat any surfaces that they cut. The sections should be fixed together with woodscrews (2&1/2 thru' 4inch No10's). The sills should be sitting on plastic DPC.
     
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    Ohhh i see.

    Unfortunately the previous owners didn't provide any paper work so I'll have to work out how it was put together and try to get some decent measurements on the sill...
    Looks like the glass will have to come out in order to do a proper job of cleaning up the rot an refitting a sill.

    Reckon ill try and chop out a small section so i can get some measurements on that then get all the materials in to remove, repair and replace
     
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