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sash : bevel vs bevel rebated vs straight meeting rails

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Mmark, 12 Mar 2020.

  1. Mmark

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    The sash construction books I have read all recommend bevel rebated meeting rails for better draft sealing and security. But i’ve seen most companies drop this in favor for a simple straight meeting rail. What are the reasons for this? is it simply cheaper to make (and most customers don’t know the difference) or maybe it’s harder to accommodate thicker double glazing or maybe people realised it did offer that much benefit with modern draft proofing strips and locks?
     
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    Cheaper (marginally less material, one less cutter change on the spindle or four sider, etc) and easier to do
     
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    So no one cares about the safety factor any more. Why is that no longer considered an issue?
     
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    Fairly simple answer, it is all down to £££, as the post by "JobAndKnock" sums it up very well, cost.

    Added to this a populous that do not appear to appreciate or indeed understand what they are specifying or purchasing, the vast volume of the general public are only interested in the bottom line??

    A classic springs to mind, "Grenfell Tower"???

    Or? skimping on the build quality / Build performance of the humble Tumble Driers?

    Ken
     
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