Serious problem with wooden framed windows?

18 Oct 2007
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United Kingdom
I live in an old tenement with high windows (approx 6ft), they are not original sash but look as if they've been there for a while. Last winter water leaked in around the top and top-most edges at the sides when the wind & rain were at their heaviest. There is a small gap where the frame meets the interior wall in some areas, which is where the water came in from. The paint around these gaps also blistered.

If I hang my head out, I can see quite large holes at the frame/exterior wall join which I assume were made when the original frames were removed. My Dad came and did a polyfilla & expandable foam job on it which did the job but I'm assuming this is not a permanent solution. I have no money for a professional fix but am worried this will not cope with another winter.

Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
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if you have builders foam and its watertight then it will be ok this winter

it should however be coverd up as its not a finnish in its own right[renderd over for example]

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