UPVC Double Glazing Window Bead Identification

20 Jan 2023
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United Kingdom
Hi All,
Can anyone please help me identify my UPVC double glazing window bead for replacement.

The frames are in good condtion, so I do not want to replace yet (and I honestly can't afford to at the moment), there is just a small section of cracked bead on one of the windows.
I believe the windows were installed in 2001. It's a Barratt Homes build.




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@crank39 probably will., he does a lot of warranty repair work but even if he can identify it it is very unlikely you'll get a new bit. Best bet is to go to local pvc companies and see if they have any old frames in the skip with that type if bead or even local rubbish tip
Unless there are any makers markings on the bead or frame identifying the extruder then it'll be hard work especially on a 20year old system and even if you identified it can you actually still get it, i've been looking since yesterday and found nothing so far but I'll keep looking through my old records. The thing with new build is the builder wants cheap, they find a window supplier that can supply cheap and as a consequence you get a cheap 60mm externally beaded system with cheap ironmongery, currently doing lots of new build repairs and am finding even now in 2023 that there is still manufacturers out there that reserve a system specifically for new build homes
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@crank39 thanks very much, your help is really appreciated. If I can find a manufacturer that would be great. I can send you some pictures of the windows if that would help? They are actually quite good quality and in good condtion for their age. Another thought I had was to fill the hollow bead in the damged areas with epoxy and have the bead comestically repaired... it's only one lenght (~1m) that is damaged.. Cheers David

PS: The only marking I can find is MJ-UK.
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I just wanted to post a follow-up with a successful result. I got in touch with Munster Joinery and they were very helpful and I managed to buy a few lengths of the bead. Thank you very much @crank39. Cheers David

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