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Just moved in to a house which has a number of windows with condensation between the glass panels. Can they be cleaned or do they require replacing? Thanks.
- Ynewmove 3rd May, 2011 Windows
I'm looking to double glaze an entire modern build 3 bedroom house. 12 windows total and 2 doors. Only standard upvc (frosted for the bathroom window).
I've had so many varied quotes, I'm not sure who to believe. Ranging from 3000- 10000. Could you clarify for me an estimate of what it should cost. (I know for a more specific cost, I'd need a buider to view the property).
- Yfranfirsttimebuyer 22nd Mar, 2011 Windows
We had the old windows taken out, part of the wall taken down, so we could have french doors and new windows replaced. All looks nice untill you get wind and rain, you then have puddles inside the house, draught comming in down the side of the door. It seems either easterly or westerly wind and rain is when you get this. The builder says its because the top of the bay had rotton timbers insde that he noticed when doing this job. At that time He said not to worry as this would not cause any problems with the windows. He now says its because the pebbledash is old and this is what is causing rain to come in . So I would like to know if my windows should have some kind of flashing over the top of the window, down the side and on the sill. He has put led ( at extra expence to myself ) under the window as I told him we would be putting decking adjoning to the property.Our windows face south facing the sea and at times it can get blustery
The old windows did leak and the pebbledash was the same then as now.. What grounds do I have. Its awful because they look so nice and the person is a friend of a friend ! We are very upset, the fitter is coming back tomorrow. I feel sure this will be ongoing. Please help with advise . Thanking you in antisipation.
Thank you all for your replys. Well would you belive our Window man never turned up.. So were do we go from hear. I will call him again. Im not sure if he put dpc on the top ,sides or bottom. I did not want to watch him at work in case he felt uncomfortable. The window sits back4 inches. I have upvc with air slats all the way round the top of the facia. The first time he came back he took this down and sprayed foam down the two steel supports either side of the french doors, then put duck tape on the inside of the facia board and put this back saying this should do it. He said maybe the wind was blowing water into the slats . What I dont understand is I have looked at some vidios on you tube that show you this sticky tape that is placed all around the window to stop the leaking, could this be my problem. Sorry to harp on but this is causing me a lot of stress. I did get a certificate but not fensa. I will find it tomorrow as cannot get to the filing box. I know it was ligitamate. What can I do if he refuses to come back. Thank you to all
- Yshey 25th Jan, 2012 Windows
Just has new UPVC windows fitted, could you please please advise on the following three queries:-
1) The internal beading on each window has a good few mm gap between each other. I questioned this as I would have thought a mitre saw would get a perfect 45 degree match but the fitter said that you always get a gap. They have then siliconed every corner where the gaps are. Is this normal / acceptable?
2) They have put the windows direct on the stone/brick. All my neighbours windows sit on a plastic sill. They said their way was better as it reduces water coming in or sumat. Again is this normal?
3) Last question, the exterior is light wood finish and they have scratch the wood in a few places on one window where the white shows through. I thought they would replace the section of wood but they said they would use some touch up here. Again is this usual/acceptable?
Many Many Thanks
- Yraj_27 15th Dec, 2011 Windows
We have a double glazed window but the window won't open. The handle moves but it does not unlock the window. Locked or unlocked with the key makes no difference. I think the metal plate inside that moves up and down has broken off as I had to fix another window which broke while open. This one has broke while closed so can it be fixed or would we have to replace the whole window? Thanks for anyones help.
- Yjericho_64 28th Feb, 2011 Windows
- Ydazza_56 10th Dec, 2011 Windows
- Yangelgrace 24th Mar, 2011 Windows
I have just found that my windows needs changing due to the windows being exterly beedding not internally. My friend changes windows but he is not FENSA registered but is employed by a company that is,is that covered if the owner checks the work?
- Ytonypotts_23 31st Dec, 2011 Windows
Is there really any difference, one supplier claims better ageing, particularly colour, for pvc-u.
- Ycrankynancy 17th Feb, 2011 Windows
Which one is best?
- Yilovediy 17th Feb, 2011 Windows
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