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Is it normal to leave existing bay heads when replacing bay windows?

We're having our windows replaced next week, we've already signed the contract but after initial mix up with the type of glazing we wanted, contract says external but we specified internal beading over the phone, it has been delayed until next week. Just double checking through the contract as the surveyor wasn't too informative, and it says 'in line with GGF recommendations, this company will leave existing bay heads in situ'. What does this mean exactly and what part are they referring to by 'bay head?'
Please help! Thanks.

1 Answer from a MyBuilder Window & Door Fitter

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Yes sometimes the builders have used timbers nailed straight into the bay head. Supporting the room above and by removing the bay heads you would disturb all of this, it is important to reinforce the new bay with jacking poles. Kind regards Peter


Answered 6th Feb 2014

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