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Excessive gaps between replacement frames and brickwork?

In a friends property, a window fitter has installed replacement UPVC windows to a house which previously had replacement UPVC windows. Although they will be covered with replacement cladding we believe that the parallel gaps of up to 40mm between frame and brick, particularly at the sides of the frame, are unacceptable? They have just put very long screws in to bridge the gap (no packing) and filled the gap with expanding foam. Surely there will be little mechanical strength holding the window in place? Are there not standards for fitting frames we can quote to get them to replace them with ones which fit better? There is no apparent reason for these to be undersize other than it being sloppy measuring.

3 Answers from MyBuilder Window & Door Fitters

There should be a 10mm gap around the frame between brickwork to allow for levelling and frame expansion in heat, any more than that is poor surveying

2019-05-01T16:15:01+01:00

Answered 1st May 2019

i agree with jp windows
unless they are coloured windows the gap around the frame should only be 10mm if they are coloured then it should be 15 mm

2019-05-27T21:15:02+01:00

Answered 27th May 2019

AGREE WITH BOTH ANSWERS UNLESS THEY ARE BAY WINDOWS THEN THE GAP WOULD BE BIGGER DUE TO THE ANGLES

2019-07-24T11:50:01+01:00

Answered 24th Jul 2019

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