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Is this acceptable

All completed window replacements have left damage around all windows- ripped wallpaper, damage to the wall, badly sealed trims. Is this acceptable practice for when new windows are installed?

7 Answers from MyBuilder Window & Door Fitters

Not at all. A slight damage to wallpaper is possible but an internal upvc trim should be applied to cover any minor damage that occurs during the original window removal. All trims should be sealed completely and neatly.

2019-10-31T11:40:02+00:00

Answered 31st Oct 2019

Hi Gemma20336

No this is not acceptable, trims should be neatly secured with the relevant sealants used. At times wall paper can be damaged as there’s no guarantees when removing the window that this won’t happen, however there are ways it can be minimised.
If any plaster has been damaged, it should have been made good ready for you to redecorate.
I hope this helps.
Regards, Darren
All Things Made New Ltd

2019-10-31T11:40:02+00:00

Answered 31st Oct 2019

No it is not acceptable

2019-10-31T17:25:02+00:00

Answered 31st Oct 2019

Not at all you should cut round wall paper and plaster and leave no marks at all if you damage anything you repare it how you would want it on your own house not acceptable to leave jobs with such mess sound like bad workers to me

2019-10-31T20:00:03+00:00

Answered 31st Oct 2019

Sometimes it is Impossible not to Damage wallpaper depending on the state and age of the paper and plaster,if the damp coarse is nailed to the wooden window that can be tricky as would be a cavity closer .If a little more time is taken taking the windows out this usually gives a better finish but at the end of the day it boils down to profit and coming in on budget.!

2019-10-31T22:00:03+00:00

Answered 31st Oct 2019

Hi, no this is not acceptable, all trims should be fixed and sealed, any damaged walls should be repaired or plastered to a Finnish. The wallpaper should have been cut with a knife on the edge to be removed, this would have stopped any torn wallpaper.
Thanks Alan.

2019-11-01T09:15:02+00:00

Answered 1st Nov 2019

A sharp knife should always be run round any old windows before taking out, but even then wallpaper can be damaged ,and if plaster has blown that can’t be helped but should always be re done. Basically you should be left in the same situation as far as plaster and any thing else that surrounds the windows but as for untidy sealing and trims that’s not acceptable .

2019-11-01T09:15:02+00:00

Answered 1st Nov 2019

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