How can you tell if the "special thermal coating" is on the right side of your double glazing?
Thermal double glazing adverts show how they let heat from sunlight through one way & keep it in by reflecting it back.
How can I tell, when it's installed that it's the right way round?
Question answered by The 13th Guru
There maybe a manufacturers label somewhere on the window.
If not, check with your supplier or the manufacturer of the glass.
How do you get condensation out of a double-glazed window pane?
One of the double-glazed glass panes in my bedroom window permanantly has condensation *INSIDE* it, ie within the two sheets of glass. Does anyone know of a way I can get rid of this condensation?
I guess we'll just get a new pane then, its only about £15 if that. Thanks for the advice :)
Question answered by pmt853
Sounds like you need a new sealed unit. If you have a current guarantee the suppliers should replace it for free, if not then they're not too expensive I think we paid about £80 for a new 18"x40" unit supplied and fitted a couple of years ago
looking for new wood double glazed window to color match existing Windows?
I want to replace lounge double glazed window with a double glazed wood unit to color match existing wood windows the color is dark palisander semi gloss, can anyone recommend a company that can do this.I am in Cornwall.Thank you.
Question answered by Job
I am giving you my personal idea as i tried it and it was very effective,You should try some home furnishing fabrics like herringbone, printed, wide stripped, dobby, jacquard and solid home furnishing fabrics .You can stick these fabrics on the wall with the help of nails, wooden sticks etc.As these create a very expensive look to your home , i know some online stores which are manufacturer and suppliers of these fabrics at affordable rates kochar.
Can I just replace Single glazed Units with Double glazed ones? Bearing in mind I want to keep the wood frames?
I have wood framed single glazed windows and I would like to replace just the Glazing units with double glazed ones. I want to keep the wood frames though.
I am finding it really hard to find a supplier and fitter that wants to do this.
Would I just need a good builder/maintenance person to source the window units and then fit them?
I can't find any window company that wants to or that can do this!
Question answered by Vicky S
It is unlikely that the rebates in frames intended for a single thickness of glass will be deep enough to take double glazed units. Most sealed units are now at least an inch thick overall, which is at least as much as the timber of the glazing bars and opening frames will be in total.
Trying to find a sofa that will fit through door or window?
I have just bought a small Victorian mid-terrace house and need to furnish it. Problem is; the front door is so narrow and the largest window (back dining room) is only 90 centimeters across/wide. I think alot of the front window and door space has been reduced because of double glazing ... still, I have looked and looked online and in department stores for a nice, comfortable sofa, not large but at the same time I really don't want something too small and uncomfortable. So, I can't be the only person who has this problem. How do I fit furniture into the house. Most of the sofas I have seen and liked are more than 90 cm (D) I assumer this means depth. When measuring, is that the number I need to be aware of? Can't furniture be brought into the house at an angle? Very frustrating; want to spend my money on something nice but can't seem to! Any help or suggestions would be really appreciated. Thanks, in advance.
Question answered by teslpl
Having worked for a furniture removal company try this:. measure the height of the door and width.Pick out one that is not as long as the height of the door and the height from the floor to the top of the arms is less than the width of the door.When you get it to the door get a blanket and put it on the ground outside,stand the settee on one end ,depending which way you have to turn it, when you start getting it through and slowly pull it through on the blanket feeding it round and bringing the back in last getting someone to steady it as you pull.If its taller than the door slope it back and get the bottom through first and let the top through after. Or you could possibly 'three corner' it ,two people ,one each end, lift from the bottom and lower the front down so it comes through with the front of the arms and the top of the back skimming the door frame,mind the casters on the frame and wall. Most settees will go through normal sized doors.This is if you cannot get it delivered by the supplier.
Where can I get spares for patio doors no longer manufactured?
Our 15 year old double glazed hard wood patio doors - used indoors so have no deterioration to wood. The tracks have worn out - and door will no longer slide. Seems a crime to dispose of door and fixed -leaf because track isnno longer available. Does anyone know a supplier or manufacturer - or have ideas as to how to repair this without wasting an otherwise perfectly sound door.
Question answered by johncob
Replacing a sash window?
I need to replace a sash window with a double glazed pvc window. Who is the cheapest supplier. I have a builder to fit it.
Question answered by cnsone
Don't go for cheap help. Get competitive Quotes - cnsone
how can I insulate my bungalow roof which has just bare slates visible in the loft? its sound & a large space?
My detached bungalow is not at all energy efficient but lack of funds are making me cautious about spending more money than necessary! The roof space is large, my windows although double glazed and wood are warped, seal has gone in most and are draughty! whats my priority?
Question answered by grandad
Your energy supplier can arrange for loft and cavity wall insulation to be installed, at reduced prices. The government is introducing The Green Deal, a loan for double glazing, replacement boilers etc. The loan is to be repaid through the savings made in your energy bill
UK, Double glazing experiences - big differences in prices and quality?
I am investigating the possibility of installing double glazing in my flat. The industry often does the hard sell but I really would appreciate knowing is whether it is worth paying a premium, who is recommended and on what basis? Do you have an example of how much difference there is in price between the different suppliers? How much would you expect to pay for 9 windows that average in size at around 80cm wide x 130cm high? Have you regretted paying less for your windows and found a deterioration after or while the 10 year guarantee is in place? I may be considering a timber wood style? Any experiences, costs, sizes, recommended suppliers, independent surveys worth sharing with us all? What variations in quotes did you get and how did you decide? How much would you expect to pay for a new window? Prices change so include dates if possible. Many thanks. October 2006
Question answered by tilly_toto
In my experience - avoid all companies that come to the house, look round (man in suit) sit down - bring sample out of suitcase, write down price and then proceed to knock hundreds from it several times over in a bid to get you to try to sign that same day. You will also find that you almost need to physically remove them from your flat!
Flats can be tricky as depending on location etc you may need scaffolding and you may need expensive insurance if they need to be working from the pavement (with the scaffolding) I had a flat on Old Kent Rd in London several years ago and was quoted ridiculous prices by several companies for this reaon. I think it's also hard to find a decent supplier in Central London.
We just had about 9 windows done (3 in very nice, but PVC sash) and it cost about £9K I think (Manchester)
how do i fit upvc windows into a stone bay window please help I'm desperate ?
I have stone bay windows that have rotten wood frames and i would like to fit upvc double glazed units but i am not sure how to do this please can you help me
Question answered by Hugo S
There are 2 ways to do it.
My favourite is to use fixing foam. You can get a foam gun for around a tenner from a UPVC supplier as well as the window made to your requirements.
The foam costs around £4 a tin and one will do at least a window. Budget on a tin of gun cleaner for each tin of foam, again at around £4 a time.
If you are having the windows specially made ask the firm you choose to come and measure up for you, even if you are going to fit them yourself. The reason I say this is that they will know about how much extra to allow to go behind the render etc.
Once the opening has been measured, chop the old window out then offer up the frame without the glass inside and square it up. Make sure it is supported all the way around.
Then wet the gap between the window and opening and spray the foam in. You need less than you think as it will expand to several times its initial volume.
This will set in a few hours but full strength will be met in 12 hours or so. Having said that the fitters usually go back a few hours later and fit the glass.
Fitting the glass is a technique in itself. The firm that supplies them to you will be able to advise. Essentially with UPVC some of the strength of the windows, especially the openers, relies on the correct fitting of the glass. This is not the case for timber windows.
Oh, and make sure you go for plenty of quotes and remember that no 2 firms will give you exactly the same product.
As a minimum you really want:
Alloy reinforced frames
Internal beading - better from a security angle
About 70mm frames
26mm thick glazed panels
Internal mechanisms for the window locks
5 point locking on the doors.