Replacing blown double glazing units?
Pop the beads out with a pallet knife, remove unit, take to glazing place, ask them to make another unit up just like this one.
Fit new unit (if it has K glass in it, make sure you get it the right way round), move the packers around the outside edge so it sits straight. Tap the beads back in with a rubber mallet.
If you’re confident with measuring the old unit, do that once you’ve got it out. Make sure you get the bar width too. Probably 4mm window glass both sides with 10 or 14mm bar.Posted 4 years agobobloMember
Ok, ta. Is it very likely to have the tape on older windows? IIRC, there were a few stories years ago about ne’er do wells taking out sealed units to ‘de clutter’ people’s houses. There is a bead of what looks like black sealing gasket on the inside so this could be covering the tape up.Posted 4 years agotwoninerMember
I had one changed the other night. A unit about 1100mm x 460mm a local bloke I know who’s done a lot of work for me did it for £45. Watching how he did it I can definitely say I could do the next one myself.
It’s one of those jobs that looks daunting but a simple one once you’ve seen it done.Posted 4 years agocruzcampoMember
In my old house I used to remove the front windows in the bay for getting large furniture in as it wouldnt go through the porch and sharp turn into the front door, 10-15 min job. 🙂 I used a wallpaper scraper to pop the UPVC beads off, then a hammer a small piece of wood to pop back inPosted 4 years ago
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