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#46 crystal salad

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:34 PM

Does anyone know where I can find someone that will re-pressurize double glazed windows? I have 2 windows that need a quick fix and don't want to replace them for a few years. Thanks.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:09 PM

Repressurize double glazing? Not sure what that means, not sure about windows much.....but.....

...I also have DG windows, and can't really replace them as too far off the ground (scaffolding would cost too much). Mine are 'blown' (condensation in them) so looked around for ways to sort.
Rather than replacing entire windows, for me the best option is to replace the glass units. I received a nice quote from the dude in the glass shop on Anerley Hill (its located on Anerley hill between CP rail station and Anerley rail Stn.

You could try them, they seem very professional, they may also be able to give you more advice about repressuring windows.

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#48 James

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:22 PM

Your windows may differ but my experience of sealed units is that it is nothing more than an aluminum frame between two panes of glass with insulation tape holding them together. I should be possible to take out the black rubber seals on the inside, push the glass back, then on the outside unclick the triangular plastic trim, and voila the window pops out. It is best done by two people because otherwise there is a risk your window will fall away once the black rubber is removed. Once you have the window out you could untape the edges, clean up the glass, then re-assemble. Beware of glass fragments. Perhaps it would be better to wait for slightly warmer weather in case something breaks whilst you do this.

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#49 Daniel Naya

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:44 PM

hi , sorry if this topic is raised allready but it seems that all the reviews talkes about replazing sash windows or double glazing.
My property is in a conservation area and therefore I cant do anything with the existing windows.......they draw al lot of noise and wind into the property and therefore I would love to ad some
Secondary Glazing,
they are some companies out there but seems to vary a lot in prices and quality.
any chance in given your advice on someone reliable that works with secondary glazing and hopefully good prizing.......
thanks in advance

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:26 PM

Hi again
I came across this company based in Beckenham,they are specialised in building supplies.
I were trying to get some prices of secondary glazing etc and basically they told me to forget to replace the whole window and to forget to put secondary glazing.
what they told me to install is surprisingly something I didnt expect at all and I never hear about .
ACRYLIC SHEETS above my Sash windows

they said it will stop noise to come in and stops air also to come in
whats your view on this please

Dnn

#51 NickJ

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:50 AM

We had some double-glazed windows put in when our loft was converted, but I think they were a bit rubbish because several of the catches have stopped working (not good, when it's as stormy as it has been recently!). I suppose we could just replace the windows (ideally with something from the nice stained glass people at CP - if only we had the spare cash) but in the short term, does anyone know of someone who can repair latches on double glazing?

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 12:23 PM

dont you hava guarantee ? If you replace the units you would need double glazed units to conform to Document L1 of the building regulations. It would be very hard to achieve the correct U value with a stained glass panel. ( perhaps treble glazing )

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 01:24 PM

On a window relatred note i've got a double galzed window whcih has started to mits up beteewen the panes because i suspect teh seals have gone. the window is out of guarantee and replacing teh whole window is troublsom becaue it is difficult to access externally.

Internet researchs indicates that you can get the sealed unit replaced or repaired rather than the whole window but does anyone know of a company that does this ?

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:40 PM

Try AWindow Co Ltd in South Croydon - 0208 6683033 - 431 Brighton Rd. They're replacing the panes in my DG back door and seem quite cheap. I found when phoning round that a lot of DG companies won't repair unless they're their own windows/doors, but this lot were fine.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:35 AM

Thanks, trixie, I'll give them a go.

#56 Miss_C

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:46 PM

We have recently had some double glazing and a new front and back door fitted by Panoramic Windows http://www.panoramic-windows.co.uk/

They were not the cheapest but they did a very professional job and cleaned up thoroughly after themselves. I am really happy with their work and would highly recommend them. They are FENSA registered.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:09 AM

Our original metal 'Crittall' Windows on our 1930s house are very drafty now, which is not surprising after 70 years. It seems expensive to replace them but we're slightly reluctant to go down the upvc route. Can anyone recommend an alternative solution or a double glazing supplier/fitter that might be able to preserve the character of the building?
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:20 AM

If UPVC is not your cup of tea how about Alumininium Replacement double glazed windows which are slightly more superior to UPVC but a bit more expensive but you will be able to get a thinner profile frame than you would with UPVC which will be more inkeeping with your property.

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#59 helenlewis

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 02:03 PM

I've been recommended Anglia for double glazing in my house. Just wondered whether anyone else in CP area has used them and whether they are reasonably priced and provide a good service/quality product please?
Many thanks in advance for any help.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 02:20 PM

Depends if you want to use a large company & be treated like a number rather than using a smaller business & get a bit of personal attention.

Go to www.fensa.org.uk & you can find the nearest FENSA registered installers to your address. If you want a bit more security you should use an installer affiliated with a trade body like the Glass & Glazing Federation www.ggf.org.uk

Always get several quotes ensure you have an indepth customer contract detailing all works & cost.

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