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Re: Fitting UPVc Windows
Reply #8 - Jun 12th, 2009, 8:15am
 
Thanks for that tip about end grain screws.
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Re: Fitting UPVc Windows
Reply #7 - Jun 10th, 2009, 9:14am
 
They'll have been fited by now, but...

CWatters is right about the drainage. Unit manufacturers will not honour the guarantee if packers haven't been used, although if they don't come on site I don't see how they can know anyway! Use a smear of sealant to hold them in place.

It's good practice to heel and toe units in any hinged component, regardless of size, whether upvc or wood.

All the upvc fitters I know now use the conscrews (screwing directly into a pilot hole in the brickwork/masonry), and I now use them for fitting all my timber windows and doors because they give such a positive fastening. Because they give such a good secure fastening packers are essential to prevent distorting the frame.

(Incidentally, conscrews are perfect for securing joints in timber where you're screwing into the cut end of a section, when normal screws would tend to pull along the grain and fail conscrews hold because they cut their own "thread".)
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Re: Fitting UPVc Windows
Reply #6 - Jun 10th, 2009, 7:36am
 
Should be flat spacers/packers under the glass to center it within the frame vertically or you may see the spacer between the panes at the top. Should be flat not wedges so that both panes are supported. They also to help with drainage. If water is allowed to collect and freeze around the bottom seal it can damage the seal.
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Re: Fitting UPVc Windows
Reply #5 - Jun 6th, 2009, 7:46am
 
I am going to fix the frames using fame bolts. How do you know where to put the packers? are they used to square up the glass?
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Re: Fitting UPVc Windows
Reply #4 - Jun 5th, 2009, 10:07pm
 
i would not try to fit the glass without packers, every window i have ever glazed i have used packers, your windows may be different to the ones i used to fit though.

How are you planning to fix the frames out of interest?

I am prepared to be wrong cos as it says im a electrician, but i can only advise according to the ones i used to fit.
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Re: Fitting UPVc Windows
Reply #3 - Jun 5th, 2009, 9:45pm
 
Hi thanks for the help. The windows came without any packers, should i have some if so where other than where i bought the windows can i get some?

The issue with been FENSA certified i will cover by getting the building inspector out to certify the job.
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Re: Fitting UPVc Windows
Reply #2 - Jun 5th, 2009, 6:30pm
 
when i used to fit them all side hung sashes were packed aswell as the doors and sills. We would get through quite a few packers on big jobs.

Fitting UPVC is fairly easy to do, bung it in the hole foam it up approach, but hard to do correctly.  If you get it wrong u will spend loads of time adjusting doors and sashes when they wont close.  Much easier to get it right in the first place.

The other thing to consider is does the job need a FENSA certificate?
I have little idea about FENSA and when it is required, but i believe its the same as PART P in that it can give rise to problems if u are trying to sell your house and dont have the cert.  I maybe wrong there though.




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Re: Fitting UPVc Windows
Reply #1 - Jun 5th, 2009, 6:06pm
 
Did you not get any instructions with the windows?

I haven't fitted UPVC windows for over 10 years so things may well have changed, but I seem to remember the ones I fitted came with packers and you will definately need to toe and heel the door if it is not going to sag.

There are some good instructions here;

http://www.dalmatianwindows.co.uk/education_how-to-fit.htm
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Fitting UPVc Windows
Jun 5th, 2009, 2:13pm
 
Hi all

I am going to fit my new UPVc windows and French doors this weekend, the question i have is;

Do i just need to get the frames in square and then clip the glass units in? I did not get any packers so i am assuming they don't need toe and heeling, is this a safe assumption?

Any advice would be grate

Cheers

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