Depending on the glazing beads, etc, you usually prise off some UPVC
strip and pull out a rubber or plastic bead. If the glazing is stuck
in with security tape, you may need to break the window to extract it.
Refitting is the reverse of removal, but it can be tricky to get the
glazing bead back in. Search for previous threads for a much more
detailed reply (in the wiki ??).
Make sure you measure the thickness of the unit as well as its size.
You can find manufacturers of sealed units in the glazing section of
the yellow pages. Local ones on industrial estates are usually good.
> My daughter wished to replaced the double glazed unit in the top 1/3 of
> a fairly small window, as it has a large hole cut in with a fan fitted
> which she does not want.
> Now all the relevant tradesmen (Manchester Trafford area) will only
> supply and fit,
Why dont you go direct to the glass dealers then?
Window makers (apart from the very big ones) are not usually glass
makers, they get supplied by the glass merchants.
I've been today to get a unit made up, 1120x440mm, 4mm basic glass,12mm
silver spacer and 4mm glass. £12.04 plus vat.
To fit, there are numerous factors that need taking into account.
How easy is the bead to come out? Refitting is usually not too bad, but
getting it off without damaging it can be difficult.
The glass may be held in place in the frame by double sided sticky foam.
This is a swine to separate, so you may need to smash the glass if all
other attempts fail.
You'll need to buy some more double sided tape if the window has that.
£3 for 12 metres today for me.
If it doesnt have the tape, then you'll need some packing pieces for the
bottom, so the glass isnt touching the frame directly along the bottom.
Slices of wood are common.A rawlplug cut long ways is another thing that
can be used.
Other than that, it is pretty simple.
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You just cut it and fit a new strip.
> You'll need to buy some more double sided tape if the window has that.
> £3 for 12 metres today for me.
> If it doesnt have the tape, then you'll need some packing pieces for the
> bottom, so the glass isnt touching the frame directly along the bottom.
> Slices of wood are common.A rawlplug cut long ways is another thing that
> can be used.
> Other than that, it is pretty simple.
If it is an opening window you have to put the wedges back in the correct
place as it is the glass that keeps the frame in shape.
If you put them in the wrong place you can expect trouble opening and
closing the window.
> I live in Stoke on Trent, so anyone in
>that area would be best.
I live in Newcastle under Lyme and know someone who may be able to help.
Mail me if you are interested (but watch the spam trap)