Alternative to sealant for filling gaps in UPVC window

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by tph1, May 14, 2007.

  1. tph1

    tph1 Member

    Apart from mastic does anyone know of any other products that could be used to fill the gaps either side of my UPVC windows?

    The reason I ask is that I filled them myself, and due to the width of the gap (12mm+ in places), the poor line of old Victorian brickwork and mortar, and my general incompetence, I have never been able to get a smooth finish on the mastic. I have seen white rubber-like strips used on other windows that presumably are used either instead of, or in conjunction with, mastic. This achieves the span and smoothness for wider gaps, and obviously gives a much better finish. I have looked high and wide on the net though and can't find such a product. Does anyone know what it could be ??

  2. you could use strips of white (assuming your windows are white) plastic quadrant...

    still gotta fix 'em with silicone tho'
  3. girlie builder

    girlie builder New Member

    have a look at c and a building plastics, they shout have something suitable. I think
  4. tonynoarm

    tonynoarm New Member

    have a look at c and a

    C & A ??

    Were they not a clothing retailer from years gone by in the UK?

    If you remember, they also use to put a label inside your knickers with C & A printed on it - that was so you knew which way to put them on - cun@ and **** !
  5. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    That joke is older than me. :)
  6. tph1

    tph1 Member

    many thanks everyone

    i emailed c & a but they havent replied.... ignorant toss ers
  7. tonynoarm

    tonynoarm New Member

    The old ones are always the best !!
  8. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    as long as your only talking a few meters

    go to your nearest d/g workshop and you can get small amounts from the boys on the floor for tea money[beer money]

    or look for a van installing windows in your area and ask and again for beer money

    big all
  9. The Dormouse

    The Dormouse New Member

    the girl builder quoted C&A's web site, which still works for me & their illustrated catalogue is still there. They've always supplied me efficiently, but you won't get much joy emailing a web address.

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