Any windows fitters for advice please?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by unlockedinferno, May 16, 2018.

  1. unlockedinferno

    unlockedinferno New Member

    I recently had some windows fitted and they all have a gap between the window and the sill, I’ve recently been told by the fitter this is for drainage but that does not make any sense to me. To me is looks like they have been poorly measured.

    Any help would be much appreciated

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  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Yes it's for drainage, I would be more worried that the sill in the photo doesn't have any overhang.
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  3. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    Looks a right lash up,have they left the old frame in,measured that too small and tried to fill the gap.
  4. HarDeBloodyHarHar

    HarDeBloodyHarHar Active Member

    Agree on both.

    Sill is that shape, there will be a gap s-l225.jpg

    And the lip you see here should sit over the end of the masonry(it's called a 'drip' for a reason).

    Looks like your has been plastered after the sill was fitted though.
  5. allrounder55

    allrounder55 New Member

    Basically if the sill doesn't protrude enough water can run back onto the external wall causing damp. If the pointing has failed it can bridge through if there's debris in the cavity.
  6. unlockedinferno

    unlockedinferno New Member

    Thanks for all who have replied.

    Is their a soloution for drainage that would make the windows look better as at the moment i think they look awful?
  7. Amusementman

    Amusementman New Member

    Thin plastic strip but make sure you leave a little little gap for water etc.
    And yeah not best job in the world but seen worse

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