best way to fill this?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by deanomc, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. deanomc

    deanomc Member

    I had some windows installed but have a small gap at the top of the frame where they meet the roof. What is the best way to fill this so it meets regs. DSC_1681[1].jpg Windows are aluminium.

    cheers DSC_1680[1].jpg DSC_1682[1].jpg
  2. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Awkward that. Get the fitters back is the first knee jerk response, window is mismeasured, or your bricklayer can't read a tape measure. I would go about sourcing some 20mm 'add on' bead the same colour and profile as the Windows, you'll need to get in touch with the window manufacturers for this, also some 200mm capping board the same colour. You'll have to make a frame up out of the plastic bead components in the shape of the triangle, and lift it up and slot it in from the outside. The ribs on the head will slot into the grooves on the head of the window frame, and once the edges are sealed with clear silicone, it won't go anywhere. I would keep the capping board flush with the frame though, not glued on proud of it, otherwise it'll stick out like a sore thumb. At least on the outside, inside is less visible.
  3. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Sloppy work, could have been thought out in a better way.

    Window could have shorter in height, looks totally loss, up against white trim, looks like a bit of bodge job!
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2017
  4. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Here in this photo,you can see how they have definition, & seperated the window from the roof line ,it's not cramp.
    The way it's been done actually enhances the overall appearance I reckon.:)
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2017
  5. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Can't understand why the window wasn't made up right to the top of the angle!!!
    Less work than stopping and coming across horizontal, for frame and glass!

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
  6. stevie22

    stevie22 Screwfix Select

    This is often inevitable as the window manufacturers generally can't form acute angles due to the design of the mitreing machines.

    Designer issue! Best way round is a bit of studwork: the outside is rendered.
  7. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    You can't blame the window manufacturer for cock up.
  8. stevie22

    stevie22 Screwfix Select

    Not a cock up if they can't make it!! You would however hope they said something first: if they didn't then that is out of order.
  9. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    But plain three sided triangular windows can be made mate, so why couldn't this one? Looks roughly around a 20' pitch on the roof. The manufacturers will(should) make it to the fitters measurements. Not rubbishing your idea but i think render would highlight the top of the window more than trying to blend it in with the same colour pvc material.
  10. koolpc

    koolpc Screwfix Select

    Was the window made for another house and used in yours by mistake or because it was a bargain price?
  11. Phil the Paver

    Phil the Paver Screwfix Select

    I'd be more worried about the state of the block work, what's going on in the apex

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  12. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Bit of a mess but I guess it's for compression. And it's to be rendered.

    Someone designed that angle and got the build(either the window or the blockwork) wrong. I suspect the window and can't think of a good reason to have the window made like that.

    A small lintel instead of those 3 grey bricks would have been better, made to follow along and cut to the shape of the angle. Then clad to match window or render it.

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
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  13. b4xtr

    b4xtr Active Member

    looks to me like the cavity finishes about level with top of window, which suggests the window is correct.
    Get a bit of aluminium sheet powder coated same colour as windows insulate behind and finish as normal
  14. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    Window manufacture should be able to supply filler pieces. section but would need cutting on site. Could take 6-8 weeks to power coat as is isn't standard RAL colour, unless you get standard white and spray yourself with mixed can.
  15. BMC2000

    BMC2000 Active Member

    All the dicking around to connect filler pieces etc, would a new properly measured one not be worth going for for peace of mind??

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