Quarry tile window sill replacement

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by pablopicasso, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. pablopicasso

    pablopicasso New Member

    I'm considering replacing my internal tiled sills with MDF in a 1960s bungalow.

    During construction were the quarry tiles normally fitted before or after the window reveals were plastered...?
    (obviously this will make a big difference if I chose to remove them).

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. The tiles would normally have been done first, prior to plastering the reveals.
  3. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    You might like to take a hacksaw blade and cut the plaster above the end tiles keeping the blade flat on the tile. Then start by removing the middle tiles first. You should then be able to shift the end tiles without smashing the plaster.

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
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    removed 7 New Member

    Tiled sills of the 50's and 60's were laid directly into the wet muck/render.  They cannot easily be removed without causing great trauma to the render/blockwork.

    So, if you have enough window frame showing, fit the new sill on top of the tiles without disturbing them.

  5. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    True, but not impossible.

    My greater concern would be putting MDF in the window area.

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
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    removed 7 New Member

    Yes Andy, mine too. But that seems to be the O/P's wish..........


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