Upvc windows being installed

Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by Lizzy, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Lizzy

    Lizzy New Member


    New here but have a question about my arrival of my new upvc windows.

    I have builder who is installing them but they have arrived yesterday as seperate parts. Glass and frames seperate ?

    I thought they would come all complete and fully sealed units for him to install ?

    Bit worried they won’t be top quality??

    As I have paid a lot of money!!!

  2. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    That's absolutley normal.
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  3. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Screwfix Select

    The glass unit themselves are sealed,and get installed into the frames after the frames are fitted.
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  4. Pollowick

    Pollowick Screwfix Select

    All fine.

    The fixings used, long screws called frame fixings, are fitted where the glass will sit. Then when the glass is fitted they are nicely hidden.

    And also weight - try picking up a 1m square sealed unit, they are heavy. Put several of those together and it would need a crane.

    Just make sure that he fits the glass in the correct orientation as often there is an inside and outside.
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  5. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    A few new folk posting on here recently with no trust in the trades people they have employed.......very disheartening.
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  6. DIY womble

    DIY womble Well-Known Member

    Does that not show the quality of the customer
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  7. jonathanc

    jonathanc Screwfix Select

    well to be fair to the OP - he did post an innocent question. In any event my experience of window fitters is poor. There must be good ones out there but I've never met them!
  8. Lizzy

    Lizzy New Member

    Thank you very much for you helpful post. Much appreciated.

    I only wanted to check with people as Ive never done anything home improvements like this before.

    I’m not feeling very welcome on here so I’ll just leave but thank you to those that had a helpful reply
  9. Lizzy

    Lizzy New Member

    Thank you and I am a woman so that probably explains why I had to ask for advice
  10. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Please don't take my comments personally it was not pointed at you directly, just a general observation following recent posts. If it helps I agree with Jonathanc but disappointed people appear not to trust tradespeoples judgement and experience.
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  11. Pollowick

    Pollowick Screwfix Select

    Why? Most here are helpful and useful and do not have any issue with answering your very basic question.

    Does not mean a thing, there are a lot of female tradeswomen although a lot hide their gender.

    there are a lot of men who would be too embarrassed to ask - you had a worry, you asked a legitimate question. It may now sound a silly question, but until you knew why, it was perfectly valid. And hence the first three replies.
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  12. Lizzy

    Lizzy New Member

    Ok thank you
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    Lizzy New Member

  14. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    No problem ;)
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  15. DIY womble

    DIY womble Well-Known Member

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  16. Lizzy

    Lizzy New Member

    That’s fine no worries I’m sorry if I offended anyone
  17. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    You would have a job on here if you could.:p:D:)
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  18. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    It isn't easy to offend anybody on this forum apart from, oh and then theirs oh and don't forget.......:p
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  19. Isitreally

    Isitreally Super Member

    Anyhow the day is at an end, how do the windows look. ??:)
  20. The Teach

    The Teach Screwfix Select

    Getting work done is often a stressful experience,the installers bashing your pride & joy property around you have to trust them but if your not happy with their finished work ask here and supply photos ;)
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