upvc wood grain windows

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by 12d121, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. 12d121

    12d121 New Member

    Hi all,

    Im in the process of having upvc windows fitted to replace old aluminium/timber frames ones. Have opted for a wood grain finish and have noticed a few places where the wood grain foil is missing in places. I have attached photos. I used a company with good reviews, but to me this doesnt seem right. Any thoughts and comments welcome.

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  2. jonathanc

    jonathanc Guest

    Simple. You haven’t got what you ordered. Tell them to try again or you will not pay. Absolute joke to be left like that
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  3. masterdiy

    masterdiy Screwfix Select

    They are having a giraffe.

    What are they like from the outside?
  4. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    You are right to question the standard of work, unacceptable to install poor quality of finish with no pride in work............reject them, lazy shoddy bedsteads. :(, remember it's your hard earned not there's.
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  5. 12d121

    12d121 New Member

    Similar in places. They need to return tomorrow to finish the rest of the windows so will bring it up with them
  6. jonathanc

    jonathanc Guest

    Bring it up? Do it in writing tonight saying that if that is the standard of materials and work you won’t be paying. Personally I wouldn’t have them on site
  7. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    Did you actually see a sample of the woodgraim window frame before ordering?

    I did visit a place where the make the corners joints much neaterand hardly noticeable.
  8. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Would appear they have a problem with the set up of the mitre cutter.
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  9. 12d121

    12d121 New Member

    I did see a sample window. On diff occasions, both times with wood grain finish. Certainly didn’t have gaps
  10. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    The weld dont look right.

    I would have assumed the whole reason to go wood grain is to give impression that it is real wood, but the bad weld spoils it.

    This is some site I have come up with.


    The shop I visited locally made a really good job of the joins ans was quite impressed, as not totally fond of using UPVC, but on this occasion the fine joins made them look so much better almost seamless.
  11. I would not let them install any more windows until they fix or replace the badly made ones already installed.
    Do not let them try and fob you off with, we will sort those after we have put these in, it might never happen.
    masterdiy likes this.
  12. koolpc

    koolpc Screwfix Select

    Not at all good manufacturing there

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