Windows approx 15 years old, have a gap?

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  1. Lsinshirley

    Lsinshirley Member

    Windows fitted approx 15 years ago, noticed a gap last week, see photo.
    It is a window that opens.
    Gap is on hinge suspect.
    is it repairable?
    I have circled in blue that gap air is coming through.
    I have the same problem on another pane, the other side.
     

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  2. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    That gap is huge.
    Are hinges secure to frame,window stay fixings tight,what condition is the rubber seal on the frame which window closes against.

    Think you might be on a losing battle with that window.
     
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  3. Lsinshirley

    Lsinshirley Member

    Thankyou KIAB, hinges are secure and the rubber seal looks alright.
    House is been rewired in Dec, steel beams in kitchen in Feb with new kitchen.
    Looks like new window in March is going on the schedule before redecorating the whole house.
    Maybe I should of just moved house, ;)
     
  4. Lsinshirley

    Lsinshirley Member

    Now you have me thinking......
    After the rewire I am getting a plasterer in to skim etc..
    Am I better to get windows replaced before the skimming / plastering?
     
  5. BillyT

    BillyT Member

    For the price of a new set of hinges I'd try that first.
     
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  6. Lsinshirley

    Lsinshirley Member

    Thanks Billy.
    I have the same issue on the other side, indicated in yellow on the attached.
    Also I’d like to know what has caused the staining in the bay in the blue on attached.
    Is it from the trim under the window?
    If yes who would I get to sort that? Window person or decorator?
    Is it easy to put a smart new trim on?
     

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  7. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    :eek:

    That photo explains a lot, the windows would have been wood orginally & most likely structral, so load bearing, then then were replaced with upvc, I wonder if they didn't fit bay poles to support the load,so the weight is now distorting the upvc frames & causing the gaps.

    You got same problems with ground/first windows?

    Those stains are rust stains from metal fixings under render.
     
  8. Lsinshirley

    Lsinshirley Member

    Thankyou KIAB, that makes sense.
    Ground floor is fine, just had a look. Only noticed upstairs as I had a kip one afternoon as I was a bit :confused:.
    Can I do anything about the rust stains?
    Rendering only approx 3 years old.

    windows are about 18/19 years old not 15. Time flies. :eek:
     
  9. Lsinshirley

    Lsinshirley Member

    Thankyou everyone, I forgot to update the post. New hinges have done the trick. Far cheaper than new windows. Grateful that it’s fixed with the current storm outside.
     
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