GLASS AND GLAZING
Window repairs in DOMESTIC timber and aluminium windows in Sydney’s Inner West and Eastern suburbs.
Flemish texture glass is a nice option for privacy yet good light, with a link to image gallery.
Australian Stained Glass Supplies, Moore St. Leichhardt NSW
www.asgs.com.au when doing window repairs.
REGULATIONS RELATING TO INSTALLING NEW WINDOWS
More than 1 Square metre windows and you cannot use 3mm.
Check online first.
Any wet area rooms must have safety or laminated because people slip.
Same with doors, or any window directly adjacent to doors, including fanlights above the door.
If the window concerned is within 1 metre (check) of the floor, it also must be safety or laminated.
When doing window repairs, if it is a window with sashcords, that the sashcords will need to be changed with additional counterweights to compensate, using scales to match the sash weight with the weights inside the cavity, otherwise, it will come down of it’s own accord.
You do this by purchasing a roll of lead flashing, roll it as per photo (roll it around TWO short lengths of sashcord rope inside, then pull the rope out). This gives a suitable cavity to slide new ropes through.
Feed the additional weight onto new cord BEFORE the cast iron weight already there.
SOUND REDUCTION GLASS
Comfort Hush 6.5mm is recommended, recently referred to a house in Leichhardt.
To install sound reduction glass in double hung windows with sashcords, all relevant sashcords must be cut to reinstall the corrected weights to balance each sash.
A price guide is in the vicinity $890 per window.
WINDOW REPAIRS AND GLASS DIY
A note regarding WINDOW REPAIRS in a timber bottom sash:-
Hack it out FIRST. Up the top of bottom sashes is a recess of about 3mm which you also have to hack clean. Measure your purchase to accommodate this, keeping in mind that the glass will seat right at the bottom of the style, otherwise, you will have a gap at the top, which EVERY home handyman falls in to this trap.
Allow 3 mm less than its width and you should be right.
A recent job doing window repairs in Balmain involved window restoration of federation double hung windows for a two storey heritage home. Rot repairs and window replacement for those sash windows which could not be rescued.
Window paint preparation, reputtying, restore window sills, sand windows and prime.
TOOLS TO HACK OUT BROKEN WINDOWS
SASHCORDS AND SPIRAL BALANCER WINDOW REPAIRS
Occassionally, broken sashcords or new spiral balancers may need replacing, done with a mimimum of fuss right there and then.
Sashcords ($90 a pair); Spiral Balancers ($180 min.)
Most popular opaque glass styles include Flemish, Arctic, Satinline, Glu Chip.
Visit www.glorite.com.au for samples in their glass gallery.
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