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GENERAL NOTE

Rot repairs to timber windows can be achieved when sufficient care and experience is available to do the repair properly.

In the present case, experience is the primary qualification, coupled with a painting background.

Window sashes rot because the putty was missing for too long, and the bottom window style disintegrates.

 

A messy job that calls for nearly every tool in the toolbox to be pulled out, power tools to specialist filler, dowel splints and primers.

A rot repair job can take an hour and half plus setup.

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A recent job involved replacing sashcords and repairs to 140 windows in a Coogee apartment block. Some of the 20 windows requiring rot repairs are shown here…

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Step by step

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Inserting the splint screws.

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The hard part begins.

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This can take up to an hour to prep for final sanding.

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Close to done before priming, then carrying back to its home window and beginning the process of new sashcords and final tidy-up of the window.

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It’snot only the window sashes that may need repair.

Sometimes the sill and box covers are also damaged, requiring similar attention, then new parting beads.

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This timber rot repair is a bit like what your dentist does, priming the timber and adding screws as splints, before inserting dowel struts.

Heavy duty Plastibond (not any Builder’s Bog) precedes the final sanding,prime and installation.

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Trevor Pittman

AABAKAN GLASS

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