Fitting fixed sashes on site.

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Fitting fixed sashes on site.

Postby Louis1984 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:22 am

A question I have been pondering on and off for a while.

When I make a large window, that has fixed sash's, I usually send it out without the glass already fitted. The frame is then installed and the glass all gets fitted at the end of the day

You know how it goes - its, 5pm you've finally managed to get a tricky bay window fitted, now you've got 6 D/G units to fit, it's getting dark and you feel the first few drops of rain........

Not to mention if you then have to go back and start fitting georgian bar plant-ons the following day on site - Painful.

It would be much better to have the fixed sash with the glass already fitted as seperate, bosh it in and jobs a good 'un. But then how do you fix it to the frame? angled screws through the face? Not if it's pre-painted. Some sort of push and click system? Leave the two side beads off so you have 15mm to get a screw in?

How do you guys tackle it?

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Re: Fitting fixed sashes on site.

Postby jfc » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:52 am

I use plant on beads .

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Re: Fitting fixed sashes on site.

Postby Louis1984 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:47 am

How do you mean?

You mean you site the sash deep enough in the frame that you can bead it in?

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Re: Fitting fixed sashes on site.

Postby podengo » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:34 pm

We make flush on friction stays and stormproof. With those its possible to fit the dummys on friction hinges and then screw shut after the windows in its hole.

Alternatively fit window on straps and fit window with dummies in place.

Possibly leave side beads out and screw in dummy sash.

Some big manufacturers use clips, but ive never come across them so if anybody knows, please do tell!

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Re: Fitting fixed sashes on site.

Postby JonR » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:53 pm

I knew i had seen a clippy thing somewhere and was sure it was here but no joy with the search box, i have been searching the net trying to get a hit over the last few days and by the power of Google and the right wording i found it!

http://www.sashuk.com/blog/dummy-sash-locks/1059/
http://www.gtwindowproducts.co.uk/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2ww9YQ1iXA

Use with friction hinges or 1 in reach corner.
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Re: Fitting fixed sashes on site.

Postby Louis1984 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:20 pm

Now that is gearing towards exactly what I'm talking about. Some clippy thing. Just need to convert it to a timber frame/sash

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Re: Fitting fixed sashes on site.

Postby Louis1984 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:13 pm

Just as a follow up for this, What I did was run 3mm security glazing tape round the rebates of the window frames, and at the end of the day just push the sash's straight into place. Caulk around the inside as well as the outside and job done.


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