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How to Install a Double Glazed Window

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How to Install a Double Glazed Window

How to Install a Double Glazed Window

Are you thinking of installing a double glazed window yourself? You don’t want the workmen to make a mess in your home? You can save some money by fitting the window yourself. It is not a challenging task but there are certain factors the professionals know, which make it easier to install your double glazed window safely.

Follow the steps to fit a double glazed window:

Things you will need:

  • Drill
  • Chisel
  • Screwdriver
  • Spirit Level
  • Frame Fixings
  • Silicone Sealant
  • Gloves

Make Sure the Frame is Clean

You should remove all the traces of the silicone, you can use a chisel to remove the silicone along the edges.

Check and Clean the Window Unit

Usually, there will be some amounts of sealant on the window. It can be removed using a razor blade in a window scraper. There may be chunks of adhesive on the edge of the unit. It can be removed using a chisel.

Check the Window Fits

Put on gloves to prevent the chance of cutting yourself. Place the new window into the frame at the top, placing it on the edge of window sill. You need to place 4 rubber setting pads, then use a suction cup to lift the unit and place it in the frame. In case, it does not fit you might need a chisel to enlarge the window frame.

Safety

It is difficult to handle window unit by yourself, it is advised that 2 people can ease it in. Use the sealing tape on all the sides of the frame. It is recommended to not stretch the tape, you should hold the tape in position with one hand and use your finger to line it with the frame. When you are finished with all the sides, remove the white tape.

Add the Setting Blocks

You need to add 4 setting blocks on the sill. They will make sure the base does not sit in moisture and that each sheet of glass is supported. Usually, the window frame is sloped to allow water to run off.

Insert the Window

Place a bead of silicon along the base for the glass to sit on. Insert the window and add a stop so that it does not fall out.

Add External Beading

Hammer small nails into the wood, ensure that they come out on the side of the wood. Push firmly on the glass when hammering in the nails and be careful not to hit the glass. It is recommended that to wrap a piece of rubber around the hammer. It will minimize the risk and use as a nail punch.

Paint the Frame

Now you just have to paint the frame, you can also paint the frame before attaching if you are a good painter. Then you will just have to do a touch-up.

An important tip is to always wear gloves to ensure the safety of your hands. Try these steps and let us know in the comments below.

For a more advanced guide of how to install double glazing click the link to a company i highly recommend called complete glazing.

10 cheap ways to increase the value of your house

10 cheap ways to increase the value of your house

10 cheap ways to increase the value of your house

If you are currently thinking of moving house and want to sell yours, then there are a few things that you should consider. Before having an estate agent come round to value your home, there are certain ways of increasing the value of your house and in return, getting more money for it. Research shows that there are 10 ways to improve your house and will then improve the value of it.

Make your house a home

Homes are more appealing to most and people are more likely to warm to a home rather than it feeling like a house. To do this, things like having an electric fireplace as a focal point for your living room is always a good idea, Best Electric Fireplaces have a great range of electric fires for sale (https://www.bestelectricfireplaces.co.uk/).

Make your kitchen inviting

Kitchens are still thought of as the ‘heart of the home’. Buyers will more than likely base their decision on whether or not the kitchen is liveable. Kitchens are a big part of selling a house as you can’t make or store food without one. (Think Victoria Plumb)

Make it squeaky clean

Your bathroom must be squeaky clean when taking viewings. No one will want to see your mess or dirty clothes on the floor. Most importantly, if your bathroom is dirty and hasn’t been thoroughly cleaned, that can put buyers off as they expect everything to be spotless.

Lighten up your life

If a house has damaged lighting, lack of lighting or lighting that isn’t nice to look at, it can change the whole appearance of the house. By just popping to Ikea and buying some old fashioned, modern or traditional lamps, chandeliers or light shades, it can really spice up your home and can instantly take 10 years off it.

This post was a little bit out of character for me, I have decided to provide more value to my visitors instead of just boring on about my local & personal life, so I hope you enjoyed it, if you did please comment or share.

 

Thanks

 

Barry!

Housing Options in London

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Housing Options in London

Lоndоn dоеѕn’t quіtе hаvе thе сrunсhеd ѕрасе thаt Mаnhаttаn hаѕ, but іt сеrtаіnlу hаѕ іtѕ hіgh рrісеѕ. Mоѕt реорlе whо rеѕіdе іn thіѕ fаbulоuѕ сіtу саnnоt аffоrd tо lіvе іn hоuѕеѕ thе wау thеу mіght bе аblе tо іn оthеr mеtrороlіѕеѕ, as stupid as it sounds it costs a fortune to hire tree surgeons to carry out the regular maintenance of their landscapes. Mіllіоnаіrеѕ lіvе іn flаtѕ аnd thіrtу-fіvе уеаr оld wоrkіng рrоfеѕѕіоnаlѕ lіvе іn hоuѕе ѕhаrеѕ.
Sо whаt аrе уоur hоuѕіng орtіоnѕ, rеаlіѕtісаllу, іf уоu сhооѕе tо lіvе іn Lоndоn? Wеll іt dереndѕ оn whеrе іn thе сіtу уоu wаnt tо lіvе fоr ѕtаrtеrѕ. If уоu wаnt tо lіvе сеntrаl, іе. frоm Glоuсеѕtеr Rоаd tо Cоvеnt Gаrdеn уоu’rе gоіng tо bе рауіng thе bіg buсkѕ. Unfоrtunаtеlу thе ѕаmе іѕ truе fоr thе nісеr раrtѕ оf Nоrth Lоndоn, lіkе Hаmрѕtеаd, аѕ wеll аѕ Eаѕt Lоndоn. Thе ѕаd rеаlіtу іѕ thаt еvеn thе grungіеr аrеаѕ оf Lоndоn, thаt аrе nоw dееmеd аѕ сооl аnd trеndу аrе bесоmіng rеаllу еxреnѕіvе.

It’s Been A While

It’s Been A While

Wow what a cracking weekend! Me and the wife are currently in the process of getting our garden landscaped before any work could be done we have to call in some local tree surgeons to tackle the enormous trees in our garden!

A friend recommended West Bromwich Tree Surgeons so we gave them a try! We had quote over £3000 to do this job we couldn’t believe it! Any how these guys almost halved those ridiculous quotes and got it all everything done over the weekend! We found them on facebook here’s their page https://www.facebook.com/westbromwichtreesurgeons/

Could there be more traffic?

Could there be more traffic?

Could there be more traffic?

 

With Stafford’s new Riverside Retail Complex currently being built, it is now starting to look nice! Since January 2014 they announced that they would build this complex and stated how amazing it would be. With a 900-space car park, Stafford locals are really getting excited as they may actually be able to park somewhere in Stafford for the day!

Eighteen shops are supposedly going to be there, including a Marks and Spencer with a glass roof! They are really going all out on this complex and I am sure loads of people are very, very excited for it!

But, that being said, it will attract more and more visitors from out of Stafford with it’s sh

Christmas Madness

Christmas Madness

Well you can tell Christmas is approaching fast! Everyone is clearly in a rush to get their last minute presents! I popped into Stafford earlier this evening and could not believe just how bad the traffic was! I thought I would write this blog to warn everyone that if you decide to set off to do some late Christmas shopping, I would try to stay clear of Stafford centre between 4:30pm and 6:00pm as that is when the traffic is at its worst as you have people leaving work, schools,

Be Careful!

Be Careful!

This blog is to make you aware of just how dangerous the A5 is between Gailey

Island and Weston Park. So many accidents have happened now from at least one

driver being careless and not taking enough notice. The road is dangerous when it

comes to visibility as the road goes up and down so sometimes it is impossible to see

if there is any oncoming traffic, which I myself have witnessed drivers pulling out and

overtaking anyway, regardless of the lack of vision.

 

I am writing this blog as I feel so strong about the fact that there is not one single

speed camera along that stretch and is c