Thursday, 4 July 2013


We are changing the look of the front facade by replacing the old ugly windows with more modern ones. The ones we are using are meranti frames with double glazed argon filled glass. I have been wanting to stain these windows for months, but have been waiting for the right materials to get underway. They had a bit of weather stain on them so they needed to be sanded back and have some nail holes filled with putty and sanded back.

This is what our house looked like when we bought it 18 months ago. We soon put in new windows
A closer view of one of the windows we replaced

The inside view of the window

Knocking out the window

 Building the new frame

 Putting the new windows in

Filling up the old window cavity with polystyrene. One of the products that Paul uses for work. It has great insulation properties and is quite strong. When we first spoke about using this product I laughed and asked if he was joking but it is so easy to use. 

I needed to punch the nails in
Then fill the holes with putty
Then sand them back to remove the excess putty and any weathering
The next task was staining them.
The end result, we still need another couple of coats of render and to do the other side of the front facade (excuse the tilted arch it's quite windy at the moment)

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