Can I Buy and Fit My Own Second Hand Windows and Doors?


Postby wmathias » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:59 am

I'm frightened by the cost of double glazing my flat, so I'm looking at buying 2nd hand windows and doors and fitting them myself.

My back (french) doors are 1920mm wide and 2500 high. In addition the bricks above the window make a stone arch.

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Looking online it seems I won't be able to get a door to just fit.

How possible is it for me to get a smaller door and 'fill' around the edges?

If so, what would be the maximum size gap I could have? Could I build some wood structure that filled a foot on each side for example?

Cheers in advance
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Postby welsh brickie » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:06 am

from what I can see, in the picture, you can take off the side panels and the top panel so you will be left with the basic door size, they should unscrew, if you take the glass out,
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Postby wmathias » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:08 pm

Thanks for your reply mate!

The problem with leaving the side panels is they are single glazed (though I suppose I could fill the windows in). Also, the wood is quite old and a bit decayed, so I'd rather build from new with maybe a plastic shroud to match the relacement doors?
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Postby welsh brickie » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:05 pm

to give you some idea of cost of doors check out www.screwfix.com, for plastic supplies try www.fasterplastics.co.uk
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