Fixing Garden Sail Shade to uPVC Conservatory Window Frame

Postby ptarmigan » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:59 pm

I want to put up a triangular garden sail shade with one of the corners permanently attached to the uPVC frame of my conservatory. As the shade is tensioned with a turnbuckle, the fixing needs to be very robust and weatherproof. Should I use a pad eye screwed to timber which is stuck to the uPVC frame with adhesive (solvent-free 'gripfill'?), or is there a better method like special uPVC screws?
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Postby rosebery » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:02 pm

Bearing in mind the stresses you will put the fixing under methinks you need to screw it in.

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Postby ptarmigan » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:33 am

Thanks, I was coming to the same conclusion - seems a shame to drill right through the frame, but an eye bolt is probably the most secure.
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Postby htg engineer » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:24 pm

I don't know the age of your conservatory, and this isn't really relevant to your post - but drilling the conservatory will void and guarantee/warranty.

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