how do we externally glaze wooden windows?


Postby geoffrey&bungle » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:37 pm

We have purchased some wooden windows that were fully finished i.e painted but to our horror we now have to glaze them ourselves externally!! Does anyone have any suggestions on what is most secure to use? we are also worried about the final appearance of the widows as we werent expecting to have any nail marks showing! they are cottage style so they have four panes to each half please help?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:40 pm

geoffrey&bungle,
If the windows are single glazed putty the rebate, pin the glass in place and form bevelled putty beads on the outside.
If the windows are double glazed you will have to buy and cut glazing fillets and then use neutral cure silicone to bed the DGUs in place and seal the fillets in place. Make sure you seal all round the DGUs with silicone.
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Postby geoffrey&bungle » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:11 pm

thx very much for your answer, units are double glazed. Sorry to be thick but what is a glazing fillet? is it beading?!?

we have clear silicone and are thinking of getting glazing tape, would you reccommend it?

we have been told we would still need to nail them but can't see why?
please advise. :?
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:58 pm

geoffrey&bungle,
Yes glazing fillets are beading.
Make sure your silicone is neutral cure.
You can use glazing tape but you will still need to use silicone to ensure the units are totally sealed into the timber frame. Once you have fitted the units and beading leave the silicone to set (probably a day) and trim off the excess with a knife.
Don't forget to use setting blocks and try to find some brass pins to hold the beading in place.
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