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    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 2nd Sep 16, 8:23 AM
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    New windows
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    • 2nd Sep 16, 8:23 AM
    New windows 2nd Sep 16 at 8:23 AM
    Two bedrooms are getting new windows tomorrow. Any idea how long this should take? Also how bad does the weather have to be before they cancel as heavy rain is forecast for most of the day. Thanks.
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    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 16th Oct 16, 9:48 AM
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    It's not the window fitters' job to replace blinds or any other window coverings.
    Originally posted by Zoology Dragon
    Well that's unfortunate.

    I'm reticent to drill into the frame in case I cause damage, I'm sure it would invalidate warranties that exist.

    Can't really afford to buy new blinds - and even then they would also have to be drilled into the frame as before. The wall won't take the weight of the blind (i've tried).
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 16th Oct 16, 10:11 AM
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    I'm reticent to drill into the frame in case I cause damage, I'm sure it would invalidate warranties that exist.
    Originally posted by strangeotron
    Which is precisely why window installers won't put up things such as blinds that require them to be mounted onto the window frames.


    The wall won't take the weight of the blind (i've tried).
    Originally posted by strangeotron
    There must be a lintel above the window and this should be more than strong enough to take the weight of any blinds.
    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 16th Oct 16, 11:50 AM
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    Whatever is above the window should be suitable to hang a blind so long as the correct fixings and method are followed.
    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 16th Oct 16, 12:51 PM
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    I'm afraid not. Certainly not to my ability. I've tried: i put the brackets up, they sat in place, but when i tried to use the blinds the brackets just come out. The wall is too thin; it's not brick. This is why the blind was installed directly into the previous frame. The only place it put it is above the window frame and that's where I tried.

    I'm not sure what else I can do.
    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 16th Oct 16, 4:50 PM
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    The wall cannot be thin, it is an external wall.

    It will have a lintel above the windows. It may be that this is metal so you are finding it hard to get a fixing in, you may be able to drill it and screw into it.
    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 16th Oct 16, 6:41 PM
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    The wall cannot be thin, it is an external wall.

    It will have a lintel above the windows. It may be that this is metal so you are finding it hard to get a fixing in, you may be able to drill it and screw into it.
    Originally posted by phil24_7
    I think there's a layer of air in between the outer wall and the wall i'm drilling. Either way it's not being held in place.
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