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    Mark Siddall
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    The case here is that there are six UPVC windows in a flat. It is not known when the windows were installed but it is likely to be ~10-12yrs ago. The seals for two glazing units have died (condensation in one and 40mm water at the based of the other.)

    Considerations:
    1) Glazing units
    2) Seals
    3) Frames

    What are the things to watch for and how do you determine the life that is left in a UPVC window frame and double glazed window?

    Cheers
    Mark

    #37374
    Nick Grant
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    40mm of water suggests to me a frame design fault but I know nothing about PVC windows.

    I remember DIY double glazed units in the early days at CAT that were full of water and just crying out for some small fish.

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