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Replacement window sill needed

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by c0tt0nt0p, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. c0tt0nt0p

    c0tt0nt0p Well-Known Forumite

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    Covid is now forcing me to do DIY (never a good thing)...

    As work have announced the office is closing we're having a move around at home which is forcing me to repair a blown out internal window sill so the daughter can move her bedroom to a bigger space..

    Can anyone recommend somewhere local to get one from ? It doesn't seem like the sort of thing places like b&q and Wickes stock.

    Looking for wood (current one is is MDF)...

    Cheers

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  3. Gramaisc

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    c0tt0nt0p Well-Known Forumite

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    Most likely caused by rain being driven in. Will seal it up once it's out....

    I didn't see that listing so thanks although the current one is 25mm thick so will weigh it up as an alternative thanks
     
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    It might be worth trying that wording elsewhere, too.

    It seems unnecessarily pseudo-technical.
     
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    We used an old heavy duty wooden shelf that we no longer used, it was just the right size too, so it may be an option to look at shelving....
     
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    Thanks, but alas as I'm part of the IKEA generation that would only mean either more partical board or a rather chunky floating shelf!!!
     
  8. Martin

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    I work at Eurocell, we sell replacement laminated windowboard in 5mtr lengths if this is any good to you at least this way you'd never have to repaint them
     
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    Thanks @Martin am I right in thinking it's MDF ? If that's the case I'll probably steer clear but please correct me if I'm wrong and it's wood. Cheers
     
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    I was going to suggest Eurocell. Ours are laminated wood (Not Mdf )with a “plastic” coating. The standard lengths are 5metres but you could try a window company (eg Stafford Glazing Services?) To see if they’ve got a suitable off cut. As Gramaisc said it’s called window board, the sill is the big on the outside.
     
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    It's a terminological nightmare zone.

    If you were looking for something that was located on the flat area inside a window, I suspect that even the most hardened window fitter would tell you that it was on the window sill - or the windowsill.

    Then, you will still find people who spell it as 'cill', whichever bit they actually mean.
     
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    Sounds silly (cilly?) to me
     
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    Did you get sorted with this?
     
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    No not yet. I won't be doing the work for a few weeks but was in a form of "prep mode" !!
     
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    Got the bugger out yesterday... Then discovered a 4mm hole that was sealed up!!
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    I'd say your MDF window board has seen better days
     
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    In the right place, that would be 'character'.
     

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