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WOODEN WINDOW FRAME REPAIR

Summary: wood window repair and the repair of window frames. Sash window repair and timber window frame repair.

 

REPAIR METHOD - window and door frames

1. Cut out all the decay - you could use an extended all-metal chisel, or buy a 3D Cutter from Property Repair Systems. These 3D Cutters fit any electric drill fitted with a standard chuck and are available in a number of diameters. The 3D Cutter is a high speed tool which drills and cuts sideways.

2. Stabilise and Prime - prime the decayed areas inside the holes or slots with Epoxy Primer.

3. Base fill or wood bond - fill up large holes with either Mouldable Epoxy Mortar or by bonding in a piece of undersized wood with Timberbuild Epoxy Resin.

4. Fine finish - for small cracks or slots, straight edges, mouldings and curves use non-slump Timberbuild Rapid.

5. Treat with Boron - after all the repair work has dried, drill 10mm diameter holes above and below each damaged joint (if still made of wood) and insert Boron Ultra Paste with a Boron Rod. These two products work together, dissolve into the timber, kill rot and insects and prevent future attack. Cap off with dowel, wood filler or our plastic 10mm plug.

Window Frame Section showing Boron treatment drillings

Typical Drillings in orange,

10mm diameter holes.

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WHAT CAUSES FRAME FAILURE

The biggest enemy of all types of timber frame is Water.

1. Penetrating damp - leads to rot and insect attack, even in treated timber, which is not always treated all the way through its thickness. Older buildings are most susceptible, especially where the frames sit on, or in the walls. Treatment with Boron based preservatives is essential if dampness has affected the wood.

2. Rot and Insect Attack - usually associated with dampness, but mainly in older, pre-Second World war properties, where solid, non-cavity walls or thick random stone walls support the frames. Treatment with Boron based preservatives is essential to stop the rot and insects from destroying the frame. These potentially damp areas require careful inspection with a screwdriver. Drilling with a small diameter Auger (10mm) is advised, if you have any doubt about the strength of a component.

3. Joint Failure - most frames were connected with Mortise and Tenon joints, plus wooden pegs or glue. These pegs tend to be eaten away by Woodworm and the frame legs then move, opening up the joints. Resin Repair, with epoxy-glass Tie Bars and injected resin, can solve this problem.

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TIMBER-RESIN REPAIRS

There is always the possibility, in older properties, that your frames have dropped at one end because the timber has become rotten and compressed inside a damp wall.

Thanks to some incredible, yet simple technology (the Patented Timber-Resin Splice Kit) it is now possible to replace sections of all types of frames, including structural, load bearing timber frames in-situ.

If you need help with Timber Repairs, Rot or Insect Attack, or with timber treatment products Property Repair Systems staff will be pleased to give you completely free, no obligation advice on 01626 872886 .

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Other Property Repair Systems Sites:

www.boron.org.uk - how to use Boron based insecticides/fungicides to treat timber rots and insect attack

www.dampness-info.co.uk - how to treat penetrating dampness in walls and plaster

www.dampfix.com - how to fix damp in buildings

www.deck-treatment.co.uk - how to treat patio decks and yacht decks

www.dryrot.biz - how to kill Dry Rot in buildings

www.drywallandfloor.co.uk - membranes for lining damp walls, floors, basements and cellars

www.epoxy-info.co.uk - epoxy resins for repairing wood, concrete, brick and stone

www.fire-door-paint.co.uk - upgrade doors to 30 minutes fire resistance

www.fire-info.co.uk - fire fabrics for insulation, flame and smoke barriers

www.furniture-outdoors.com - all weather cane garden furniture, luxury Danish designs

www.joist-repair.co.uk - how to quickly repair joists and beams of any size

www.mold-info.co.uk - kill mould on walls and ceilings, anti mold paints

www.propertyrepairsystems.co.uk - fire retradent paints, hygiene products, metal bracket manufacture, crack injection

www.steel-fire-paint.co.uk - treat steel with Intumescent Paint to provide fire protection

www.timber.org.uk - systems of repair, with step by step methods

www.woodworm-info.co.uk - how to kill and prevent woodworm and death watch beetle

www.wood-worm.co.uk - how to stop common furniture beetle in buildings