Replacement Windows

We desperately needed new windows.  They were single pane and the frames were rotting.  In winter, you could feel the gale force winds coming through.  We really couldn’t afford it but had to push the boat out to get some new ones.  To save a few pennies hubby decided against having a professional company do it and arranged to have ‘someone he knows’ install them, always a fatal error.  The measurements were double checked. The windows arrived in July amidst in-laws dying and they’ve been sitting in the garden ever since.

Today was the big day for the installations.  They quickly set up removing the old ones and installing the new ones.  So what do you think?

As you can see they hit a bit of a hiccup.   It wasn’t until they removed the old ones that they realised that the new ones didn’t fit.  There is a lot of finger pointing going on now.  Apparently, the people who made the windows didn’t take into consideration the corner posts, which should have been deducted from the measurements.  The only thing I know is that I won’t be paying for a new set.  Thankfully, they’re rushing through a new set and should be installed on Friday.

Weirdly, the ply windows are much warmer than the old ones????  I think we may be onto a new trend.  We’re calling it ‘Squat Chic’ it’s all the rage.  We may spray paint some graffiti on it; put some needles underneath and a can of Special Brew to finish orf!

Author: mediocremum

A slightly older mum of one, who drinks far too much red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with her slow cooker. During the day she's an ICT Trainer, Social Media/Online Marketing consultant and does a bit of public speaking. Full Profile on Google+

11 thoughts on “Replacement Windows”

  1. I’m liking the “paint them” idea! You could paint mountains or somewhere exotic on them, then you could look “out” of the “window” and see amazing things!

  2. Wow! This could be a great idea. No cleaning hand prints off them! Plus it would look like the house wasn’t lived in so no double glazing salesmen!

  3. just tip your bin over outside them there should be plenty of special brew cans in there to complete the look

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