A Complete Guide to Install a UPVC Window

Installing the UPVC door and windows at the exterior of your house serves you many benefits. With having adequate knowledge and experience about the tools and installation process, you can fit a UPVC window at your home by yourself. Follow this step by step guide to install a UPVC window.

Materials Required

  • Gloves and Goggles
  • Tape Measure
  • Light Hammer
  • Masonry Chisel
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Spirit Level
  • Hand Drill
  • Hammer Drill
  • Crosscut Saw
  • Plastic bin
  • Drill bits
  • 8mm Masonry Drill
  • 5mm Clearance
  • Skeleton gun (mastic application)
  • Spatula
  • 3mm Pilot drill
  • 8mm HSS drill
  • Tyre Lever – nail bar
  • Pencil

Thing to Know Before you start

  • Check all the specification before starting the installation process (size, style, and handling)
  • Check opening sizes before removing the existing window.
  • The size new UPVC window should be 10mm less both in terms of height and width.

Starting the Process

  • Level the cill with approximately 5mm clearance between the cill and the brickwork by using plastic packers.
  • Using the 8 x 100 mm fixing bolts secure the cill to the brickwork by positioning it approx. 150 mm from each end and at 600 mm centres.
  • Along the back edge of the cill, run a bead of silicon.
  • Secure the end caps into the position by using silicon.
  • Mark the glazing beads after removing them from the window frame to ensure that they can put back in their original position later on.
  • Snug the base of the window against the cill up stand to fit the new window in the position and ensure a tight seal in the bead of silicone.
  • Using the plastic packers, wedge the window into the position.
  • Try not to bend the framework.
  • To enable access to the outer frame jambs, open the vents of the window. Secure the bottom of the window by using the screws.
  • Using 8 x 100 mm fixing bolts, secure the jambs of windows in the brickwork surround.
  • The next step is to close and lock all the opening sashes and that the window is adjusted according to the outer frame.
  • It is important to position 25 x 100 x15 glazing bridges in the frame recess.
  • Place a 28 x 100 x 5 glazing packer on the bottom glazing bridges positioned in the previous step.
  • Put the glass sealed unit in the aperture while keeping it assured that the glass is in the centre when being opened. Do not put undue pressure and rest the glass squarely on the glazing packers.
  • Position 2 mm glass packer using hand pressure to square up where necessary.
  • Open the sashes gently to check whether binding occurs or not within the locking system. You may need to make minor adjustments to get the perfect squareness.
  • Place the glazing beads that you marked earlier into their original position. Top one first, followed by bottom and sides respectively.
  • Gun a bead of silicon between the window frame periphery and outside masonry carefully.
  • Gun a bead of silicon between the window from the periphery and the inside plaster and let it dry for at least an hour.
  • The final step is to remove the protective tape from the frame and clean the surface.

There you go, you have successfully installed a UPVC windows at your home.

Here is a complete guide for double glazing in Birmingham.

The role of a Roofer

A roofer is a professional who is specialised in the construction of roofs. A roofers job is to monitor the whole process of roofing in both commercial and residential properties. It is important that a roofer first analyses the construction plans and then makes sure that all the roofing is done in accordance to the design plan.

A roofer is also in charge of any materials, accessories to support the roofing and substrates that are to be used in any roofing installations. Most of what goes into the installation and process of roofing is handled by a professional roofer which includes any trusses, beams and rafters that roofs are installed upon.

What does a roofer actually do?

Roofers jobs include anything from roof repairs, renovations to brand new installations. As a roofers job is to work on top of roofs, their work can be very dangerous and should always be carried out by someone who is fully qualified and highly skilled. To be a professional roofer, you can’t be scared of heights as your whole job is revolved around being high up and having a good balance.

A roofers work is carried out on both new and existing roofs, installing materials, repairing materials and renovating roofs too. Often, a roofer will be asked to replace old materials with new materials in order to restructure a house and make it more solid.

What materials do roofers work with?

A roofer will work with all kinds of materials, some of those being, polymer, rubber, metal, tiles and even asbestos. All of these material have different ways of application and are used in both industrial sectors and domestic sectors.

Favourite kitchen ideas

Welcome to my fifth blog post! As I am currently having my kitchen completely revamped, in this blog post, I wanted to share with you some exciting different kitchen designs that have come to light in 2016. Throughout this blog, I will share with you all of the most popular designs for your kitchen and the different colours that will really make your kitchen stand out.

I have listed 3 of my favourite kitchen designs I looked at and the most popular designs in 2016.



  • 80s Glamour design – As you may have noticed, the 80s style is definitely back! With glamorous flapper dresses and head accessories trending in the fashion world, it is also trending massively in the decor world too!

    With high gloss surfaces, brass being used for kitchen accessories and mirrored backsplashes making a comeback, the 80s is definitely an old design coming back to the fashion limelight. With all of the 80s design being an elegant, modern and sophisticated finish, it can bring any home to life.
  • Soft, gentle colours – Over the recent years, the type of colours in kitchens has changed dramatically. Over the past couple of years, the popular designs have gone from bright colours to dark colours and in 2016, they have started to become more muted.

    With pastel colours, such as, pale blue or pale pink coming back onto people’s wish lists, the standard kitchen colour white is being completely taken over!
  • LED lights all round – LED lights are really taking the kitchen designs by storm! People love the idea of having well-lit glass cabinets and LED lights underneath the worktops to give off that extra elegant, glamorous feel to your kitchen.

    One of the most popular kitchen designs has started to contain LED strip lights above the cabinets, under counters, inside cabinets and also underneath cabinets. This design became popular as it came to light (excuse the pun) that the kitchen started to offer better mood-settings and gave off a more homely, fashionista kind of feel.


They are Jordan UK’s top three favourite kitchen ideas for 2016, happy kitchen designing!


Jordan x