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    Can I fit a sliding window by myself?

    Window Specialists

    Is it feasible for an average DIYer to install a sliding window or should I really leave this to a professional?

    Asked by Bill on 30th May 2022
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    Affordable Home Improvement London Ltd

    "it is not advisable. as it is a technical job, it won't work"

    Answered on 14th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report

    "if you think you can mount it without destroying it, you can easily mount it even for more tips contact us for guidance"

    Answered on 10th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report

    "It may seem a simple task on the outside however there are a lot of things to consider while designing and installing even a simple window and as you are not aware of the issues that may arise you will find this very difficult to fit and work correctly.
    I would not advise this for DIY unless you are willing to spend again to correct your mistakes should they arise, this could cost you double anyway and you would have saved nothing and waited time also."

    Answered on 18th Jun 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Bespoke property maintenance

    "Hi I have many years experience in the industry and unless you are very good at diy I wouldn’t attempt it a lot of my work is putting right diy windows and doors it would cost you half as much ch to get put right as fitting properly

    Answered on 31st May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Wakefield composite doors

    "You could if you have fit windows before you need to get them perfectly level and square for the sliders to work"

    Answered on 6th Jun 2022 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    K.E.R Civil Groundworks Ltd

    "It's easy enough with the right tools. Just need to be a bit careful with the glass side of things but if it's just the one you maybe better off with a glazier to install the window if your not feeling comfortable with it."

    Answered on 23rd Jun 2022 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Julian Glass Care

    "Depending on how complex is the the sliding window.

    Few things to consider.

    - Robust substructure
    - Window must be installed straight and level.
    - Suitable fixings
    - Suitable insulation around the window frame (Low modulus silicone, colour as desired."

    Answered on 31st May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report

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