Window measurements

If a window surveyor takes measurements of a window before the brickwork is completed, but the company posts you a picture with the measurements for your builders approval who refuses to do that as he is not an expertise in windows, so you don’t show him the picture measurements, who is to blame if the window is too large and does not fit? If you have paid for installation,. Should the surveyor have taken his own final measurements once the brickwork was finished? Thank you

Asked by Sima on 12th Apr 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi, in reply to your question some companies work by the method of brickwork first then order frames to suit but that takes longer especially in the current situation with lead times been a lot longer with covid. However all builders should be able to work to a working drawing I.e if someone gave me a base plan for let’s say an extension I’d know the pre-confirmed locations and sizes of the windows so would build to suit leaving openings where the windows, doors would be and just slightly larger than the actual frame usually by 10mm in width and 10mm in height.

So if your builder has been given drawings and the openings aren't the right size to suit the pre-ordered windows then it’s the builder's fault he will know it’s his fault and try anything to remove the blame from there self we do this all the time build off plans and some of our plans are hard to get your head around depending on the architect but we have never had one go wrong yet.

Hope this helps.

Best regards, Steve"
Answered on 12th Apr 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"You must provide the dimensions of the windows to the bricklayer before completing his work."
Answered on 23rd Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
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