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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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  1.  
    I found a guide that also suggests if Windows over 1.8m wide to use fixings in sill...
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2021
     
    How heavy is the glass 🙂
  2.  
    I see your point, but being a shop front, if something were to fail and we haven't taken reasonable installation steps then there's potential for manslaughter....
  3.  
    Frames all fixed today. There was no chance of using brackets the chippy had literally measured it as a right fit. Not enough space for 2.5mm either side.

    Glass arriving Friday, I've got a question regarding the beading....

    Can I do the following detail:

    1. Glazing tape
    2. Glass
    3. More glazing tape or silicone?
    4. Beading?
    5. Then silicone/linseed putty all joints
    6. Paint?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2021
     
    1, yes. could consider hit and Miss glazing tape to inside. 2, yes. 3, top and sides more glazing tape. Bottom silicone , leave gap for drainage.4, yes, easy to glazing tape the beads then fit 5, no putty or silicone to jointe, possible silicone to masonry/wood joint

    September Re coat outside with paint to fill any gaps - renew bottom silicone if it fails or after 5 yrs,
  4.  
    Assuming even with glazing tape everything gets nailed in?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    On a shop front I would use brass screws - but I am old fashioned, in real life a pinner would do it nice
  5.  
    I am going to use this as the seal between the beading and glass:
    https://www.screwfix.com/p/stormguard-dry-glaze-black-25m/43490

    My concerns are these are 10mm wide, the beading is 18mm wide. Am I overthinking or is the seal a seal and that's fine?

    Also cannot find any glazing tape from local suppliers; screwfix, toolstation etc. Any suggestions?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    I would use white and thinner , I have 200m of that one you are looking at 10p a meter

    double sided and thinner would work for me

    try searching on the web
  6.  
    My search is coming up with white spirits and thinners? Do you know anything I could pick up in the local merchants?
  7.  
    I read that completely wrong. We're going with black as the paint is black.

    I can't find anything thinner that I can grab off the shelf so to speak...
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Sorry, black then, try a glass shop for glazing tape, that looked like draught tape to me
  8.  
    All sorted and in, looking lovely. Thanks for all your input

    Next step, rendering when the weather changes
  9.  
    Posted By: VictorianecoAll sorted and in, looking lovely. Thanks for all your input

    So where's the picture then?
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    How do I add them? They're quite big the pictures I've taken
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