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Installing new windows. Renovating an Old Manor House. Portugal

The week of fun is over and its time to get back to work, but its back to work with a renewed vigour.

Having the family to visit was just the tonic I needed and now we need to get finished and be up and running, plus our granddaughter wants her own bedroom with her princess bed. We had not thought about it but apparently the antique furniture we bought really does like like a princess bed, according to our 5 year old granddaughter.

So first things first, its time to replace the big dangerous living room windows.

We have bought 3 off the shelf windows from Brico depot, these cost just over 100 Euro each and come with sliding windows. This means no problems opening in to the room and built in shutters which will be great for the summer.

John removes the old windows and breaks the glass so that it can be taken away, we are still shocked by just how thin the glass actually was in these windows.

We are going to keep most of the window frame as this is really good quality wood and finishes off the new windows perfectly.

A window sill is added to finish it off and the windows now look like they have always been there.

This really may be one of my favourite spots, the view from these windows is magnificent, now if we could only swap the windows for large glass doors, but that is for the future……

Installing new windows. Renovating an Old Manor House. PortugalInstalling new windows. Renovating an Old Manor House. Portugal

Installing new windows. Renovating an Old Manor House. PortugalInstalling new windows. Renovating an Old Manor House. PortugalInstalling new windows. Renovating an Old Manor House. Portugal

Top tips

  • If you are having windows installed, check that they are double glazed and a safe thickness
  • When removing windows with dangerous glass, lay them on a large dust sheet to remove the glass, this prevents any accidents
  • check the big DIY super stores they may have off the shelf windows that fit (saving a fortune)
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