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Can you buy custom double glazed panels where one edge is a curve? My
local place says no. It would be to fit to a Victorian sash. Other similar
houses in this street have had the original sash windows which had curved
tops replaced with new double glazing complete units which have straight
tops - making them look even worse than replacement windows normally do.

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Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
Can you buy custom double glazed panels where one edge is a curve? My
local place says no. It would be to fit to a Victorian sash. Other similar
houses in this street have had the original sash windows which had curved
tops replaced with new double glazing complete units which have straight
tops - making them look even worse than replacement windows normally do.



Yes, you can - I've seen them being made up at one of our local dg places.


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Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Can you buy custom double glazed panels where one edge is a curve? My
local place says no. It would be to fit to a Victorian sash. Other similar
houses in this street have had the original sash windows which had curved
tops replaced with new double glazing complete units which have straight
tops - making them look even worse than replacement windows normally do.


You mean an arched top glass unit?
Then yes, easily possible.
The place I get mine from (in Leicester) supply any shape and size you
require.
For some of the ones I do, I just take a cardboard template to them, and
they have never failed me yet.
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As the other replies say - easy. I've take a hardboard templates to 2
different glaziers and had them make up curved-edge units. Something
like a 20% surcharge above the cost of the bounding rectangle.
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On 2008-01-10, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
Can you buy custom double glazed panels where one edge is a curve? My
local place says no.


Well, I've seen it done on Grand Designs, usually in combination with phrases
like "specialist supplier", "long delay" and "very expensive". )


Oooh yes. You're thinking of the curved house in Clapham. The one built
around the chestnut tree. The whole glass was curved there and yes, I
seem to remember they did say it was expensive. If I understand
correctly, what Dave wants is flat glass but with a curved top, not a
curved panel so should be a 'little' cheaper.

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Andrew May wrote:

Oooh yes. You're thinking of the curved house in Clapham. The one built
around the chestnut tree. The whole glass was curved there and yes, I
seem to remember they did say it was expensive. If I understand
correctly, what Dave wants is flat glass but with a curved top, not a
curved panel so should be a 'little' cheaper.


The difference between the two is huge. Cutting a piece of glass (or
two) to a curve can be done by most dg manufacturers. Making two pieces
of curved glass, with different radii of curvature, then making a sealed
unit out of them, strikes me as a fairly tricky procedure.

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On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 09:35:26 +0000 (GMT), Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Can you buy custom double glazed panels where one edge is a curve?


I take it you are going to be fiiting this unit toa timber frame? Timber
just needs a good joiner, plastic might be harder to do with the fill in
pieces required. Curved top plastic windows really have square glass with
the curved bit of trim stuck on...

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On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 09:35:26 +0000 (GMT), Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Can you buy custom double glazed panels where one edge is a curve?


I take it you are going to be fiiting this unit toa timber frame? Timber
just needs a good joiner, plastic might be harder to do with the fill in
pieces required. Curved top plastic windows really have square glass with
the curved bit of trim stuck on...

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Try:
http://www.uniglaze2.co.uk/


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Can you buy custom double glazed panels where one edge is a curve?


I take it you are going to be fiiting this unit toa timber frame?


Yup.

Timber just needs a good joiner, plastic might be harder to do with the
fill in pieces required. Curved top plastic windows really have square
glass with the curved bit of trim stuck on...


That's exactly what I don't want. It looks cheap and nasty.

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On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 23:51:03 +0000 (GMT), Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

I take it you are going to be fiiting this unit toa timber frame?


Yup.


So the sealed unit will need to be curved.

Curved top plastic windows really have square glass with the curved bit
of trim stuck on...

That's exactly what I don't want. It looks cheap and nasty.


Agreed, no option for our only curved top window (used to be a barn door)
the stone work is curved. When we enquired about plastic double glazing
for that position it didn't pose much of a problem. The sealed units and
frame will have to curved on something like a 6' radius.

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