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  • #16
    Elf,

    The originals are indeed cast, and replicas are on sale. This guy sells them, not far from me: http://www.goedkopestalramen.nl/asse...estalramen.nl/

    Originally, the bars on the windows were either L section (at the edges) or T section (the middle bars) to allow a single layer of glass to be fixed in with putty. I took an original, ground the legs off the L's and T's, but the resulting piece was nowhere near flat enough. Also, I sorted through a dozen frames, they all varied on size. The whole trick is that the inner and outer frames align exactly, and the end result looks like an oroginal - but it insulates. hence me going for cutting from plate.

    Sophijo, what kind of colour through material are you thinking of? HDPE sheet? Possible, but I also need sufficient strength to stop someone pushing them in, hence steel frames. I guess aluminium would do too, but would be more expensive than steel.

    Fasttrack, thanks for the link!

    Ian
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    • #17
      Sophijo, thanks, you've just given me an idea. The window is fastened to the inside of the outer brick wall by the frame on the inside of the double glazing unit. I can still make this out of 6mm steel, CNC plasma cut. For the outside, I can use 12mm UPVC sheet, routed with a bevel to simulate the putty on the original windows. Easy routing job - just use a steel frame as a template, and a 45 degree ball bearing guided router bit. No corrosion issues, and I can get the UPVC in the same colour as the rest of the windows.

      Ian
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