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Ask a round window

Ask a round window

Round or bull's-eye windows have this particular charm of character homes. But can not have a round window that wants! Some wise advice from Philippe Bierling, carpentry professor for 20 years and author of "Doors, windows and roof windows" published by SAEP, before embarking on the installation of a bull's-eye. Interview by Caroline Delman Does a round window arise in the same way as a conventional window? It depends on the shape of the frame. If the frame is square and the opening too, no problem. If the frame is round with a round opening, ditto. On the other hand if opening and frame are not identical in form, there will be a dressing work to be carried out, based on plasterboard for example. What are the obstacles that can be encountered to install a round window? The offer of this type of window is a first obstacle. You will find few round windows in large stores for the simple reason that they are much more expensive to produce. Indeed square or rectangular windows are manufactured in battery by machines, but these cannot design round windows. It is therefore a longer and more expensive job that many department stores have abandoned. In addition, I would not recommend installing a round window in a recent home that does not have an opening provided for this purpose because it is much more complicated than a conventional window. We often see small round windows, why not large ones? This is due to the particular rotation points of round windows. These do not allow large formats. I personally have never seen a bull's eye of a meter in diameter for example. When were you asked to install a round window? Most of the time it was in the course of renovation on an old house. It is very difficult to have a round window installed on recent dwellings. The bull's eye can also come in handy in attics, under the eaves, where there is not enough space to install a classic window. And to find a round window at a specialist: //www.boulangeot.fr