Renovation project - Replacing old windows
We still need to buy new windows for the dining room and the little house living room, we cannot do anything with the door in the little house bedroom until we have decided what we are doing with the garage and we can see more clearly.
But joy of joys, Brico Depot have got the wooden windows back in stock, we just received the little publicity magazine telling us so.
We head over to the Morlaix store, which is only 40 minutes away, and when we get there, there are no wooden windows in stock, we ask when they will be getting them and are informed that they no longer stock them, I explain that their advert stated they were permanent stock, the assistant explains yes they are, but not at this store, the St Briec store has them.
We then drive to St Briec and see the window display, but not our size in wood, there is another store close to Dinan that has them and they have 3 in stock, we need 3!
This is another hour away; at this point we will be back in the UK before we know it!
Do we drive what will be a five hour round trip, I know they said they have them, but so did both of the other stores or do we try something else?
There is another store called Leroy Merlin not far from where we are so we try our luck there. They have them in stock, not the exact size but very close; they are also a lot cheaper. We buy what we need and just hope that they will fit (well more a case of hoping that John can make them fit!)
John spends a day putting them in place, they are not the exact size, but with a little bit of making up you would never know the difference.
As the walls are new plaster up to the windows, John does not want to risk any cracks in the plaster, so he adds a trim around the windows, this will also make them look a little larger and once stained and varnished will give the appearance of a larger window frame.
No problem is in surmountable if you take the time to look at solutions.
The real difference will come in the warmth, these are the last of the old single glazed windows, apart from the little house, that does not have a window at all!