Crittall highlight conservatory problem.

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Crittall highlight conservatory problem.

Post by pre65 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:18 am

At the back of my bungalow there is a Crittall Highlight aluminium frame conservatory.

Conservatory sounds posh, it's more like a de-luxe greenhouse. Mike H will know because he had one at his old house.

The glass is held in by W clips, which are easy to obtain, but I can't find any reference to the plastic trim that closes the aperture between the glass and frame. It is hard plastic, and nearly a square U shape (trough ?), and one edge fits between the W clip and the glass.

Anyone know what it's called, or where to get some ?

Lots of places seem to do bits for Crittall greenhouses, but not the Highlite.
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Post by Toppsy » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:31 am

Phil, have you tried contacting CRITTALL direct? https://www.crittall-windows.co.uk/contact/

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Post by pre65 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:44 am

Toppsy wrote:
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Phil, have you tried contacting CRITTALL direct? https://www.crittall-windows.co.uk/contact/
Thanks Colin.

Crittall stopped making those conservatories over 40 years ago, and they don't want to know about parts, unfortunately. Shame, as the factories were in Braintree, Witham and Silver End, not too far from me.

I've found since Googling that many people have tried, and failed to find a replacement. BUT I've not given up yet. :lol:
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Post by pre65 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:43 am

I'm going to order a sample piece of this, and see what I can do with it.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/End-Cap-Univ ... 1438.l2649
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Post by RichardG » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:28 pm

I am also trying to renovate an old Crittall Highlight conservatory and wondered if you had any joy in sourcing suitable seals?
If so, I would be grateful if you could point me in the right direction. Thanks in anticipation, Richard.

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RichardG wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:28 pm
I am also trying to renovate an old Crittall Highlight conservatory and wondered if you had any joy in sourcing suitable seals?
If so, I would be grateful if you could point me in the right direction. Thanks in anticipation, Richard.
Sorry Richard, I had no luck at all. :(
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Post by jack » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:25 pm

Do you any dimensions for this trim? Does it have to exactly as the current trim or would one of the many silicone rubber trims for other glasshouses do?
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Post by pre65 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:13 pm

jack wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:25 pm
Do you any dimensions for this trim? Does it have to exactly as the current trim or would one of the many silicone rubber trims for other glasshouses do?
Personally, I searched for days looking at every sort of glass trim known to mankind and I could not find anything the same.

I got a sample of something I thought might do, but it was not to be.

There seem to be many people searching for this trim.
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Post by Mike H » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:39 pm

I think ours has been demolished, as the builder guy put an extension on the back, where it was.
 
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Post by RichardG » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:58 pm

pre65 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:44 pm
RichardG wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:28 pm
I am also trying to renovate an old Crittall Highlight conservatory and wondered if you had any joy in sourcing suitable seals?
If so, I would be grateful if you could point me in the right direction. Thanks in anticipation, Richard.
Sorry Richard, I had no luck at all. :(
Thanks anyway! :(

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Post by RichardG » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:12 pm

I have just come across this website so if I can get someone to help me work out what size I need i might give them a try...https://www.gaskets-direct.co.uk/#step1

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Post by pre65 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:19 pm

Mine are shaped thin semi hard plastic.

One side fits under the metal glazing fasteners and the shaped part tucks into the frame so hiding the edge and the glass fixing clips.
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Post by Mike H » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:12 pm

Oh I remember. Like, imagine a 'D' cross section, then split down the middle, leaving half a flat and half a curve. I think some of ours fell out, never bothered trying to get them back in cos such a PITA.
 
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