Unboxing the window and fitting the brackets

Hi, I’m Chris from Duratech. Today I’m here at JJ Roofing and we’re going to be installing a centre pivot pine roof window. As you can see from the box, the code for this roof window is DVXM4A. You don’t necessarily need to learn the codes as the size is on the box. As you can see here, it’s 78 x 98cm. As you can see from the box, we have a central pivoting pine roof window and this roof window can be installed between pitches of 15 degrees and 90 degrees. Once you begin unpackaging the window, you’ll find in the box the brackets, the handle and the fixings. And there will also be some instructions for fitting the window. This timber baton here is just for protection and will need to be removed prior to installing the window. For now, however, we are going to use it as protection just as we lift the frame up. Before installing the roof window, we will need to remove the sash from the frame. In order to do this, flip the frame over onto its side, open up the sash. These pins then need to be pressed. This is the opportune moment to take the ban off the bottom of the roof window as it can then be used to rest the sash on. You just peel it back. Once the buttons on the hinges have been pressed in, you can then remove the sash.

So in the box you’ll find two pairs of hinges, the fixings for the hinges, a handle and the fixings for the handle. There is also a packer. You’ll see from the instructions the brackets need to be installed 10cm down and there is a little groove which they just slot into. Then repeat the process for the other three brackets: two on the bottom, two on the top.

Attaching the frame

So all we’ve done here is we’ve cut back the batons, folded the felt over, stapled it back to make it nice and neat. Next we’re going to bring the frame through. We’re going to bring it through sideways and if you have your handle slots down to the bottom, you know you’ve got it the right way up. There are little slots on the hinges so you know it’s gone in the right way. So you want to have a tolerance of between 40 and 60mm and you want that on both sides. So once you’ve ensured that the frame is level, it can then be fastened to the batons. Don’t quite fasten the screw all the way in, as you’ll want to adjust it just before, for the final fix. And then simply do the same at the top. So once you’re happy everything is square and level, you can tighten up the screws.