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taking out the glass on Velux window

Posted by Kerroux - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by winda1 - 4 years ago

You'll always get one negative reply from an expat on anglonfo...horses for courses.....the rest of us knew what you were trying to discuss!!  Just bear with!

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Posted by Kerroux - 4 years ago

Thankyou clarksinfrance for your reply.this is all i wanted to know.I shall leave them as they are and   fit blinds later.Very helpfull unlike other replies.



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Posted by clarksinfrance - 4 years ago

The gold sheen is an emmisivity coating, which stops too much heat being transferred into the room. It is fitted the correct way round.

If you don't wish people to see in you can do 1 of 3 things:

1 You can fit external electric blind/shutter on the outside of the window, I think you can get Photovoltaic blinds that need no mains electric to operate (they really aint cheap). I am assuming you didn't run mains electric to these veluxes, as you didn't state this in your posting. http://www.leroymerlin.fr/v3/p/produits/volet-velux-roulant-electrique-sml-mk04-pour-fenetre-de-toit-78-x-98-cm-e50431#&xtmc=fenetre_roulant&xtcr=1

2 You can fit internal blinds, are they reachable with a pole? You can then open and close the blinds at will. http://www.leroymerlin.fr/v3/p/produits/store-velux-dkl-m04-occultant-beige-pour-fenetre-78-x-98cm-e61291#&xtmc=velux_occultant&xtcr=3

3 you can fit an opaque plastic to the windows, which is easy enough if you can reach the windows. http://www.leroymerlin.fr/v3/p/produits/film-adhesif-pour-vitrage-antiregards-100x90-cm-e1400889044#&xtmc=filme&xtcr=38

The links are only examples of what are available, you may have different sized windows.

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Posted by MockTheCasbah-979852 - 4 years ago

Very amusing.

Is this an early 'April Fool' post?


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Posted by Kerroux - 4 years ago

I was just wondering if i turned the glass around would it stop you seeing in at night from the outside.

Posted by bartyb - 4 years ago

Never mind the bronze sheen, you can't see through glass from a lit room into a dark night.