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How to replace my old fly screens?

Pooja1
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How to replace my old fly screens?

I need to replace my old windows fly screens frames. Can someone help me out how to make and replace them.  Thank you.  

MitchellMc
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Re: making window frame with fly screen

Welcome to the Workshop community @Pooja1. Many thanks for your question, I'd be happy to assist.

 

Our wonderfully talented community member @Tara86, has recently added a step by step D.I.Y article on How to replace a flyscreen. I'm sure you will find it helpful in your project.

 

On the topic of making flyscreen frames, here's how to go about it.

 

Step 1

 

Take your existing flyscreen and measure both the height and width. If they are too damaged, you can take measurements directly from the window. Make sure the window is square before taken measurements. You need to make an allowance of up to 3mm so the frame fits the window. If there is a top track, you also need to make an allowance for the screen slotting up into it and dropping back down into the bottom track.

 

Step 2

 

The materials you will need:

 

Step 3

 

Measure the frame piece along the longest side tip to tip, as this will be the outside of the frame. Make sure the frame is channel side up in the mitre box and the channel in on the inside of the 45° cut. Use the mitre box to cut a 45° angle. You can screw the mitre box down to some timber to aid accuracy. Proceed to cut the other 3 sides of the frame.

 

Step 4

 

Take your four sides and insert the frame corners into them. They should be a snug fit. Ensure the 45° cuts line up and meet each other. Test fit the frame in the window, to see if any slight size adjustments are needed.

 

Installing the flyscreen is covered thoroughly in Tara's instructions How to replace a flyscreen.

 

If you have further questions on the process or need more assistance, please let me know.

 

Mitchell

 

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Re: making window frame with fly screen

Great stuff @MitchellMc. This is very helpful.

 

I'm wondering how would you go about attaching the fly screen to the window once it is ready? Obviously we will need mechanisms to hinge it at the window frame as well as convenient ways to open, close and lock it. A step by step instruction with the required materials would be appreciated.

 

Hammad.

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: making window frame with fly screen

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @hammadali. It's awesome to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about flyscreens.

 

You'll need to see one of our helpful team members at your local store to place a Special Order for some flyscreen frame hinges from ROLLTRACK. The first installation step would be drilling holes into the window frame. These will allow you to insert the screw-in pins for the hinges. The mounting sections are pushed onto the pins and your frame slotted into them. To lock the frame into the closed position, you can use Rolltrak Clear Flyscreen Butterfly Clips. These are screwed into the frame on the opposite side of the hinges. Depending on how your window frame is constructed, you might need to use an offset flyscreen clip.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Mitchell

 





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