Our latest ‘How To Guide’ is available now; How to replace parting bead in sash windows

It’s a subject area we quite often get asked about in our Trade Counter and it can be a source of difficulty for many people, so we’ve provided a step by step guide on how to replace parting bead in one of our quick reference ‘How to’ videos!

We’ve got some tips on what to remember when replacing parting bead in a sash window

  1. Remember that the top section of parting bead should have the brush facing out – but the bottom part of the sash should have the brush facing in.
  2. We recommend getting all the tools needed for the job before you even start touching the window – you don’t want to find you’re missing vital parts! We’ve included a full list below.
  3. Don’t you lose your weights – tie a knot in the cord whilst you’re undertaking the work and then attach them to the lower sash again when you’re finished
  4. If you don’t feel confident in what you’re doing – contact a specialist for a quote – we’ve got help and advice on this in our blog on how to find a sash window specialist.

What you’ll need

  • Replacement parting bead – make sure get the sizing right!
  • Brush to insert into the carrier – again, make sure you’ve got the length you need
  • Glue – we recommend Superglue
  • Tape measure
  • Saw
  • Panel pins
  • Hammer
  • Plyers