Sheds and Storage

   

Sheds with Windows

A Shed with Windows  

Shed windows may function as fixed lights

     
Ventilation   or open for added ventilation.
     
Perspex  

 

 

 

Sheds are normally supplied with perspex / acrylic windows. Mainly due to safety and security.

 

Is there a difference between perspex and acrylic? The answer is no, acrylic is the name of the material - perspex is just one particular brand name. There are many different manufacturers of acrylic.

 

   

 

   

Acrylic is:

   

 

Hi-Impact Acrylic Window  

Impact resistant - Does not crack or break easily.

     
Lightweight  

Lightweight - Half the weight of glass alternatives.

     
Durable  

Durable - Any material exposed to the elements all year round has to be durable. Acrylic is used for signage and garden furniture.

     
A Bus Shelter  

Weather resistant - Acrylic is extremely weather resistant, and is able to withstand low temperatures without cracking or becoming brittle. Because of this, it is often used in bus shelters.

     
Highly Transparent Acrylic  

Transparent - Good quality acrylic is very clear and allows 92% of visible light to pass through it. It keeps its clarity without turning yellow when exposed to sunlight over long periods.

     
Acrylic Being Worked   Easy to work - Acrylic can be cut and drilled.
     
100% Recyclable  

100% Recyclable - Perspex is recycled into recycling bins, so that what goes around, comes around.

     
   

FAQ

     
How do I clean perspex/acrylic?  

How do I clean perspex / acrylic? 

For general purpose cleaning, simply wash with clean cold water and a drop of washing-up liquid. The use of any solvents, e.g. white spirit or turpentine, is neither necessary nor recommended.

     
 


Do perspex / acrylic sheets turn yellow in the sun?

No, theyshould not turn yellow in the sun. Most manufacturers offer a 10 year guarantee against discolouration.

     
 

What tools can be used on perspex / acrylic sheets?

To achieve a good finish, all tools used to cut acrylic need to be sharp.

Jigsaws, handsaws, hacksaws and fret saws are all suitable for use on acrylic.

When drilling holes in acrylic, use an electric drill with high speed steel bits.

     
 

What is recommended when drilling holes in perspex / acrylic sheets?

Use a small diameter drill bit to pilot the hole, followed by the correct diameter drill bit - drilling very slowly. The area you are drilling should be supported by a piece of wood to prevent cracking the exit hole. A countersink bit can then be used to clean the hole and to prevent cracking forming around the hole. 

Wonkee Donkee Recommends Standard HSS Drills

     
 


What types of saw are recommended?

There are saws designed for cutting plastic, but fine-toothed saws for small jobs can be used, such as hacksaws and fret saws. The perspex / acrylic must be firmly fixed and only light pressure applied.

     
   

Fitting Perspex / Acrylic Glazing to Your Shed Window

   

 

 A Garden Shed  

Most manufacturers will supply a shed with the window(s) already glazed.

     
Glazing a Perspex Window  

 

 

 

 

 

 

If not, or at some stage you may need to replace existing glass or perspex / acrylic.

Instructions Installing an Acrylic Window: 1  

 

 

 

From the outside, place the sill [plastic 'z' strip] across the bottom of the window opening. The long face of the 'z' should face down the outside of the window side. Fix in place with 20mm panel pins. If a double window, put the cover strip in position and nail to the verticle frame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place the glazing sheet into the window rebate from inside your shed. Make sure the bottom edge of the glazing sheet sits on the outside of the sill.

 

 

 

 

 

From inside the shed, fix the window beading [top and sides only] with 25mm nails. The hammer will slide against the glazing sheet as you drive home the nail.

     

 

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