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Taking out a window to get sofas in??

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Sychnant Mon 18-Jan-16 18:59:14

We really need new sofas, but due to the layout of the house we can only get small 2 seaters into the living room!

We have found sofas that we really like, but they are too big.

Is it mad to remove a window to get them in? Has anyone done this? Any ideas on cost?

Thanks smile

SauvignonPlonker Mon 18-Jan-16 19:09:40

We did! It was much cheaper than replacing the sofa. We're in a townhouse where the living room is in the 1st floor.

I had to co-ordinate the glaziers & removal men (who had a cherry-picker) to be there at the same time. The double-glazed window & surround was removed & replaced afterwards.

It cost about £240 for the window & about £40 to ask the removers back (they'd done the move the week before).

It probably took about an hour, but was money well spent for us.

Sychnant Mon 18-Jan-16 19:46:03

Brilliant, thanks! Looks like we might be able to get the bigger ones that we really like after all smile

ChristinaParsons Mon 18-Jan-16 19:48:50

Done it! Used a local window firm. They took the glass out in the morning replaced it in the afternoon when the sofa had been delivered. Charged me £50. Obviously had to stay in all day but was easy

SmallGreenBouncyBall Mon 18-Jan-16 19:51:02

is flat pack an option?

rewardformissingmojo Mon 18-Jan-16 19:52:04

DH did it, much to my horror! And put window back in. Didn't seem to faze him!

YouMakeMyDreams Mon 18-Jan-16 20:02:09

Dh and the delivery men took out or window to get the couch in. Ours has arms that stop it swinging out too far and they just screw off the frame. Did need two strong people to get it back on though it's heavy which had stupidly never occurred to me.

Qwebec Mon 18-Jan-16 23:44:21

We baught a really long sofa and had it made with all seats that are sectional, why don't you do that in stead?

Sychnant Tue 19-Jan-16 07:40:03

Thanks everyone!

Flat pack/sectional may be an option, I'll have a look - but we've found the ones we really like, and if we can get them in through the window then I think we'll do that.

We've been here for 12 years and always had cheap stuff, but we're in the position to buy something that we really like now smile

Pipistrella Tue 19-Jan-16 07:50:44

erm, what sort of windows are we talking about here?

If they're large UPVC ones it should be possible in theory but you need to check first before you order.

Have you measured the window?

If you have older windows (sash etc) then it'll be a lot more complicated.

Many sofas have arms that unbolt. You may need to remove the backing fabric to do this. It can make a difference.

Check the website and ring the manufacturer to ask about this as some companies make their sofas deliberately dismantleable to facilitate access.

VulcanWoman Tue 19-Jan-16 08:09:50

Just a tip for the future, when your new sofa is finished, to save paying again, take a saw to it. I had do this.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Tue 19-Jan-16 11:18:46

Had a bay sash window [just middle section] popped out to have a large sofa delivered. Think it cost me about £100 tops. Only issue was that some of the paint came away but it was easily fixed.

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