How to Fix Easyfix  Secondary Glazing with Toggles

EASYFIX® double glazing comprises a flexible PVC edging strip, which is placed neatly around a piece of glass or plastic sheet and held in position by nylon fixing clips and woodscrews. A mitre gauge to help cut neat accurate corners is available separately - a feature unique to our system.It is also known as Clipglaze secondary glazing. Available as part of the secondary glazing range from Omega Build.

EASYFIX® edging is made for 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm glass or plastic sheeting, in clear, brown or white and can be purchased in component form, or (excluding 5mm) in pre-pack kits of 15m or 5m that include sufficient clips and screws. A mitre gauge and full fitting instructions are included in the pre-pack. 

Omega will be pleased to advise on glazing regulations for your application and also supply and cut to your requirements.

An EASYFIX® secondary pane can be fixed either to the opening window lights to allow ventilation and use of the windows, or to the main frame for maximum insulation and draught proofing. When use of the windows is required, we suggest the glass is installed externally. Where possible, allow the secondary glass to overlap the frame by 10mm on each edge.

An EASYFIX® secondary pane can be fixed either to the opening window lights to allow ventilation and use of the windows, or to the main frame for maximum insulation and draught proofing. When use of the windows is required, we suggest the glass is installed externally. Where possible, allow the secondary glass to overlap the frame by 10mm on each edge.

HELPFUL HINTS

The edging strip is always easier to work with when it’s warm. We suggest placing it in the airing cupboard or similar place the night before use. When placing edging strip onto glass DO NOT run finger down the back of the edging strip to apply it quickly, work a few centimetres at a time.

TOOLS REQUIRED

A screwdriver, craft knife or similar, ball-point pen and a tape measure.
 

USING EASYFIX® STEP BY STEP

1.  Place a mark on the edging strip 5cm from a neat squarely cut end.
2.  Lay the edging strip in the channel of the EASYFIX® mitre gauge so the mark on the edging strip is in the centre of the middle “V”. Holding the strip firmly in the two finger grips, cut down each side of the “V” with the sharp knife, being careful not to cut right through the strip.
3. Now carefully fit the edging strip on the glass, the cut out should mould easily around the first corner. Continue along this edge to the next corner and place a mark with the pen on the edging strip where the glass finishes. This point marks the position of the next corner.
4.  Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the edging strip is fitted around the pane of glass.
5.  You will need a clip about 5cm from each corner on each side, then clips spaced equally about 20-25cm along the remaining distance.
6.  Position the sheet carefully so there is an equal overlap on the frame on all four sides.
7. Fix the two clips on the bottom edge 5cm from the corners - these will hold the weight of the sheet.
8. Make sure the glass is clean and the window perfectly dry before resting the pane on the bottom fixing clips. Fix two clips on the top edge, making sure that one of these first four clips covers the join in the edging strip.
9. Now complete the window by fixing the rest of the clips as suggested above. It is always best to remove double glazing in summer to allow ventilation.