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 Post subject: Stevenson screens
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:23 pm 
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I need to buy a new one - this is what I know so far.

My current screen is an ex standard issue from the Met'O, dimensions are:
Width 572 mm (22.5 inch)
Depth 395 mm (15.5 inch) - height doesn't really come into it.

from x2 companies the dimensions for the new single louvered composite screens seem to vary, but they are different dimensions to the old standard and hence won't fit onto a standard stand.

Choice - keep with the standard (wood) or go for the new which will entail:
1.) buying a new stand
2.) digging up your old stand and putting the new in

PRICES
For standard (wood)
Metcheck - £615 don't know if this includes VAT and p+p
Fairmount - at least £650 then plus VAT and p+p
Russell Scientific - at present being told £650 inc VAT and p+p

How Long do they last?
the usual answer is 'it depends how well that you look after it', but the chap at Fairmount said '5-10yrs'
woah, this surprised me, should last longer than that.

But the new ones are, I believe, still prone to discolouring (going grey) and yes don't need much maintenance, and whilst they are basically the same price as the standard, you take your pick.

But why invent a new screen that doesn't fit onto the old stands is beyond me

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 Post subject: Re: Stevenson screens
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:12 pm 
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is your current wooden one not repairable?


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 Post subject: Re: Stevenson screens
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:31 pm 
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If I took it to a good carpenter, then probably yes, but I just have to wonder if it is worth it.

Russell have confirmed the price as £650 all in - with £30 for thermom' fittings.

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 Post subject: Re: Stevenson screens
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:38 pm 
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A better option is buy the Kit version, if you can still get them, its not difficult.
I built my own from kit in 1990 eventually giving it over to Paul then he passed
it on to someone else.

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 Post subject: Re: Stevenson screens
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:25 pm 
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Carl M wrote:
A better option is buy the Kit version, if you can still get them, its not difficult.
I built my own from kit in 1990 eventually giving it over to Paul then he passed
it on to someone else.


not sure they do them anymore?

i had a look a while ago and couldn't locate a kit version


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 Post subject: Re: Stevenson screens
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:57 pm 
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Two thoughts. First there used to be a guy advertising on ebay and others.Screens for £250, quite recently. Not looked myself but might be worth a check. Also the do turn up occasionally through COL. Seen a couple recently being give away.
Second, I have one of the plastic screens and ,yes, new stand. Had it for a few years now and makes maintenance really easy, just a wipe down with a damp cloth every so often. Will last a lot longer than a wooden one and if you are going to spend that sort of money has got to be worth a good look. I did not notice any significant change in results after the change but I know there has been a couple of reviews done on comparisons. I would not go back to the wooden screen. I am no longer able to maintain them anyway, but they feel stronger all the way round. With doors at front and back it is a winnder for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Stevenson screens
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:26 am 
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I had this nagging feeling that I had missed something somewhere - and now I have found it.

The Weather Shop sell the MET-01
this is the Met'O approved screen that will be the one supplied to Paul - certainly looks and reads the same.

the price is £844.40
With an extra £80 odd quid for the thermom' mounts - but includes VAT and p+p - hopefully there may be some movement on that price!!

however, and crucially, the dimensions seem to suggest that it should drop straight onto the stand that I currently have - they give dimensions of:
‚ÄĘExternal Width 567 mm x depth 390 mm x height 579 mm

My current screen is: 572x395 so 0.5cm bigger all round - so basically nothing.

Need to speak to their 'technical person' who is not back until Monday - and the screen has a 6 week delivery timescale.

CARL - PAUL - could you confirm that this is the screen that you now have (link below) and if it/you needed a new stand.
Also how you attach it to the screen - the photos seem to suggest through the legs, if so did it come pre-drilled or did they leave you to drill holes in a composite screen(surely not).

https://www.weathershop.co.uk/shop/trad ... naloutdoor

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 Post subject: Re: Stevenson screens
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:22 pm 
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Darren - Yes, that's the same screen the Met O sent me. It came with all attachments
stand, screws, bolts...no pre-drilling. Question is will the screen fit your stand, I'm not sure but
I'm thinking no. You'll need to talk your tech guy or even contact Met O themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: Stevenson screens
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:37 pm 
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Carl - I've e-mailed the Met'O and see what they say.

how is your screen attached?
Is it via the legs (did you have to drill it yourself?) or do have one of those 'bracket' type things like Paul that (from memory) fit on the sides with a long screw running through - probably not a good description.

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 Post subject: Re: Stevenson screens
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:41 pm 
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how is your screen attached?
Is it via the legs (did you have to drill it yourself?) or do have one of those 'bracket' type things like Paul that (from memory) fit on the sides with a long screw running through - probably not a good description.


Yep, attached exactly as you say - no drilling. The screen's the same as Paul's.

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