Tel. 01482 658857 or 0789 979 6062
1 Bramble Hill, Beverley HU17 8UZ
(previously Ashdene Close, Willerby)
Window won't open
From a mechanical view, a window typically consists of three essential items: the locking mechanism, usually fitted underneath the window; the handle; and the support arms/hinges. A window that doesn't open is normally a fault with either the handle or the mechanism, both of which are fairly easily, and relatively inexpensive, to repair. Knowing which it is requires the window to be open and opening the window, especially in terms of a failed mechanism, is best left to a company such as ourselves as we won't damage or mark your window
Window won't lock
The causes behind a window not locking are similar to a window not opening, however, with the window being accessible it makes it slightly easier to determine the cause. Additionally, the cause could be the support arms, and this usually presents itself in the window hitting the frame when it closes/opens.
Gap round the edge of window causing draught
One of our most common service calls. If you can close and open your window relatively normally but notice that the window isn't sitting flush in the frame and there's a gap around one edge so you can either see daylight or feel a draught, this is almost certainly means a support arm, or friction stay, has failed or worn.
Condensation on or in window
The first thing to ascertain is where the condensation actually is; if it can be wiped dry then the most likely cause is air cirulation in your home. This is cured by use of a dehumidifier or leaving windows open to create a flow of air in the house, however, this isn't always the case but we've found this cures just about every case. Interestingly, we had some new windows fitted recently at our home and they condense when the temperature outside is cold and the inside is warm and is a feature of new types of energy glass. Apparently!
If it's inside the glass, between the two panes, then the unit seal has failed and the glass unit requires replacing, commonly referred to as misting windows (see our other page specifically dealing with misted windows)
Window handle broken
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