Repairs & Upgrades

Repairs & Upgrades

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Repairs & Upgrades

We offer a comprehensive repair and upgrade service which will both modernise and extend the life of your existing windows, doors and conservatories.

Repairs include:

  • Replacement of misted or broken sealed units
  • Replacing handles, hinges, letterplates and weatherstripping
  • Replacement window and door locks
  • Window and door alignment issues

Upgrades:

  • Increased security:
    • Replacing door cylinders with the ABS Snap Secure cylinder – the ultimate anti-snap lock. It’s a little-known fact that no matter how many hook or dead bolts your door may have, the cylinder is the weak point of the door. Using simple tools, a burglar can “snap” a door euro cylinder in as little as 13 seconds, thereby gaining access to the lock mechanism, and ultimately your home. With 67% of burglars breaking in through the front door*, it is essential that your door be as secure as possible from attack. New standards have been introduced to test a euro cylinder against this method of attack – TS007 and the tougher SS312 Sold Secure Diamond accreditation. ABS is the only security cylinder with both the new BSI TS007 maximum 3 star rating for security hardware and the Master Locksmiths Association SS312 Sold Secure Diamond accreditation; in addition to being Secured By Design (SBD) accredited. SBD is the official UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of ‘designing out crime’. SBD accreditation is recognised by insurance companies and can attract lower insurance premiums. Please see www.abs-secure.co.uk for further details
    • Protecting the vulnerable hinge side of an opening window sash with GT Stay-Guard Elite anti-jemmy hook and claw hinge protectors. Under test conditions, this product recorded the highest load rate for any friction stay defence device – more than twice that required to attain a pass. The test video can be viewed by following this link: www.gtwindowproducts.co.uk/stay_guard_elite.php
    • Fitting laminated sealed units to vulnerable windows and doors
  • Improving energy efficiency and comfort levels:
    • Recent advances in glass technology means it is now possible to tailor a sealed units specification to suit your individual requirements. The recently launched Glazing Options, from Saint-Gobain Glass, is an exciting new concept that introduces a flexible range of high performance glass configurations that deliver enhanced comfort, security and energy efficiency. In fact, you can even have different glass configurations in different windows or doors in your home. For example, you may wish to choose a glass for large south-facing windows or doors which reflects away more heat in the summer, thereby keeping you cool. In addition, choosing an acoustic control layer in the glass will enable you to enjoy a quieter, more relaxed living environment, enhancing your well-being and comfort. As a member of Saint-Gobain Glass’ Planitherm Installer Network we can help you choose the best Glazing Options for your home
    • Providing background ventilation by fitting trickle ventilators to windows. Background ventilation helps to achieve good indoor air quality which is important for health and also helps protect the fabric of the building from the harmful effects of condensation and mould, etc.
  • Conservatory refurbishment:
    • In addition to providing new conservatories, we offer a cost effective way to refurbish existing ones. First generation conservatories, many of which were built over fifteen years ago, can be transformed from a poorly performing glass box, to what could become the best room in the house. At the time these conservatories were built they offered the best available technology, however, as with everything else in life, huge advancements have been made – A-rated windows, bi-folding doors, high performance glass roofs, colour ranges and Loggia to name but a few.
       
      For further details, please visit the Conservatories section of our website

* 2010 Home Office crime statistics

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