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 Ultion cylinder – the ultimate anti-snap lock.

    The Office of National Statistics has found that 73% of home burglaries take place through a door. Therefore, whichever door you choose, it is essential that your door be as secure as possible from attack.

    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 under 10 seconds, thereby gaining access to the lock mechanism, and ultimately your home. New standards have been introduced to test a euro cylinder against this method of attack – BSI TS007 and the tougher Master Locksmiths Association SS312 Sold Secure Diamond accreditation.

    We are pleased to be able to offer a solution to the problem of lock snapping in the form of the Ultion cylinder.

    The Ultion lock is one of only two euro security cylinders with both the TS007 maximum 3 star rating for security hardware and the SS312 Sold Secure Diamond accreditation; the latter being awarded only after the most strenuous and up-to-date testing procedure in the UK – a process that the lock has to undergo every 12 months in order to retain the accreditation. In addition, the cylinder is 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.

    The Ultion cylinder is covered by the Ultion Snap Guarantee. Should a burglary take place as a result of the Ultion cylinder lock being snapped, you will receive £1,000 compensation. The guarantee is completely free of charge and is valid for 10 years from the point of installation.

  • 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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