Gen­eral care

Period Living - - Maintenance -

Even win­dows that seem to be beyond re­pair can of­ten be over­hauled. Wher­ever pos­si­ble, re­tain orig­i­nal glass – it’s valuable and beau­ti­ful due to ‘im­per­fec­tions’ that bring it to life.


● Open win­dows and in­spect in­side and out, us­ing a pointed knife or screw­driver to probe for cor­ro­sion.

● Check hinges and catches.

● Gen­tly ease case­ments that are stuck.

● Con­tact a black­smith or spe­cial­ist me­tal win­dow com­pany to make re­pairs.

● Carry out new work on a like-for-like ba­sis.

● Where orig­i­nal glass has to be re­moved, care­fully scrape away putty and gen­tly ease out the glass. In steel win­dows it’s of­ten held in place by spring clips.

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