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    More Window problems :-(

    How much would I expect to pay if I got a company out to do this?
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    More Window problems :-(

    Ahh, that makes more sense. Misread the post. Is that realistically a two man job then or something I could attempt on my own?
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    More Window problems :-(

    It's your typical 'normal sized' upstairs single upright window. I could probably fit out of it fairly easily. I'm curious as to whether this might be the best way to go about doing something like this, in fact, rather than climbing up a ladder. Simply leaning out the window, but equally, I...
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    More Window problems :-(

    I thought I had successfully navigated my window problems in the last thread, but I think this place is destined to have new windows throughout. A salesmans dream. I suppose there could be an argument for going down the new windows route. These double glazing windows were installed in 2003 and...
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    UPVC Conservatory Window Seized Shut - Help

    I'll pick one of those up from Screwfix this weekend and try it out. The plan is to do the entire house eventually, white handles, all matching etc. Previous had an acquired taste in window handles including mixing and matching and they all seem really cheap and loose!! Thanks, it's really good...
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    UPVC Conservatory Window Seized Shut - Help

    So, I'm back. I thought I had ordered the wrong mech as I couldn't get it to line up, but I think I was just installing it wrong with the shootbolts connected. I couldn't get it to line up with the frame for the screws. I went and had another go and one of the shootbolts dropped out of the...
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    UPVC Conservatory Window Seized Shut - Help

    Hi Ronnie, it's a push fit. Twist and push. I measured it, 20cm backset and 11.5m latch, so I've ordered one per those specs. I'll try it with the shootbolts installed and without. I assume the shootbolts fail due to the added mechanism friction. If I think it's too much, I'll just leave the...
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    UPVC Conservatory Window Seized Shut - Help

    Thanks, I was surprised myself, I must admit :D Much preferred to a company though of course. I'll do some measuring and start weighing up my options, be a post-Christmas job. Apologies for the mess in some of my photos, I bought this house as a bit of a fixer upper. So I've just taken a closer...
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    UPVC Conservatory Window Seized Shut - Help

    So I had a go at the 'hole', as it were with a flathead screwdriver. After wiggling various bits, mainly in the right hand hole, various pushing and nudging, something slipped and it appears the shootbolt returned ever so slightly, which was just enough to get the window open with a bit of brute...
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    UPVC Conservatory Window Seized Shut - Help

    On a scale of 1-10, how hard is that likely to be? I'm relatively handy but I've never done anything with windows and id be afraid of shattering them. I've got another photo. Is there anything in that right hole I can adjust?
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    UPVC Conservatory Window Seized Shut - Help

    I don't think that the allen key trick will work here because the bolt protrudes out of the side of the window rather than up and down like in those. If it did so, I'd be able to open this thing significantly easier :(
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    UPVC Conservatory Window Seized Shut - Help

    I have a sunroom-style conservatory on the back of the house I just bought. One thing I didn't check was the state of the door handles. Unfortunately, the right hand side window is seized shut, the shootbolt from the right is totally jammed in place. The left hand side is very funny, at best...
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