Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Teleflex Clearline Ratchet Handle

As one of our specialities is Replica Parts for Windows, this was one of those things that had run out with no means of acquiring any more - The Teleflex Ratchet Handle.
Used on the Siding Sash operator and in areas where it is difficult/impossible to get a full 360 degree rotation.

This is the original unit, shown with extension tubes we made at the time, which is a moulded plastic, that over time has become brittle, which leads to failure.


These are the the replacement units, Aluminium - powder coated, with Stainless Steel and Brass components - if you are looking for any of these, please give us a call on - 0116 2742195.







Friday, 14 June 2019

Crittall Door parts.

There must be thousands of these still around!



This was something different to do - 1930's flat in London, the doors were in good order but some of the parts for the locking bolts were missing or broken.


We were contacted by Landseer Design & Innovation, of Solihull, West Mids and asked if we could help out on a job they were working on in London.

These are the parts we made for them.


This is what they looked like, when fitted on site.

For more detailed descritption and images, please go here:
Crittall Door Repair

If you are looking for anything like this, please give us a call on 0116 2742195

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Cavendish Hardware at The Fit Show

Well, after 13 years absence, we finally went back to the NEC - the exhibition was The Fit Show and covered three halls. Our stand was small but attracted a lot of visitors.


Lots of rare, unusual and oddball parts for windows, were on display and there were several images of previous projects, on the rear display board.
Hi to anyone who dropped by our stand - nice to see you, hope we can help you with something.













Monday, 18 March 2019

Siegenia LM3100 Tilt and Turn Parts

Pictures say a 1000 words. . . . We are having a big clear out, so thought I would show you the last of our Siegenia Tilt and Turn Gear and Handles.
Give us a call on 0116 2742195, if you are looking for help with these items.







Thursday, 7 March 2019

Coals to Newcastle - Steel Window Beading to New Zealand!!

Coals to Newcastle is a well known saying but we can now add "Beading to New Zealand" - our first ever order shipped out to NZ!!

This was done back end of last year and involved my joinery skills (little used these days) to fabricate a packing crate. Quite enjoyable, for a change and I was very happy with the result - which is more than I can say about the photography!!

This lot made it all the way to Auckland, for a refurb on an old installation at the Fish Market.






Monday, 19 November 2018

Sash Balances, Sash Spring, Spiral Balances.

Thought I would just stick up a post about Sash Balances, as most people repairing sashes with spiral balances/pre-tensioned balances come across the run of the mill balance feet but we can help out on the many you may not have come across.

In true Blue Peter style. . .  here's some I did earlier!



These are an uncommon fitting, attached to standard D Type Balances, in order for a repair to be carried out on sashes that are still in good, usable order but just need replacement balances to go on for another decade, or so.
This type of sash would be 25 to 35 years old and we do fitting for ones that are a lot older than that.

These are just some options - if you find you are stuck for a particular type of fitting, give us a call on 0116 2742195.
Sash Balance Fittings

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Crittall Handle and Prize Winner

We have been really busy over the last 8 or nine weeks, so time to put up another post!

First off is a Crittall Handle, made by Caldwell Hardware, which is a concealed fix.



An unusual choice for Crittall - an aluminium handle on a steel window.
They are all now of an age and are starting to fail on a fairly regular basis, so the task in hand is to come up with a replacement that will do the job and fit straight on!
Not an easy one, so watch this space!


The second thing is to update you on the Bushed Bones competition.

The custom made bed was won by Jess Cartwright's puppy, Willow!
Congratulations to Jess and Willow.