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.

Monday, 13 August 2018

A joining together, so to speak.

I have been running the Cavendish blog for a couple of years and get traffic coming to see what Cavendish is all about but I also run an independent blog, which I started over seven years ago, it details more about things that have been  made - Metal Window Parts.
Metal Window Parts is more about look what can be done and my take on solutions to fenestration problems - I could put Window problems but google tends to think you mean Windows XP, 7, 10 etc!

So, I am going to introduce Cavendish readers to Metal Window Parts and vice versa.
Along with that, throw my brother's new venture into the mix - sort of keeping it in the family.

Nigel has many skills to draw on, being a prototype engineer and 3D CAD wizard - making things is what he does. He also has a great love of dogs, which goes back to when we grew up on a farm, with Bessie and Misty being our first dogs, back in the 60s.
So, this is a first for either blog - some pictures of dogs!

Bushed Bones Beds For Dogs

To celebrate their launch, there is a chance to win a bespoke bed, for your faithful friend and if you don't have a dog, you must know someone who does!
The competition runs to the end of August, so click on the link below and scroll down to the competition details.
Bushed Bones Competition Link

The best of luck to those that enter! : )

Anyway, back to the plot!

If you have only ever visited the Cavendish Blog, click here on this link, to take you to Metal Window Parts. Metal Window Parts Blog

If you would like to call Cavendish Hardware, we are on 0116 2742195 or if you would prefer to email an enquiry, you can reach us here.

If you would like to call Nigel or Sam at Bushed Bones, you can reach them on 01509 278178.

Right, I'm off to start getting some of these made. . . . .

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Brass Handle Replica

Another interesting project - customer sent us this handle and wanted replicas making.

So, a new replica backplate was made and mated onto a current, available handle - which is still made after all these years and is a cousin of the one that is shown.

Really pleased with the way these have turned out.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Caldwell Folding Openers

Just to let you know, we have now increased our stock levels of Caldwell Folding Openers, to compliment our range of Caldwell Sash Balances.
The part numbers on the images relate to our internal system - Caldwell part numbers are shown on a Matrix, which detail a range including 110, 111, 112 - through to 187, 190 and 191.

With a huge range of variations, these are suitable for Aluminium, PVC and Timber frames and with link bars and accessories available, there are very few situations where a Caldwell Folding Opener cannot be fitted.

If you would like a PDF copy of the above Matrix, please click here : Cavendish Folding Opener Matrix or give us a call on 0116 2742195 or drop us a line on