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  1. Replacement Handle SOS Feedback and a New Apprentice

    We received a SOS email from would be Upvc Spares 4 Repairs customer Cath, requiring a replacement Acovet Upvc Door handle which was no longer manufactured. This was no problem for Craig in our technical team who identified a retrofit replacement part we stocked (the Avocet Roto Upvc Door Handle 92pz 163mm Screw Fix Retro Replace Match). Cath placed the...
  2. Look At The Size Of That!

    Its not often we are left scratching our heads at Spares4repairs and we do see some strange things that have been fitted over the last 40 plus years to windows and doors. However, when the enquiry came in for a euro door cylinder 100mm internal and 35mm external “Oh and by the way it needs to be a thumb turn...
  3. Secure French Doors With a Patlock

    The Patlock is the ultimate french door security device. Patlock provides maximum visibility to show any would be intruder that the door is security protected. Even if the door cylinder locks are attacked the Patlock will remain in place and keep the doors securely locked. Customers love the Patlock as not only does it provide visibility security to make a...
  4. Is It Time To Secure Your Property?

    In these surreal times it is natural that we all feel that little bit less secure & whilst that is a natural result of the insecurity the Covid 19 virus has forced upon us all it has led me to reviewing what we can be doing to make our homes more secure and getting round to those quick and easy...
  5. How To Cover Ugly Gaps Around Windows or Doors

    Using a uPVC architrave to seal over and cover ugly the gaps around windows or doors is an easy way to tidy them up, with just a small saw and a tube of acrylic sealer and an applicator gun. Avoid using silicone sealer to stick the trims, unless you are working in a bathroom or similar. An ugly gap example...
  6. Put a Smile Back On Your Door

    If you can see your door furniture is looking a little worse for wear these days, then now could be the ideal time to bring it all up to date. The handles and letterbox are easy to swap with a screwdriver and a little time, which we have on our side now. You could upgrade to a chrome or gold...
  7. Is It Time To Get Your Upvc Windows Back Into Full Working Order?

    We all know we never seem to get round to those stiff and tired windows that we have to slam shut and force open. With spring now upon us and most of us forced to spend more time at home, we now have an opportunity to sort them out meaning that we can once more secure our property’s and come...
  8. Struggling To Keep Busy? Give Your Windows and Doors Some TLC

    Struggling to keep busy? now is the time to give your windows and doors some TLC. Why not clean your uPVC frames with our Gardinia Siroflex SX UPVC Frame Cream Cleaner Litre Bottle UPVC Restorer? in addition you can also get the glass looking as good as new with our Gardinia Siroflex SX Glass Cleaner Litre Bottle Upvc Double Glazing...
  9. How to Fit A New Handle To Your uPVC Window

    When your handle breaks on a window and you need to replace it, the following method should be used. Firstly, there are a lot of different handles on the market, so the methods could change slightly on each, but generally they should be similar. If you can see any screw covers on the handle, then they need to be removed...
  10. Deep Cleaning of White uPVC Window Frames

    A job we all keep putting off, but we know we need to get our heads round one day is cleaning the window and door frames. Given that we now find we have some spare time at home due to the lockdown suggested by the Government, it could be an idea to knuckle down and deep clean those white uPVC...

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