Mila Window and Door Maintenance refurbished Tilt and Turn Windows to 228 one and two bedroom flats in three high rise living accommodation blocks in Scunthorpe.
When windows and doors have been installed for a long period of time it is likely that seals particularly will no longer have their original manufactured elasticity and integrity and that hardware will no longer operate with the ease it once did.
Faulty seals can lead to draughts, water ingress and general resident discomfort, and locks, handles and hinges which are not operating properly are often put under undue force by residents trying to make them work as they used to.
Over a period of time this makes their operational performance worse and eventually they will not work at all.
Planned maintenance, including a full lubrication service for all working parts is the most cost effective way of maintaining your assets and of achieving outstanding resident satisfaction.
Adrian Vicker is General Manager of Siegenia, one of the leading window and door hardware suppliers in the UK, and Tristan Cooke is Managing Director of Mila Window and Door Maintenance, social housing’s leading window and door repairs and maintenance specialist contractor. In HA this month they discuss the importance of addressing safety and security as two different things when...