Windows Question

Double glazed window won't open. can it be fixed?

We have a double glazed window but the window won't open. The handle moves but it does not unlock the window. Locked or unlocked with the key makes no difference. I think the metal plate inside that moves up and down has broken off as I had to fix another window which broke while open. This one has broke while closed so can it be fixed or would we have to replace the whole window? Thanks for anyones help.

3 Answers

Get a good window fitter round, he should be able to open it.

Answered 28th Feb 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

the mechanism sounds as if it is seized up or the handle might be broken
it is a quick fix if the mechanism can be obtained
however if the mechanism cant be obtained a new window would be required

Answered 6th Mar 2011

C Glancey

Member since 20 Jan 2010

The mechanism can be changed in any window, most windows you can adjust to fit other spagg or shoot bolts. many thanks, Kl window doctor.

Answered 4th Apr 2014

K L Window Doctor and Building Repairs

Member since 7 Mar 2014

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