Preparation

Tools

The instructions contained in the manual are detailed and extensive, and you’ll require a reasonable level of DIY skills.

We recommend you read the manual completely before starting work on repairing your sash window. If you are in any doubt about carrying out any of the tasks you should not start this project.

Before you start work on your sash window ensure you have the following tools:

  • Dust sheets
  • Claw hammer
  • Blunt chisel, 25mm+ is preferable
  • Screwdrivers
  • Stanley knife
  • Pincers/Pliers
  • Nail punch
  • Plane
  • Scraper
  • Mouse (Used to re-thread new sash cord)
  • Small block of softwood (say 150mm of 50mm x 25mm)
  • Timber batten 50mm x 25mm longer than the width of the sashes
  • Router
  • Workmate Bench or similar
  • Tenon saw
  • Mitre Saw or Mitre Cutting Block
  • Mastic gun
  • Bathroom scales
  • White chalk

Step by Step Preparation Guide

Allow at least 6 hours to complete the overhaul and draught proofing of your window and longer if you need to add on paint drying time.

Clear a space around the window giving you sufficient room to remove the sashes.

Spread out your dust-sheets to protect the floor and any furniture.

Make sure nobody is outside below the window.

Ensure you have the correct PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)