Clays Locksmiths Leicester had a call yesterday from a gentleman who said that he could not open his window. He informed us that he had just purchased the house and this particular window which was situated in the lounge would not open. He had tried for a couple of days himself to open the window and had even removed the handle to see if this was the problem. On this occasion there was no fault with the handle itself but on closer inspection when Clays Locksmiths Leicester arrived on site we could clearly see that the window mechanism had stopped working.
Now this was a very unusual locking mechanism on this particular window and Clays Locksmiths Leicester had never came across one like this before. But first of all we had to get the window open so that we could remove the mechanism , this its self proved to be difficult as it was tightly shut and the window was firmly locked into the frame. After some manipulating finally the window was open. Luckily this window was on the ground floor so we could go outside and remove the mechanism from the window. This particular type of mechanism was not being manufactured anymore so Clays Locksmiths Leicester had to fit a different type of system which was compatible for that window. After a few adjustments to the window itself the new system was fitted. All that had to be done now was to remove the original keeps from the frame. This is where the bolts and hooks on the window mechanism engage in to the window frame. We fitted new keeps onto the frame which are compatible with the new window mechanism and after a few adjustments the window was locking perfectly. Window mechanism we fitted was called a Maco espag, These are window mechanisms that we can fit on nearly all double blazed windows. So Clays Locksmiths Leicester always keep a wide range of different sizes of these on our vans in case of a situation like this . More information of these types of window mechanisms will be posted on our website soon.
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