Window Safety

Over the past year we have had 3 incidents where windows have fallen out.  Fortunately no one has been injured but we are asking residents to keep a check on the windows particularly the hinges which snapped in this instance.

The types of problems could be that the windows are hard to open and close or ill fitting/draughty or showing signs of rust on the ironmongery.  We will then arrange an urgent visit for our specialist contract who will do a check on all the windows.

In 2014, Patmore Co-Operative engaged the Building Research Establishment to survey the windows which were fitted in the early 1990s.  They concluded that they are in need of replacement and we have asked the Council to put them in their major works programme but until this can be done, we will have to keep them in repair as best we can so please do let us known if you think there is a problem