Crack on the top joint of a PVC door, Verwood

Crack on the top joint of a PVC door, Verwood

The Problem:

Cracked PVC Door, Verwood

This customer, in Verwood, had a crack on the top joint of a PVC door.

To remedy this, I used a power-file to remove a ridge to fit a metal bracket.


Check out the ‘before’, ‘during’ and ‘after’ photos.

Below: PVC door with the crack.

Cracked PVC door Verwood.
PVC door with a crack at the top.

Below: Using a power-file to remove a ridge to fit a metal bracket.

Double glazing repairs, Verwood. Using a power-file to remove a ridge to fit a metal bracket.

Below: The bracket has been fitted and the PVC door is repaired.

The PVC door has been repaired.
Replacement misted, sealed, units – change to LowE thermal efficient glass

Replacement misted, sealed, units – change to LowE thermal efficient glass

The Task:

Replacement LowE thermal efficient glass and chrome handles in a bathroom window in Verwood, Dorset

My customer, in Verwood, had numerous sealed units which had misted up inside the double glazed units. She wanted them taken out and replaced with LowE thermal efficient glass, and the brass handles to be replaced with modern, chrome ones.

Below you can see her bathroom window with the old Florielle glass, the replacement Contora glass and the new chrome handle.

Bathroom window and the old, double glazing, with Florielle glass and old brass handle…

Old, Florielle glass.
Old, brass window handle.

The new Contora glass in the bathroom and modern, chrome handle…

New Contora glass.
New, replacement, chrome window handle.
Customer in Broadstone couldn’t open his kitchen window…

Customer in Broadstone couldn’t open his kitchen window…

Customer, in Broadstone, who couldn’t open his kitchen window…

This customer’s kitchen window was jammed shut, due to a broken gearbox mechanism.

RPS opened the window and replaced the broken window gearbox (on the left) and fitted the new replacement gearbox (seen on the right).


Contact RPS Locks & Glazing for all your double glazing repairs in Broadstone and surrounding areas of Dorset.

Below: the broken window handle and replacement.

Broken window gearbox on the left and new replacement gearbox on the right. Broken window repair Broadstone, Dorset.
Update the handles on double glazed back and front door, Ringwood

Update the handles on double glazed back and front door, Ringwood

The Task:

Update door handles on double glazed back and front doors

This customer wanted to update the handles on the back and front doors of his property in Ringwood, Hampshire.

This was a straightforward replacement of the old, gold, handle on the back door with a white one; the gold handle on the front door was replaced with a silver version.

Below: the old, gold door handle on the double glazed back door in Ringwood, Hampshire.

The old, gold door handle on the double glazed back door. Ringwood, Hampshire.

Below: The new, white door handle on the customer’s double glazed back door.

The new, white replacement door handle on the double glazed back door. Ringwood, Hampshire.

Below: The old, gold, door handle on the front door before it was replaced with a silver version.

Before: Old, gold door handle on the customer's front door before replacement.

Below: … the new, silver replacement door handle on the double glazed front door.

The new, silver door handle on double glazed front door in Ringwood.
Draughty window repair, Poole

Draughty window repair, Poole

The Task:

Draughty window repair, Poole

This customer, in Poole, had a draughty window. Upon inspection I discovered that the gap on the hinge side of the window was due to a failed hinge.

The solution was to fit a new pair of hinges, so that the window would shut properly without any draughts.

Below: Draughty window, in Poole, Dorset, due to gap caused by failed window hinge.

Draughty window, in Poole, Dorset, due to gap caused by failed window hinge.

Below: The old failed hinge or friction stay.

The old failed hinge or friction stay.

Below: the old hinge on the right – you can see where it has failed letting in a draught. The new improved hinge/friction stay on the left. RPS always replaces friction stays as a pair.

Before: the old hinge on the right - you can see where it has failed letting in a draught. The new improved hinge/friction stay on the left. RPS always replaces friction stays as a pair.

Below: with the new pair of hinges fitted the window shuts properly without any draughts.

Poole: with the new pair of hinges fitted the window shuts probably with no draughts.