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.
Broken, Misted, or Damaged Double Glazed Windows?

Broken, Misted, or Damaged Double Glazed Windows?

Broken, Misted, or Damaged Double Glazed Windows?

If your double glazed windows and doors become problematic you probably don’t need to replace the whole unit.

RPS Locks and Glazing can usually change the glass and the moving parts of the window, saving you both time and money.

We Mend Misted Windows & Doors, Poole, Dorset

A common problem with double glazing is that windows and doors become misted, due to trapped condensation in the cavity between the two sheets of glass. The moisture cannot be wiped clean as it is inaccessible, meaning you can’t see through your windows and doors properly.

If the rest of your double glazing is in good condition we can simply replace the misted unit(s). This will not only improve the appearance, it means greater energy efficiency and lower bills.

I mend broken, damaged, and misted double glazed windows and doors in Poole, Bournemouth, Colehill, Corfe Mullen, Christchurch, Ferndown, Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Verwood, Alderholt, West Moors, Wimborne and surrounding areas.

Contact me now for help with misted double glazed windows and doors, and double glazing repairs.

Condensation in double glazed window in Poole, Dorset. Condensation double glazing.

Above: Misted window at a property in Poole, Dorset, with trapped condensation.

Replacement double glazed Georgian bar window, to remove condensation.

Above: New, replacement glass at a property in Poole, Dorset. No condensation!

Broken Window Lock, Southbourne

Broken Window Lock, Southbourne

The Problem:

Broken window lock, Southbourne

A customer in Southbourne couldn’t lock their window because the lock was badly corroded.

I visited and was able to get the lock fully working again by replacing the old lock mechanism and handle.

Below: The broken window lock with the new, replacement lock mechanism for my customer in Southbourne, Bournemouth.

Broken window lock with replacement lock mechanism.
Don’t make your property an easy target for thieves!

Don’t make your property an easy target for thieves!

Don’t make your property an easy target for thieves!

British Summertime Has Begun…

As the clocks go forward and British Summertime begins, police are urging householders not to make their property an easy target for thieves.

It’s good to pay extra attention to home and vehicle security, as lighter evenings and warmer weather can be a good incentive for would-be burglars.

Remember that most thefts from homes and vehicles are carried out by opportunists, who look for doors and windows that have been left open, or property on display in vehicles.

Property security in Dorset & Hampshire.

Property Security Checklist

  • Always lock windows when you leave the house and keep front and back doors locked, or in view, when you’re at home. Remove keys from locks and keep them in a safe place.
  • Never leave your house or car keys in or near a door or window…. or your letterbox. Thieves sometimes use an implement such as a fishing rod, cane or aerial to hook your keys out.
  • Fit a door chain and spy hole. A chain allows you to speak to the caller without opening the door fully; a spy hole lets you see who’s at the door.
  • Fit 5 lever mortice locks to all external doors.
  • Check cylinder locks on patio/plastic doors to ensure they’re snap and bump resistant. RPS Locks and Glazing can advise and fit these for you. More information on door and window security.
  • Don’t leave keys in a convenient hiding place, e.g. under the doormat. Thieves know and check all the usual hiding places!

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.
Remove leaded lights, replace with Low E Thermal efficient glass

Remove leaded lights, replace with Low E Thermal efficient glass

The Task:

Remove leaded lights and replace with Low E Thermal efficient glass, Alderholt

My customer, in Alderholt, wanted two leaded light windows removed and the glass replaced with Low E thermal efficient glass.

The old, leaded, glass was taken out and new, thermal efficient glass fitted in both UPVC windows.

Below: the original UPVC leaded light window, at customer’s address in Alderholt.

Leaded light window, Alderholt.

Below: The window after the leaded light glass has been removed and replaced with thermal efficient glass.

Leaded light window after glass has been replaces. Alderholt, Dorset.

Below: the UPVC leaded light window before replacement.

Before: the leaded light window. Alderholt, Dorset.

Below: The window after the leaded light glass has been removed and replaced with thermal efficient glass.

Poole: The window after glass...