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ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Thu 09-Mar-17 06:48:47

We have new upvc windows and I'd like to get window restrictors fitted upstairs so I'm not worrying about the dc being in a room alone with a window open.

But I'm finding it quite hard. I definitely need one which is easily removable for fire reasons, but would also ideally like one which doesn't need to be drilled in.

Does anyone have knowledge of this mythical window restrictor, as so far it's eluding me!

izzyislington Sun 12-Mar-17 13:54:59

This is interesting to me as one of the things I hate most about my present (hinged) windows is that they are either closed or fully wide open. I would like to fit new sashes that could be left open a crack (at night etc) without worrying that someone could climb in.

NotMeNoNo Sun 12-Mar-17 23:43:43

I've been googling this as we had new double glazed sash windows and somehow they got ordered without restrictors.

I've narrowed it down to probably these Rola stops, they are a bit chunky but theoretically removable for fire escape, but not removable by child .

For new upvc windows, go back to the supplier. Ours have a kind of concealed clip that only lets the window open a few inches, but you push the end of it and it releases a hook for full opening.

PigletJohn Mon 13-Mar-17 00:01:04

some hinges have a restrictor built in, on the friction stay at the bottom. Or there might be a handle with a ventilation position.

Find your local plastic-window-and-plastic-door-repairwo/man (there will be one) by recommendation, and see what s/he suggests.

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Mon 13-Mar-17 06:37:00

Thanks so much for feedback. I stupidly hadn't thought of going back to the supplier, so I'll give them a call.

We do have the ventilation lock handles so if all else fails, that will be a help, but come summer I'd love it if I could l leave the window open a couple of inches without worrying about leaving the dc in the room alone.

JoyceJackloc Tue 28-Mar-17 10:41:30

Hi ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual I came across your question. Well, I work at Jackloc and have a toddler who likes to climb and explore. I can definitely recommend our window cable restrictors so you can leave your window open but don't have to worry about falling out of windows… obviously I’d say that, so here’s some facts – We're 'the original’ window cable restrictor and all of our products are designed, manufactured and tested in the UK. You get a 10 year guarantee and I can safely say that you’d be in safe hands, as Jackloc has no record of any incident of injury or death for the last 14 years. I hope this helps. You can find us in John Lewis or on Amazon. If you have any questions I’m happy to help.

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