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window won't close - who should I call/what should I do

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ConstantlyCooking Tue 25-Aug-09 18:36:04

A window in our house won't close. it was fine yesterday morning, but last night it seemed to be slightly out of alignment and so won't close. Do i need a builder or a carpenter or does anyone have any ideas for a DIY fix?

spicemonster Tue 25-Aug-09 18:41:47

Is it wood framed?

MrsBadger Tue 25-Aug-09 18:51:24

new or old house?

wood framed or dg?

ConstantlyCooking Wed 26-Aug-09 22:54:47

Thanks for responses - sorry I am late getting back to you. Have been busy helping new AP to settle in.
The house is new(approx 10 years) and the frame is wooden and double-glazed.
The problem is possibly with the hinges rather than the frame - the window pushes out with extending hinges IYKWIM.

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Wed 26-Aug-09 22:56:53

Mine does this, if it's a ground floor window then go outside, push it upwards as you close it and this should do the trick. You can't do this if it's an upstairs window without a ladder, you need to replace the hinge.

ConstantlyCooking Thu 27-Aug-09 08:40:56

Thanks Fluffy - will try that later (currently sitting at PC in pink fluffy dressing gown!)

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Thu 27-Aug-09 19:22:10


Hope it helps.

ConstantlyCooking Sun 30-Aug-09 23:33:50

Hi, have tried pushing it upwards but this has not helped. The window closes but the catch is out of alignment to close it properly. Hmmmmm hmm

midlandsmumof4 Mon 31-Aug-09 01:04:23

Can you re-aligne the window by moving the catch?

ConstantlyCooking Mon 31-Aug-09 22:26:37

We could, but in that case I would probaly try to take the window out and re-align the hinges - i was hoping it was something simple!

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