Window and Door Installation
Period properties are sometimes hundreds of years old, so you never know what you’ll find when you take out the existing windows or doors. From floor to ceiling, there’s always something to look out for.
That’s where our team of experienced installers comes in. Trained by Todi himself, our fitters have the knowledge and skills to deal with any problems that arise with the utmost care, honesty, and transparency and achieve a beautiful finish that’s in keeping with your property.
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How to prepare for window installation
It’s important to take the necessary precautions before installing windows or doors. It can be a messy process so you need to cover all bases in terms of protecting your home and furniture.
1. Protect your floors
Our fitters cover all of the working spaces in the house to protect the floor from dust, dirt and debris.
Where there’s carpet, we use thick carpet protection film that runs all the way to the skirting and put dust sheets under the windows and doors. On wood and stone floors, we use 2mm thick corrugated boards that protect the flooring from being damaged.
2. Protect your furniture
Typically, windows are situated on one side of the room, leaving the opposite side unused. In such cases, we install floor-to-ceiling plastic screens to shield this unused area from any dust.
Should this arrangement not work for any specific reason, we take extra precautions by draping the furniture with both plastic sheets and occasionally dust sheets, ensuring a thorough safeguarding process.
3. Remove the rubbish
If we’ve parked just outside the property, the rubbish from the fitting (the old broken windows and doors) goes straight into our vans. If we’ve parked a bit further away, we’ll leave the rubbish on top of a dust sheet outside and then load it onto our vans at the end of each day.
Once we’ve removed all of the rubbish, we sweep up after ourselves and do all the clearing and tidying for you.
Door and Window Installation: Ensuring a Smooth Process
In our experience, the smoothest installations are based on good communication between us and our clients.
Before installing French doors or sash windows, we like to establish great communication even before we’ve started work. For instance by clarifying if you’d like us to start in certain locations or if you have any work meetings at home during certain times, to name some examples.
Before we arrive
- Put anything that’s particularly valuable or fragile away in the corner of the room that’s furthest away from the windows or doors that are being replaced.
- If you have a burglar alarm, please make sure you turn it off before we arrive (especially if you’re not going to be in!).
- If any cables need to be moved or cut through, please let us know ASAP.
The more information we have about the area we’ll be working in, the better, so we can plan for any potential issues and overcome them.
Where we start
We usually start from the top of the property and work our way down to create as little disruption, dust and dirt as possible. If you’d prefer us to work differently, let us know and we’ll adapt our approach to accommodate your needs.
After we’ve left
Unfortunately, one element of the installation we don’t take care of is re-decorating. We do leave things as tidy and as neat as possible, but we don’t paint the walls around the windows to match the colour of the walls.
Likewise, on the outside, if there’s rendering instead of brick, we don’t paint the render. If you would like help with this work, we’re more than happy to recommend a trusted decorator to you, who we’ve worked with for many years.
Snagging and what to do
You may find that you have some small snags you’d like to flag to us during the installation, which is fine. If there are large snagging issues, please do let us know about them straight away! But if they’re only minor issues, please just let us know about them on the final fitting day.
Oh, and don’t worry if there are any snags after we’ve gone. We’re happy to come back until you’re happy with the result. We’d love it if you could put your snags into a list for us, and if you have any pictures of the snags you can share with us, even better!
Window and French Door Installation in London
The reason why we’re so popular when it comes to fitting timber sash windows and traditional French doors is that our installers work carefully and efficiently. Progress is quick, and homes are left clean and tidy after every visit. If any unforeseen problems arise, our experienced team has the skill to tackle them without any stress and always with a smile on their face!
We’ve been installing sash windows and doing French door installation in London for years, completing a vast range of successful projects for satisfied customers. For any vision big or small we’re open to chat about your ideas – get in touch!
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