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Cleaning & Lubrication

Please read below for everything you need to know about cleaning and lubrication...


Occasional cleaning will maintain those good looks and ease of use. Use a soft cloth, warm water and mild detergent such as washing up liquid on PVCu, woodgrains, coloured finishes and other surfaces. Always test first. Under no circumstances should abrasive cleaners and solvent based materials be used on any surface.

A suitable cloth or soft brush, such as a paint brush, can remove dust and cobwebs from moving parts, rebates and cill areas where dirt, dust and grit can naturally accumulate.

Take care not to dislodge decorative lead strips during cleaning. Though strongly bonded, excessive pressure might cause distortion or de-lamination of the lead from the glass surface. Exposed lead will oxidise naturally creating an attractive and lasting patina. It is recommended this is not disturbed.

Where fitted, drainage holes and slots should be inspected and kept clear from blockage for optimum performance, especially in bad weather. Dirt and grit should be removed from door thresholds, in particular from metal, low level cills and the inside lower rebates of opening windows.

Keep weather-strips and glazing gaskets clean and free from grime. Inspect to ensure there is good and consistent surface contact. Any dislodged gaskets or weather seals can be slid back into position. If damaged it is important your installer is contacted for replacement.


For smooth operation, handles, hinges, stays and locks should be kept clean as suggested and occasionally lubricated to stop sticking and stiffness.


Appropriate Lubricants Could Include
Window locks, window and door handles, – Light oil such as 3 in One, or similar hinges and pivots silicon equivalent

Friction hinges, friction stay channels or – Teflon based lubricant
other sliding sections

Door locks, cylinder locks – Teflon based lubricant

Ventilators, cat flaps and other ancillaries – Lubricate hinges and pivots with light oil as necessary


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