Maintenance Guide
 

As flat owners/occupants, you are responsible for the maintenance of the windows of your flat. If you do not up keep or repair windows that need maintenance, they can fall and cause serious injury or even death to passers-by below your window.

Hence, it is important for you to check your windows regularly and repair them if necessary, to ensure that they are always safe and secure.



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What to Look Out for when Checking your Windows

Find out what to look out for when checking on the different types of windows installed.

Casement Windows
Sliding Windows
Timber Louvred Windows
Adjustable Aluminium Louvred Windows

Window Maintenance Tips

Learn how to keep your windows in good conditions from these window maintenance tips.

Indicative Price

The following is a list of indicative rates for window related works. This list serves as a guide to residents who need help in engaging services of a contractor. It is not meant to be exhaustive or an endorsement of the contractor’s performance.

The charges stated hereunder serve only as a reference for the amount that contractors can charge for window maintenance. This does not guarantee the quality of work performed by them. Flat owners are advised to make necessary comparisons where possible before engaging any contractor.

S/n
Descriptions
Unit
Indicative Charges (excluding GST)
1. Supply tools and skilled workers to check all sliding, louvre, top and side hung casement windows in the flat for compliance with the minimum safety requirements and for minor repair of existing windows including transportation cost.
All Flat Types
Per flat
$41
2. In addition to ITEM 1, supply necessary spares and fix or replace Window parts requiring repair, including removal of window panel if necessary, re-fixing the same in position, making good anything else that may have been disturbed while carrying out necessary repairs and transportation cost.
a)
Fasteners
Per No.
$1.50
b)
Friction stay (without fasteners)
Per No.
$7.80
c)
Corner bracket
Per No.
$6.60
d)
Safety device (safety stopper at top rail)
Per No.
$3.20
e)
Safety device (aluminium angle strip)
Per m
$10.00
f)
Polyethylene Self-Locking Device for sliding window
Per No.
$4.50
g)
Rollers on sliding window
Per No.
$4.30
h)
Aluminium 'U' channel cleat for glass louvre
Per No.
$3.50
i)
5mm thick green grey/grey tinted float glass in panes
Per mē
$49.00
j)
6mm thick obscured wired rough cast glass louvers
Per mē
$59.00
3. Supply and install bronze anodised extruded aluminium framed window complete with 5mm thick green grey/grey tinted float glass and ironmongery and all necessary fixing and jointing materials and accessories as specified (measurement based on size of opening):
a)
Top hung casement window
Per mē
$252
b)
Side hung casement windows
Per mē
$216
c)
Top and side hung casement windows
Per mē
$260
d)
2-track sliding window with top hung casement
Per mē
$204
e)
3-track sliding window with top hung casement
Per mē
$216
4. Supply and install bronze anodised extruded aluminium framed adjustable louvered vents complete with aluminium 'U' clips/holders, 6mm thick obscure wired rough cast glass louvers and all necessary fixing and jointing materials and accessories as specified (measurement based on size of opening).
Per mē
$243

If you wish to engage a contractor, you will have to negotiate the price and extent of work with the contractor on a private basis. You are required to ensure that the contractor you engage exercise due care and diligence while carrying out the necessary repair work.


Casement Windows

Check the windows to ensure that
  • Rivets are not broken or corroded
  • Screws are not loose or rusty
  • Friction stays are not bent or loose



Sliding Windows

Check the windows to ensure that:
  • Safety stopper and/or angle strip(s) is/are in place
  • Window panel slides smoothly on the track




Timber Louvred Windows

Check the windows to ensure that:
  • Timber frame is in good condition
  • Glass panes are secure, not cracked




Adjustable Aluminium Louvred Windows

Check the windows to ensure that:
  • Lever lock works properly
  • Glass panes are secure, not cracked.


Window Maintenance Tips

Here are some window maintenance tips.

Clean and remove dirt from movable parts such as the sliding shoes, pivot points and track as often as necessary
Lubricate or grease the movable parts, hinges, screws and pivot points at least once every six months
Check the glass panes for cracks and ensure that the panes are not loose
Tighten loose screws or replace missing or corroded rivets/screws
Replace damaged friction stays
Replace damaged friction stay
Adjust screw on sliding shoe
The ease of opening / closing the casement windows can be adjusted by the screw on the sliding shoe. To prevent the window from suddenly slamming shut, tighten the screw.
Last Updated on 09 Jun 2014