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Repair or replace: expert advice

Joinery Inspection Service

An accurate joinery survey before planned maintenance can lead to large savings. Rather than widespread replacement of windows it is often better and cost effective to repair in situ. This is particularly important in conservation areas where replacement can only be a last resort.

A service is now available which can assess the current condition of the joinery and make recommendations on the repairs and preventative maintenance measures needed. This will make it easier to compare the costs with replacement.

For full details, and to arrange a pre-inspection meeting, please click here.

The inspection covers:

  • The overall condition of the decorative coating.
  • Areas of decay.
  • Moisture ingress due to design and construction issues.
  • Condition of the glazing lines.
  • All timber substrates agreed at the pre-inspection meeting, which may include doors, windows, fascias, barge boards, garage doors etc.
  • The condition of construction joints.
  • Additional areas of timber degradation, including splits and shakes, knots, grey degraded timber etc.

Our documentation will explain how to improve the quality of the existing joinery, extend decoration cycles and reduce future maintenance costs.

The joinery inspection report will include:

  • A technical site inspection report with photographic support.
  • A tailored project specification.
  • A completed survey sheet to enable accurate cost calculations.
  • A list of suitable contractors or the offer of training for new contractors to the system.

Example of a joinery inspection report

Benefits from specifying this service include:

  • A support package for existing specifiers.
  • Accurate quantifying of project repairs.
  • A survey carried out by a Repair Care expert covering curative and preventative maintenance measures.
  • Optional monitoring of the works.
  • A 10 year guarantee can be included (subject to terms and conditions).
  • Repair and paint specifications can be combined through our relationship with paint manufacturers such as ICI/AKZO Nobel paints.
  • An accurate survey can enable cost comparisons to be undertaken.
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