Monday, 30 March 2020

The world has changed!

Well, I have been a little behind on posting on here, being busy doing other things but it seems that I now have spare time, like many of you out there.
From Happy New year to a much changed world, COVID19 is something that I'm sure the world will never forget - we are now all in the same boat.

So, I'm going to dig out some of the projects and post them up.

Keep your distance and wash your hands, this is going to take some time to pass.

Back soon.

Friday, 3 January 2020

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

If you are looking for spare parts to repair windows, Sash Balances, Handles, Stays, Rollers, Restrictors, Hinges, Spring Catches etc - please give us a call to discuss on 0116 2742195 or drop us an email to Cavendish Hardware

Friday, 15 November 2019

Window pivot housing remake.

It's been a while since I posted on here, been really busy.
So, over the next few weeks I will play catch up!

We were sent these two images and the description of the problem was that the housings were failing/cracking.

 So, having converted several lumps of brass into the correct shapes and had them chrome plated, we ended up with these! Customer was over the moon!


Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Lightfoot Windows Crouch Hill.

No new parts on the this post, just some sad news.

Lightfoot Window Fittings, of Crouch Hill, London, is with us no more!
They finally closed their doors at the end of July, after being there as long as I can remember.

We dealt with Lightfoot for many years, swapping parts, supplying them with off the shelf items and bespoke parts and generally having a good laugh! : )
Great guys to deal with, who served countless people who rolled up to their door at the side, where they ran a Trade Counter, supplying Crittall Windows and parts, as well as many other parts for steel and aluminium windows.

There aren't many of us left now - we have lost Brent Alumin, Anglia Fixings (Window Fittings Division) Edwards Window Accessories, of Sheffield and a few others trading in similar items.
Perhaps with the rise in online trading, some of the older established companies, who specialise in face to face trading, struggle to keep up.

A lot of tradesmen, throughout London, used to head to their trade counter - pick up the parts they needed and went back to site to sort the job out.

They will be sadly missed.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Crittall Door Handle Repair.

Yet another interesting project!

We were sent some images of worn handles and locking gear, which were on steel doors or if you prefer, french windows.

They were idendified as these parts.

There were missing handles, shoulderd bolts, operating discs and hook wedges.

So we took a standard handle from a steel window and modified it to do the job, along with making the screws, operating discs and hook wedges.

When fitted on site, they looked amazing!

If you have a need for these, please give us a call on 0116 2742195.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Cavendish Hardware at The Fit Show

Hi to all out there! 😎

We have just completed The Fit Show at the NEC and had a wonderful time, meeting existing customers and potentially new customers.
This was the stand.

Lots of unusual items, which caught the eyes of people passing by.
There were all sorts - one man bands, small and large repair and maintenance companies, facilities management, local authority and many more, so if you were at the show - Welcome, nice to see you here.
I also run another, parallel blog that you may wish to visit - go here: Cavendish Window Hardware
Part of the blog is about how Cavendish started, which will give you an insight into our experience - if you are only interested in that, please go here: The Cavendish Story

If you want to give us a call, we are on 0116 2742195 - look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Teleflex Clearline Ratchet Handles

This is one of our recent projects - Teleflex Clearline Ratchet Handle, used when it is difficult or impossible to rotate the handle a full 360 degrees.
If you are looking for any of these, please give us a call on - 0116 2742195.