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Using a screwdriver to screw the handle in place

Overview

Putting a catch on your window is a quick and affordable way to help hold it tightly on the frame. We'll take you through what you need to know to do the job. You'll learn where to put your catch and how to mount it properly.

Steps

1Install the window catch handle on the window

Place the handle of the catch on the timber, halfway up the window. Then mark out your screw holes with a pencil. Now drill pilot holes through your marks, taking care not to drill too deep. Finish this step by screwing the handle into place.
Using a screwdriver to screw the handle in place

2Install the window catch lip on the frame

Connect the two parts of the window catch together with the window firmly closed. Mark out on the window frame where the first screw hole of the lip will sit. Then open the window and drill a pilot hole into the frame. Now drive the first screw in, line the lip up straight, drill the second pilot hole and screw the latch firmly into place. To finish, close the window and check the latch is working properly.
DIY Step Image - How to install a window catch . Blob storage upload.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.