How to install a window catch

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How to install a window catch

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Project 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.
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This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How to install a casement window

Step by Step Instructions

1 Install the window catch handle on the window
2 Install the window catch lip on the frame
  • Step 1. Install 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. Check out our Drilling to a set depth video for advice on a good way to do this. Finish this step by screwing the handle into place.
  • Step 2. Install 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.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Drill
  • Measuring tape
  • Safety glasses
  • Screwdrivers

Materials

  • Window catch
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