How to install window lifters

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Project Overview

Sash windows are a lot easier to open when you install window lifters on the frame. We show you the best place to put them and how to screw them into position. You will also see what tools you need to do the job properly.
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This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How to install a sash window

Step by Step Instructions

1 Mark up the drill points for your window lifters
2 Install the window lifters on the window frame
  • Step 1. Mark up the drill points for your window lifters

    Mark lines on the bottom of the window frame, 75-100mm in from both edges. Then centre a lifter on top of each mark and flush with the top of the timber. Now use your pencil to mark out the screw holes.
  • Step 2. Install the window lifters on the window frame

    Drill pilot holes for each of your screws, making sure not to drill the whole way through the frame. Once the holes are drilled, screw the lifters into place and you are done.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Drill
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Safety glasses

Materials

  • Window lifters
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