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March 22, 2012

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Safe window repair – Sashmate

The full Sashmate range of window-repair tools from Glazesafe is now available in zinc-plated steel.

According to the company, the range has been supplied to double-glazing companies since the launch of the Sashmate Top Hung in 2005. Since then, it says its customer base has broadened to cover building maintenance firms, window-repair specialists and locksmiths.

Glazesafe says the Sashmate enables a single worker to carry out repairs of externally-glazed glass units, espagnolettes and friction stay-hinges from inside a building without the need for ladders, scaffolding, or any other form of access equipment. The Sashmate tools can be used on PVC-u, wood and aluminium windows, adds the company, and can be set up and removed in seconds.

The maximum working weight load of the Sashmate Top Hung set is now 52.5kg, while, for the Sashmate Side Hung set, it is 55kg. This roughly equates to a 1600 x 1600mm glazed unit, says Glazesafe, which highlights that its products require minimal, or no maintenance.

The company states that the Glass and Glazing Federation has included the Sashmate as a recommended alternative to working at height in its latest Code of Practice for working at height in the domestic glazing industry.
Glazesafe has also developed a new specialist product for installers, called Stronghold, which will be available soon.

More information on Sashmate is at


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