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After-sales support

When you buy an Altus Services product, you don't just buy a quality product for your home but also the ongoing support of the Altus Services team.

We have a dedicated customer service team on hand to offer you all the advice you will ever need. Whether you have a question about your conservatory guttering or simply some guidance on how to clean your windows – simply give us a call and we can take care of it for you.

After care

Timber frames

Please remember timber is a natural product with natural characteristics. Seasonal humidity changes may cause the wood to expand and contract and a small amount of movement in timber in these circumstances is absolutely normal. Fine surface checks can occur and may disappear and reappear during seasons of high and low humidity as boards gain and lose tiny amounts of moisture.

Glazing

Your glass should be cleaned with a proprietary glass cleaning liquid or clean soapy water. Care should be taken when cleaning leaded lights or stained glass areas. No abrasive cleaners or solvents should be used.

Paintwork

Altus Services hardwood products are low maintenance and should give you years of trouble-free service. However a little extra care will help to keep your timber in good condition. Follow these simple guidelines and your unit will remain in excellent condition.

  • Paintwork should be washed down regularly (at least twice a year) with soapy water.

  • Any paint damage (as a result of the unit being knocked, dented or scratched) should be touched up with exterior touch-up paint immediately, as further damage may occur if left untreated.

Guttering and downpipes

Overflowing gutters can cause a lot of damage both inside and outside your home. We recommend that you clear out your gutters at the following times:

  • Late autumn to remove the leaves before winter arrives and to check that the downpipes are draining freely.

  • Late spring to remove the last debris of winter before summer arrives and also to discourage birds from nesting there.

At the very least, you should clean out your gutters once a year.

You can reduce the chances of gutters becoming blocked by using plastic mesh designed to prevent debris getting into the guttering.

Friction hinges

Maintenance is important but straightforward. Keep the friction stay track free from dirt and grime and keep the hinge mechanism clean. Lubricate the metal parts regularly with light oil, concentrating on the pivot points.

Friction can be increased or decreased by adjustment of the turning screw. Turn in a clockwise direction to increase friction. Take care not to over-tighten.

Window and door locking systems

Maintenance of locking systems is simple: apply light oil to the moving parts once a year. Similarly, a little grease should be applied to the locking slots to facilitate smooth running.

Contact

For more information, please email sales@altus-services.co.uk or call the Customer Services team on 01865 821823.

after care

Keep your conservatory in the best condition

Our After Care leaflet has been produced as a guide outlining the simple maintenance procedures that if adhered to, will ensure that your conservatory or orangery will continue to bring great enjoyment and enhance your property for many years to come.

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