Friday, 15 October 2010

Draught Proofing Sash Windows

Professional Draught Proofing
As temperatures fall and wind speeds rise along with the price of fuel, it's time to consider plugging those gaps which are so often a feature of London's millions of sash windows.

Silver Saints Handymen have years of experience in maintaining sash windows and draught proofing is one of the services we offer to keep your home or office snug this winter.

We will professionally draught-proof your sash windows for an all-in price of only £95+vat per window.

We will dismantle your sash window and apply high quality draught-proofing materials to all surfaces which can admit draughts. We will then reassemble the window, make good and leave your window smart and draught-free.

The process of creating a draught proof window that is sealed on all 4 sides of both upper and lower sashes is as follows:

We take out the lower sash, into which we cut a shallow slot in the rear face of meeting rail (where it closes against the upper sash) and install a high performance brush-pile seal.
Removal of the lower sash is also necessary to allow removal of the two parting beads and replacement with new ones containing their own integral brush-pile seals. The final job is to fit compressible rubber seals to the top and bottom rails. The whole window is then reassembled – complete with new sash cords if required – rattle and draught free.
The cost to draught proof a sash window is £95+VAT, inclusive of both labour and materials.
To enquire further or to book a handyman to draught proof your sash windows call us on 0207 0999 199 or send an email to

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Saniflo Repairs

One of the more specialist jobs our Silver Saints handymen undertake is the Saniflo repairs.

If you don't know, a Saniflo is a machine that both macerates and pumps waste and waste water from toilets and bathroom appliances. Saniflo units have made it possible to have toilets, showers and basins in basements and loft conversions without any major reworking of plumbing and sewer designs.

Although they are very effective and well designed machines, macerators due have their limitations. Mainly, they can not cope with anything fiberous or stringy been flushed down the loo. To combat this weakness, Saniflo supply a big red sticker with their units to be stuck on the toilet cistern to alert any person using the toilet that they should not flush anything other than toilet paper down the loo.

Unfortunately many people choose to ignore or forget this golden rule and as a consiquince end up jamming the saniflo or at very least causing the macerator unit to vibrate and make a load noise every time it fires into action.

In the past few months we have assisted in freeing up jammed saniflo units for our customers. The most common object removed are wetwipes or facial wipes but we have also removed condoms, tampons, carpet threads, flush handles, a sock and a coffee mug handle from the blades of various saniflos.

So if you need your saniflo serviced and you live in London, give us a call on 0207 0999 199.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Silver Saints Can Fix All Your Problems

If you are looking for the best handyman service in London, Silver Saints are the professionals to contact. Our team of experts can handle a vast range of plumbing, electrical, fitting, fixing, or assembling projects. A handyman well versed in all areas of home and office repairs will easily take care of any to do list without the need for multiple contractors. General odd jobs and repairs are what we specialize in as well as more specific and customized repairs.

There is no job too small or too large for our team of professionals. Our superior experts are capable of developing a solution for even the most complicated or mind boggling dilemma. We accomplish quality workmanship with only the highest of standards.

In the area of plumbing, we can handle all bathroom problems including toilets and urinals, showers and baths, grout and tiles, and sinks. We can also repair washing machines, dishwashers, and waste disposal units. We are able to perform appliance testing.

We are proficient in mounting shelves, mirrors, pictures, paintings, and LCD television screens on walls. If you need new curtain poles or blinds installed, we can accomplish this quickly and efficiently. Even the installation of shower and bath screens and bathroom fixtures are no problem for this panel of experts.

If your home or office is in need of electrical light fittings, switches, or sockets, we can assist you. Our professionals can replace those hard to reach light bulbs and install fans. Even minor jobs such as fitting new locks, hinges, and handles are easily taken care of. Weather changes result in stuck doors which can be corrected without difficulty. Installing child proof gates for stairs and assembling furniture are also on our list of tasks that can be accomplished by our team of professionals.

All our tradesmen are covered by liability insurance and all the parts supplied come with a six month guarantee. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction in every project performed. We understand that home and business owners are busy and do not have time to waste. That is why we schedule appointments with exact times of arrival instead of long windows of hours to wait for our handymen to show up. Our trustworthy tradesmen are prompt to each and every appointment and diligently work on every project until its completion. We often receive calls for our services to be performed that same day. Since our experts travel by motorcycle to their destinations, we can dispatch them quickly to the home or office in a timely manner. Our friendly customer service team also strives to meet the needs of every customer who calls. Experts are always available to discuss projects and provide affordable estimates of the cost of repairs to fit any budget.

Numerous satisfied customers have given Silver Saints their seal of approval and often call for repeat business. They are impressed by our prompt service, quality workmanship, and affordable prices. They often recommend family and friends to utilize our services.

For all your home or office handyman needs, contact London’s premier handyman service, Silver Saints. Rest assured that we can do what you need done promptly and efficiently and to your satisfaction.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

London Plumber

Silver Saints Handyman Service undertake a huge range of plumbing repairs and installations. Given that we are almost 50% cheaper than your average specialist London plumbing service, it is clear why our customers are choosing Silver Saints to undertake the following types of jobs:

Unblocking Toilets and sinks
Dripping tap repairs
Fitting new taps
Toilet flush repairs
Shower repairs
Bleeding radiators
waste disposal repairs
electric shower repairs
Installing washing machines
Installing dishwashers
Plumbing in Smeg fridges
Leak repairs
Shower pump repairs
Saniflo repairs
Shower Leaks
Resealing Baths
Resealing Showers

So the next time you need a reliable plumber in London, just give your local London handyman a call on 0207 0999 199.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Shower Pump Repairs

Its true to say that certain types of jobs occur in batches. One week we will have a long run of draught proofing of sash windows, usually following a particularly cold weekend, and another we will seem to get a lot of shower repair requests. Last week it was shower pump repairs.

Modern shower pumps are designed to last for decades if they are installed correctly. Most manufacturers will offer lengthy warranty periods, but if the installer has not followed their installation guidelines religiously they will almost always wiggle their way out of replacing the pump under warranty. This is because even the best quality pump has an Achilles heal....air!

Shower pumps are designed to run continuously as long as there is a continuous supply of water. As soon as this water flow is interrupted by air the pump starts to misbehave. This misbehaviour can take the form of noise, vibration or the pump stopping all together.

So the first thing we check when we are called out to repair a shower pump is whether air has been drawn into the system. This is normally because the water supply pipe to the pump has been tee'd off the incorrect part of the hot water supply pipe and air is been drawn in from the expansion vent pipe. The answer is to create a dedicated water supply to the pump from the hot water cylinder. Depending on the pipe layout this can normally be done simply by adding a S Flange to the hot water cylinder. Which allows you to draw hot water from hot water cylinder without the risk of sucking air from the vent pipe.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Leaking Stopcock Repair or Replacement

Leaking Stopcock Repair or Replacement

Replacing leaking or faulty stopcocks often means having to freeze the incoming water supply in order to stop the water flow.

With our professional pipe freezing equipment Silver Saints can safely and efficiently maintain or replace faulty stopcocks or service valves.

The process of freezing the incoming supply normally takes 30 – 40 minutes. Once the water flow has stopped we can begin the work. The pipe freezing equipment keeps the water supply frozen for as long as the work takes. Only once all the work has safely been completed the water flow will be restored.

If you have a leaking stopcock or would like a new or replacement stop cock fitted to your property give us a call on 02070 999 199, email or book online.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Sash Window and French Door Renovation

Sash Window and French Door Restoration

Our Silver Saints handymen change sash cords and draught proof sash windows and French Doors on a daily basis. But if your windows need a bit more attention we also offer a full renovation service.

Using the latest technology in wood restoration products Silver Saints can give your windows back their structural integrity and return them to the features they once were.

The restoration process is as follows:

1. We strip back any flaking paint and cut away any unsound or rotten wood.

2. Treat the sound wood to prevent further decay

3. Rebuild the window using new timber and a flexible wood compound.

4. Redecorate the window.

The end result is a structurally sound and newly decorated window at the fraction of the cost of replacement windows.

The optional extras which are offered with our window renovation service are:

- Application of our full draught proofing system
- Replace sash cords and rebalance windows
- Supply and fit new pulleys, catches and locks


A replacement sash window typically cost £2000-£4000. Renovating rather than replacing your current windows will cost hundreds rather than thousands of pounds per window.

For an initial fee of £35+VAT we will carry out a full survey and estimate visit to inspect the work that is required to bring your windows back to life. We will then issue you with a detailed quote including a number of optional extras for you to choose from. If you proceed with the work we will deduct the survey fee off the final cost.

To arrange a survey and estimate visit call our Operations Team on 0207 0999 199, send an email to or book online.