A Comprehensive Approach to Window Maintenance
Advance Northumberland faced a significant challenge in maintaining their Head Office windows. They needed a contractor who could deliver quality work and adhere to strict safety standards. Mila Maintenance, the chosen contractor, had to conduct a thorough survey of 42 window units at Wansbeck Workspace. Their task involved more than inspection. They provided detailed quotations for each window, considering both repair and replacement costs.
Mila Maintenance assembled a team of qualified, trained, and experienced professionals to meet project timelines. They handled physical aspects and provided risk assessments and method statements before starting. Their planning aligned with Advance Northumberland’s Contractor Code of Conduct. They scheduled all installation work outside typical office hours to minimize impact on building occupants.
Mila Maintenance also offered a single point of contact for queries and ongoing technical guidance to Advance Northumberland employees. They presented a proposed work programme, ensuring approval at the contract award stage. This comprehensive approach ensured meticulous planning and execution of every commercial window maintenance contract aspect, setting a high standard for future projects.
Selecting Mila: The Right Choice for Commercial Window Projects
Mila Maintenance stood out as the chosen contractor through a competitive process. Known for their prowess in commercial window maintenance contracts, their commitment to safety and quality made them an ideal choice.
Survey and Inspection: The Foundation of Window Overhaul
Mila Maintenance’s engineers conducted a comprehensive survey at the Advance Northumberland Head Office. They methodically inspected each window for correct operation and compliance with health and safety regulations. The survey included checks for water and air ingress, addressing a common issue that can escalate if ignored. Beyond standard checks, Mila’s team considered client-specified additional factors. This approach allowed them to furnish landlords with tailored reports.
These reports not only listed findings but also served as crucial audit trails. They highlighted areas needing attention and repairs, showing safety precautions and proactive steps taken by Mila. The reports also proposed potential enhancements for the windows.
A key survey finding was the need for new Tilt and Turn mechanisms on some windows. Mila’s team measured these windows precisely, ensuring the ordering of correct, compatible parts for replacement. This detailed process underscores Mila’s commitment to thoroughness and precision in every commercial window maintenance contract aspect.
Adjustment (A): Precision in Action
Mila Maintenance focused on immediate repairs and preemptive care in the adjustment phase. They worked on Tilt and Turn windows, common in modern buildings. These windows require precise adjustments for efficient operation. Mila’s engineers, understanding the intricacies of these systems, performed a series of adjustments, including the ‘Toe and Heel’ technique. This is essential for realigning the glass within the frame, ensuring smooth operation and preventing stress on the hinges.
Other adjustments involved fine-tuning the keeps and adjusting hinge corners for a tight seal. In cases of significant misalignment, the team carefully removed and accurately reinstalled the gearing. These adjustments, though minor, play a crucial role in extending the life of window units. They not only enhance building security and insulation but also reduce future breakdowns and extensive repairs. Mila’s expertise in intricate adjustment processes highlights their commitment to delivering comprehensive commercial window maintenance contracts.
Mila has a comprehensive supply chain for sourcing Tilt & Turn replacement parts from various manufacturers. Our engineers are experts in replacing Tilt & Turn mechanisms, even adapting new gearing to fit old systems.
New handles fitted to all windows improved aesthetics and gave a consistent look. Windows with replaced mechanisms were as good as new.
Long-term Care: The KEEP Phase
Mila provided comprehensive maintenance instructions for new installations, ensuring long-term functionality and safety. Mila’s contract team is ready to answer questions and provide advice on arising issues. Mila recommends checking all windows every two or three years to ensure proper maintenance.
Conclusion: Mila’s Comprehensive Approach
Mila’s work at Advance Northumberland’s Head Office showcases their expertise in commercial window projects. Their approach, prioritizing safety, quality, and efficiency, makes them an ideal partner for any commercial window overhaul.