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Person using a cordless drill to attach window lifters to window sash

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.

Tools and materials

Steps

1Mark 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.
Person marking a screw hole for a window lifter on a window frame

2Install 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.

Person using a cordless drill to attach window lifters to window sash

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.