Course overview

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All about the course.

The Window and Door Repair Academy offers the most comprehensive, value-for-money, double glazing repair course on the market. The course runs for five days from 09.00 to 17.30 to a structured timetable, ensuring we are able to cover everything you will need to get you up and running.Please note that there is flexibility within modules to cater for students who already have some knowledge and experience.



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The modules.

Day One

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  • Housekeeping
  • Intros
  • Experience
  • Reason/objective of course
  • Course admin
  • Glass regulations handout
  • Glass handling
  • Glass types
  • How to measure estimate
  • Measuring leads and Georgian
  • Glass removal
  • Types of beads
  • Introduction to tools
  • Demonstration removal of beads
  • Hands-on practice
  • Removal of sealed unit
  • Correct packing – toe and heel
  • Talk on marketing

Day Two

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  • Hinges and drive gears
    • Construction of 3-point gearbox sets
    • Opening failed window drive gear
    • Replacing window drive gears
    • Keeps
    • Gasket
  • Hinges (friction stays)
    • Identification
    • Easy clean / restricted / egress / high and low stacks
    • Maintenance
    • Changing

Day Three

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  • Tilt and turn
    • Faults
    • Replacing parts
    • Retrofit kit
    • Adjusting
  • Trickle vent explanation with practical demonstration
  • Introduction to doors
  • Types of locking methods
  • Types of cylinder

Day Four

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  • Door hinges
    • Identification
    • Adjustment
    • Replacement
  • Door furniture
    • Handles, letter boxes and cat flaps
    • Panels
  • Patio doors
    • Locks
    • Opening and adjusting
  • Patio door rollers
    • Changing rollers on plastic
    • Changing rollers on aluminium
    • Adjustment

Day Five

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  • Patio door rollers
    • Plastic
    • Aluminium
    • Adjustment
  • Setting up your business
    • Suppliers
    • Tool advice
    • Template guide handout
    • Insurance
    • Vehicle
    • Payment
    • Uniform
    • Accounting
    • Support – forum, advice line and videos
    • Stock sheet
  • Questions
  • Reviews

Seen enough?

Low investment, high return on profits

No equipment required to attend our sessions

Small classes, direct access to tutor

A few reasons you should train with us.

The Window and Door Repair Academy will, both literally and metaphorically, open doors for you.

Our course is located in East Sussex but available to students nationally.

Whether you are based in North or the South, we welcome students from all parts of the United Kingdom.