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Convert windows to tilt and turn for air ventilation - easy?

Hello there,

Our new place only has windows that open or shut all the way. We want to be able to ventilate our place as much as possible with the common type of windows that you can rotate the handle and crack open the top of the window for safe ventilation all day. Is this an easy job to do? (Tilt and turn I think is the official window style name.)

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Re: Convert windows to tilt and turn for air ventilation - easy?

That doesn't ventilate properly, it just causes heat loss.
Ventilate by opening several windows in the house fully for a short whilst you are present. Repeat later if/when required.
When you go out, close the windows.
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We donít use heating in Spring or Summer...I need constant fresh air due to asthma.
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Re: Convert windows to tilt and turn for air ventilation - easy?

Still not a good idea to ventilate all day as it will end up colder inside than out in spring and then too hot inside in summer.
I have hay fever and my husband has asthma. We ventilate at intervals, but certainly not all day because of all of the dust and pollen which blows/floats in.
Also leaving windows open all day is an open invitation to burglars, even if someone is at home all day.
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Re: Convert windows to tilt and turn for air ventilation - easy?

OK, we have to agree to disagree then. I know my body and have tried both methods. I donít think a robbery is likely on an upper floor through a cracked window. I just need advice on how to convert my windows please.
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Re: Convert windows to tilt and turn for air ventilation - easy?

Sounds like its going to cost. You renting or owning?
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OK, we have to agree to disagree then. I know my body and have tried both methods. I donít think a robbery is likely on an upper floor through a cracked window. I just need advice on how to convert my windows please.
I can't find anything specifically about adding the function to your existing windows, sorry.
Also I did not realise you were on an upper floor.
But regardless of the floor you are on, if the window is partially open they will be able to get in.

https://www.fff.ch/de/node/14957/wie...te-ich-richtig
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Re: Convert windows to tilt and turn for air ventilation - easy?

Have a look at this thread, there may be some useful suggestions there.

https://www.englishforum.ch/housing-...-disabled.html

Depending on the type if widows you have installed it is possible to convert them but you will need to get permission from the landlord.

Failing that you may be able to get something that you attach to the window and ‘blocks’ it open a couple of centimetres.
We used something like that in the bedrooms of the house we rented as we like to sleep with the windows open and there was no tilting function on them. It wasn’t worth converting them as the landlord was planning on renewing the windows anyway.
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Depending on the type if widows you have installed it is possible to convert them but you will need to get permission from the landlord.

Failing that you may be able to get something that you attach to the window and Ďblocksí it open a couple of centimetres.
We used something like that in the bedrooms of the house we rented as we like to sleep with the windows open and there was no tilting function on them. It wasnít worth converting them as the landlord was planning on renewing the windows anyway.
Thanks a lot, I think we will have to think creatively as I didnít realize it would be such a big job. Our apartment is a historically listed building, so I donít think our landlord would be keen on us doing big changes, nor do I want to spend a fortune. Could I find this ďblockĒ thing you are mentioning at OBI?
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Re: Convert windows to tilt and turn for air ventilation - easy?

Depending on the window type, you can do it, it is fairly simple adding a bit of metal work to the interieur of the window frames.




But....it does depend on type and size of windows, i have done it in a chalet already and works 100% fine
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Thanks a lot, I think we will have to think creatively as I didn’t realize it would be such a big job. Our apartment is a historically listed building, so I don’t think our landlord would be keen on us doing big changes, nor do I want to spend a fortune. Could I find this “block” thing you are mentioning at OBI?
We got them in Jumbo so I would be surprised if you couldn’t find them in OBI too.

I’ll have a look in the cellar to see if we still have any of them as we don’t need them any more.


Something like this would require no modifications to the window but is not very secure, although if you’re on the top floor I suspect the door would be the main way in for burglars rather than the window.

https://www.bricoetloisirs.ch/gros-o...rowa/p/3755316

Something like this would mean making holes in the window frames.

https://www.galaxus.ch/fr/s10/produc...CABEgKw8PD_BwE
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Re: Convert windows to tilt and turn for air ventilation - easy?

Have you got wooden or UPVC windows?

Last summer, our building had to have restrictor bars put on all the bathroom windows to meet H&S. They are UPVC tilt and turn, but the restrictor is just on the bottom hinge fitting and means the windows can only be opened a few inches. The 'bar actually replaces the original hinge, so no new holes need to be drilled, but you can also release the bar to allow for window cleaning.

They look similar to this...but has a red part that can be depressed to allow full opening.

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http://www.sidey.co.uk/tncsite/trade...ement-spec.php
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Re: Convert windows to tilt and turn for air ventilation - easy?

Thanks so much

I am looking at them now...they are wooden. Not sure what we are going to do!
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I am looking at them now...they are wooden. Not sure what we are going to do!

Go ask a carpenter, they will immediately tell you what is possible and how with your type of windows
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