Basically we have Velux style windows in our living room, and with this heat it's getting annoying not having any easy way to open them. Currently I am using a broom to carefully lever the handle open and then pushing up with the bristly end. To close, it's a question of bristly end to the other end of the window and then slowly "hammering" the handle closed with same end.
You can buy poles to do this, but they cost Â£20-25 plus, and also they are designed for actual Velux windows, so don't operate quite the same. What I need is something to go on the end of the broom handle (already have this) which is made of metal (so it won't deform on twisting) which is say around 4-5" long, will slip over the end of the handle so it can be screwed in place, and has a solid "ring" end about 2" diameter. With this I can slip it over the handle and twist it open, and then push up on the handle rather than the frame. To close would be the opposite. Alternatively, a stout hook to fit over the broom handle would probably work too
I've looked online and can't find anything to suit. The Velux device, apart from being expensive, has a plastic end which doesn't look too hardy and B&Q, Homebase etc have no hooky/loopy things which seem anywhere near what I need
Does anyone have any ideas?!