Opening an inaccessible Velux window - any ideas?

23 Aug.,2022

 

Window Opening Pole

MangoIsTheNewApple · 19/07/2016 12:18

I really need to open (and later, close) a Velux window above a stairwell. It's horribly damp up there which has caused mould on the wall nearby, not to mention covered with cobwebs and generally mucky. I'm getting it repainted, but it will get damp up there again very quickly if the window stays shut (it's the highest point in the house so all the hot air rises and then condenses there).

Short of a very long stair ladder (not an option, nowhere to keep it), is there any way of getting it open and shut? I wondered if anyone had discovered special poles or something that would allowe me to do it?