John Claxton is now on call to help with window and door repairs.

A former RAF transport mechanic has started his own business.

 As well as serving 10 years with the air force, John Claxton, of Clenchwarton, also has 30 years of experience working in the uVPC windows and door trade.

Putting his experience to good use, he has started a new business, The Window Repair Man.

Mr Claxton will be carrying out a variety of uVPC repairs and replacements.

Priding himself not charging a call-out fee, Mr Claxton will replace broken or misted glass units and mend sticking or jammed windows and doors.

He can also deal with other aspects of the trade such as locks, handles, hinges and letter boxes.

“I will be working on my own, and I like being able to help someone,” Mr Claxton said.

“If I have helped someone who wasn’t able to operate their door, it’s nice to see a happy face at the end when I have fixed it.”

Mr Claxton began working in the uVPC trade 31 years ago after leaving the RAF.

Ten years ago, he took a rest from the trade and focused on his family car sales business, Claxton’s Cars, in Terrington St Clement.

But, after helping family and friends with their repairs, Mr Claxton has found himself back on the road.