We make a fair few of these style aluminium windows. Commercial frame (101mm x 44.5mm) with an awning sash and lockable whitco chain winder. Fly screen on inside.
The awning has no hinges or stays, and instead has a hook on the head and a matching hook on the top of the sash. No moving on this turning point means nothing will wear out and break (as do hinges and non-friction stays after years of use)
Thought id take a photo before delivering it to a job site this morning.
Here is a burnt out window we remade.
cedar. box frame (so weights and brass pulleys with sash cord rope). clear glass. dissapearing screen (goes into the wall cavity of a double brick house).
Here is a clearshield steel security screen with the emergency exit bar to allow for easy escape in case of fire. you press the bar running down the entire side (inside) and the screen hinges open like a door to allow for a person to get through.
clearshield steel security screen with emergency exit – for easy escape in fire or emergency
more details from the official clearshield website;
Installed 2 of these windows.
removed old timber windows of similar design, but which had 5mm float glass (quite unsafe).
New frame is commercial framing, not residential, to look more like the original chunky timber frame. 101 x 44.5mm
grey laminate glass, with the larger panel 10.38 mm thick.
awning with chain winder and fly screen, trimmed with aluminium angles.