Meranti Sliding Door

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We made 2 of these (mirror image) sliding doors which i delivered last week. We also made 2 sliding windows almost identical (again mirror image). All delivered to the builder to install.

Meranti Sliding Door with colonial bars and clear laminate glass

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Commercial shop front install

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Last week we went off to remove fire damaged windows and doors at a small series of shops.  With the new windows ready we removed the old ones and installed and site glazed the new ones. over 2 days.commercial aluminium, pivot doors with concealed overhead door closers and all laminate glass.

Shop front

replacing fire damaged windows and doors with new.

New Wide belt sander + a few odd jobs

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Its the start of a new financial year.

We received our brand new 1300mm wide belt sander last week (just waiting on the custom ducting to rock up). It will allow us to sand wide doors perfectly, whereas our old one was narrower and just a little bit old. This new one has all the bells and whistles.

Last friday we worked in Happy Vally to remove an existing 820wide hinged door and fixed lite window. the old window had 3mm float glass and up in the hills it must be quite cold.  The new is a cedar 3 stacker door with 16mm double glazed units.

Here is a custom cedar window. we reused the hand made glass and leadlight to fit a new window size. custom beading and stop beading.

Square Bay Window removal and install

Finished Product, Work in progress

This is the original window. from afar, it looks OK. however it had been bogged up with putty and car bog to fill in some rot in various joins. the glass is 3mm float. A variety of different timbers were in this old frame; pine, cedar, meranti, and a bit of oak.

glass panels are removed, and in this instance we worked by removing the small side first, adding the new window and then removing the longer side.

The Head of the window was nailed to the overhead beam which had been capped in metal. Great care had to be taken at this stage.

New little window has been placed temporary, whilst the head of the larger window frame is now being moved.

New Window frames now placed in. The Client had painted them prior to us installing/glazing. Glass is a much thicker/safer 6.38 laminate glass.

End result. The client just needs to paint the extra timber panels on corner and top and it will blend in. This install was done in 1 day, with a 2nd day to just add an extra piece of timber on the inside to cover the gap between gyprock and window frame.

Meranti window install

Finished Product, Work in progress

This morning we removed an old rotten window at a rugby club. The original was a 4 panel awning window (so it could wind out), but the client wanted fixed panels instead.

WE reduced it 2 panel fixed lite.  None of the sashes could be opened at this point – all had swollen from moisture and had sealed themselves shut.

Original Window. THe Right most panel has the glass ready to fall out as the bottom of the sash is comopletly rotten and sagging.

THe sashes have been removed and the mullions cut to then allow the rest of the perimeter frame to come out.

New frame in. Very tight working conditions on the inside.

Finito. Notice the bottom sill tiles have come away (they were resting on original frame). The Builder has a tiler organised to re-cement back in the correct angle. Our work is complete.

A few more photos

Finished Product, Work in progress

Im not in the office much lately – too many installs where im needed to give a hand. So here are just a few more photos of some of the things going on around now

Original and new timber flyscreen

Cedar casement windows ready for transport

a small selection of our frames in the factory today. an arch, a sliding door, some doorframes with sidelites etc.

Commercial Partition

Finished Product

Back from the Easter Break. This photo is the job we did last week at McClaren Vale.  Enclosing one side of a verandah with commercial frame and laminate glass. Originally it had roll down blinds but the poor kids were too cold from the wind. Had to install between the large steel poles that were existing. You can see the notch out on the flashings we had to custom make at the bottom of the poles.  On the side we added a smaller panel 1100mm high to stop wind as requested by the builder.

Clear Anodise frame with clear lamiante glass. to enclose a side of a verandah for a kindergarden.

Bay Window install

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Yesterday myself, Tom and Andrew installed this bay window (and another double window which ill add photos later).  The original window was rotting away and falling apart.  White cathedral glass on top colonial sashes, clear laminate on bottom panels. Sides are fixed/dummy sashes with the middle panel able to be lifted up (screens not in photo but sit on outside.)

Cedar bay window