EASTER BREAK

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Hello to all looking at the WINDOW MAN account.

We are closing the factory today early as George, myself and Andrew are off to Sydney to install windows over the Easter break there.

We will be back Wednesday morning.

If you are sending emails etc, we will respond when we are back in Adelaide.

thanks for your understanding and patience.

Peter – Production Manager

THE WINDOW MAN

#thewindowmanSA = instagram!

Factory Floor

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Timber continues to be a supply issue. Hard if not possible to source long lengths of certain timbers. One supplier sent me a pack list of 7 small packs.

I ordered 5 of them and he replied saying 2 had been sold already. Blink and you miss it.

Wood glue supplier has been waiting on his orders since august 21. We have bought the last he has, and will need to use a level up in glue (increase in $$$) instead once our regular glue runs out.

Laminate glass from one of our main suppliers doubled about 2 weeks ago. others have jumped by at least 25%.

as per the design of an architect. timber infill panel in white trans laminate glass
bringing in some lengths of hemlock we managed to source from a retired ex-joinery guy.

A few photos of random work

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How fast this year has flown by. As deadline to our one and only break looms, we are pushing as much work out as possible. Some random work of what has been going on;

A pair of custom cedar gates. The curve was based off a template from the originals.
Gas strut awning window. one of two which will be used in a food/coffee van.
gas strut awning when opened.
part of the cedar gate. this was the top rail.
About to fit the hardware to a single hung window (with spiral balances).
Our aluminium awning window frame. It is a 60mm frame, so a little chunkier than most residential frames. Outside view
Inside view of our aluminium awning. whitco chain winder, flyscreen.

Random Work in Progress photos

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2 interesting jobs here. An Octagonal casement which will be double glazed. telescopic arm and catch. the windows HILL E33 are awning windows. they will have gas struts and will be installed into a food van. How cool.
just a couple of small fixed lite frames to go into someone new shed/basement set up.
4 panel sliding door being assembled. will have flydoors too.
this is american wallnut and is a job going to cremorne hotel. it will have reeded vertical glass. design by client which was a challenge to achieve.
american wallnut
this is the door that goes with the frame.

A variety of works..

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Commercial frames – automated door!

Well, its been a hectic and busy few months for us all. Our timberside is literally filled with frames at the moment, and supply chains seem to lag along. We even had a problem of getting grey laminate glass for a short while…

here we are running up endless strips of stop and parting beads. All cedar in this lot.
A rather large cedar door. We will hang it tomorrow as a cavity slider at a home.
Door and sash rails. Mortice and Tennon cuts exposed almost ready for assembly.
Made these very little custom casement “windows”. Mill finish. Using angles to make a Z shape, and basic sash stock. I believe they will be used in gravestone heads once they are anodised gold. The perspex sheets have a protective film, but are clear once removed. They will add a little lock when they are ready to install.
This we installed a few weeks back. The original window had a tree branch meet it with force.
200×200 Jarrah. Yes indeedy.
OK one of the biggest differences in timber/aluminium windows are colonial bars. In timber each “square” is a seperate panel of glass, and the lines are full timber. In aluminium (usually) the bars are glued onto the one large panel of glass. The bars are siliconed on both sides to give the illusion of seperate pieces.
Glazing some tiny awning cedar windows.
Make something wide and heavy they said.

Regards PG @ TWM.

Aluminium to Cedar Window install

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Yesterday we removed 2 old aluminium sliding windows (the original timber frames were still hidden behind them and also had to be removed).

We kept the internal linings, nosing and aves as they were in good condition and there was no need to replace them. But more care is required when removing the existing frames so as to not damage those internal timbers.

We replaced them with new cedar single hung windows. Dummy side sashes (they dont move). Locks, screen and operated with spiral balances (black tubes that hold the sash up and down – as opposed to weights and pulleys in a box frame window (we we also make).