Arched doorframes and doors – INSTALLED

Finished Product

Well, earlier i posted some arched doors and doorframes which i loaded up on saturday. Monday Tom and I installed them.  here are some photos.

The handcast iron gate hardware really made the frames stand out.

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Arched doors and doorframes

Finished Product

I just took some photos this saturday morning before i load them up onto the trailer, ready for installation on monday.  Cedar arched doors and doorframes.

cedar arched double doors and frame, and single door and frame.

Arched frames and random work

Finished Product, Work in progress

It has been a while since my last post. Not because we aren’t busy at TWM – we almost always are – but because I’ve had walls to paint, and all the plumbing redone at home.

Recently we have had 2 separate jobs come in at the same time for arched doors and door frames.

Have some photos.

Arched solid cedar door to suit doorframe. this job also includes a frame with double doors as well.

cedar arched doorframe with no sill. 2 doors are being made to suit.

cedar doorframes with arched hi lites. the doors will be standard recetangular double doors. but the arches will include leadlight.

how an arch is made. naturally you cant get a single piece of timber 2m wide by 1m high in a single piece. to make an arch lots of cedar blocks are cut to the curve required, then assembled together. its a time consuming job, but the results are excellent.

The wall I mentioned, well have a photo or two…

art by peter the production manager of THE WINDOW MAN. in croydon.

art by peter the production manager of THE WINDOW MAN.

 

Installing the arched windows

Finished Product, Work in progress

My last little post had a picture of arches being made.

here is the photo of one of the windows being installed.

it went almost perfect today, i had the first window out by 8am, and the new ones fit perfectly with no need to adjust or alter.

Arched timber windows

Finished Product

Here are some photos of some arched windows we recently made.  Lots of labour in these, but the end result is a work of art.

arched cedar window. made to size by template.

arched cedar window with center awning sash with white trans laminate glass.

 

Arches; timber and aluminium + glazing some sashes.

Work in progress

Today I have done a bit of everything; helping the lads out on all these odd jobs for the start of the year. Always with a camera in hand, here is some of the things we are doing today.

 

Here we are making a large arched window with colonial bars, top down photo showing us setting up the template etc.

Here we are making a large arched window with colonial bars, top down photo showing us setting up the template etc.

Glazing some sashes with colonial bars.... all in cedar.

Glazing some sashes with colonial bars…. all in cedar.

Here is mill (raw) alumimium commercial frame we have engineered to a curve. we will then make a window from it.

Here is mill (raw) alumimium commercial frame we have engineered to a curve. we will then make a window from it.

Arched commercial aluminium window and sliding door

Finished Product

This job was very technical and potentially dangerous.

2nd floor timber window which was floor to ceiling height was rotten.

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Original Window. Rotten frames with 4mm float glass which is incredibly unsafe for the location and size of the glass panels. Not sure when it was made, but very illegal by today’s standards.

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New clear anodise commercial frame with 6.38 clear comfort plus glass. Arched commercial frame with sliding door. The timber facade was for the owner to replace with a new metal flashing.

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Inside view of the new window / door combination. The balcony is now usable whereas before as just a window it was merely decoration. Glazed with clear comfort plus Low-E glass.

after

We had to erect scaffolding on the outside balcony to remove the existing window. We found the glass to be 4mm float- incredibly dangerous for something that height, and size.  Taking the original glass out required delicate care to safely remove.