Well, for a change for us we manufactured timber windows and doors, then the boss drove up to NSW with them, whilst myself (production manager) and our main installer flew across.
we spend the Easter break installing 3 hinged doors, a sliding door, new sashes for front existing windows, 2 new spiral balance hung lift up windows, an awning window, a large fixed lite window and a sliding window.
a mixture of double glazed glass and comfort plus low-E.
It was quite hard to get any good photos, due to the closeness of fences and trees etc.
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).
We are flat out as the year winds down. So much so, i’ve had no time to post our works – even the more interesting ones. So keep in mind #thewindowmanSA on instagram has more photos as it’s quicker for me to do so.
Wed and Thurs we removed 2 corner timber windows which had extensive water rot.
Yesterday we removed 3 old aluminium sliding windows which had 3mm float glass, and replaced them with new slightly larger residential framing( depth 60mm) glazed with 6.38 clear laminate glass. Awnings with chain winders and screens. The result was quite dramatic, with a fair few compliments as people passed by.
3 of us on the first day, and1more morning to just finish some angles on the outside.
Today we removed a rotten timber window (acting as a skylight). The rot had stopped the sashes being open. We installed a new aluminium window with a battery powered, chain winder. The customer has a little remote control and points it to the window and it opens/closes.
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.
replacing fire damaged windows and doors with new.