Arched meranti double doors

Finished Product, Uncategorized, Work in progress

We were sent to McLaren Vale for this job. Insurance. A flash flood had swept down the cellar and destroyed the existing doors. We made new ones, and new doorframe jambs. Installed using the existing arched doorframe head, and a few tweaks on the curves on the doors we had made at our factory.

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Window to Sliding door conversion.

Finished Product, Uncategorized, Work in progress

We headed out an hours drive from Adelaide for this job. We removed 4 sections of a window frame (1 awning and 3 fixed panels).

added cowdroy top hung track systems on the inside and outside of the frame. Prior to coming out we had made a pair of doors and a pair of flydoors (in meranti to match).

added flydoors to external track and glass doors to internal tracking. Added rubber seals around doorstop of the glass doors for good weathersealing. Glass doors were double glazed.

this is the original window frame we were working on.
inside view of the original window (1 of the new meranti door panes is sitting against the window).

Meranti sliding door

Finished Product, Uncategorized

Well this covid-19 virus sure has played havoc with our economy and our lives through out the world. Take care of one another, stay safe and clean your hands often.

 

As much as work has dropped off a cliff, we are still here. Today we delivered this meranti sliding doorframe.

Meranti Sliding door

 

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.

Cedar and Meranti – difference in grain and colour

Finished Product

I am often asked what meranti and cedar looks like when finished.  Here is a photo. Cedar is on top, and when stained has a really lovely grain come up and through.  Meranti is usually a little redder (but can range in colour tones from near white, to almost yellow) and has a finer, more sinewy grain.  Cedar also varies quite a lot in colour tone, from yellows, reds, and reddy brown.  Cedar is a soft timber and you can easily dent it or push your fingernail into the timber.  Meranti is much harder.

Probably about 70% of our manufactured windows and doors are in cedar, followed by meranti with about 25% and then a very small percentage is a variety of other timbers like oak, blackbutt, kapur, jarrah etc.

Meranti Timber window + and other odd jobs

Finished Product

Installed this window yesterday, very pleased as we managed to remove the old glass panes from the old sashes, and re-use them in the new window.

meranti window.

The day before we did this – a cedar sliding door and window. up in a horse farm. the view was lovely.

 

Cedar sliding window and door.

and earler on in the week we finished off some vent locks and 1 window for a job we had done a few months prior

 

brown aluminium single hung windows with timber surrounds.