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
You will note the website almost always shows off the lovely timber joinery work we do.
We also have do aluminium windows and doors – both residential and commercial grade.
Today a client will pick up their custom sized bathroom awning window with spotswood obscure glass as requested.
Our residential window is 60mm deep, which is a little more deep than a lot of other window frames made which sit around 40-50mm.
You can see the flyscreen sits on top of the winder block so you can wind out the sash and keep the screen in place.
Well we have been back to work after the Christmas break – George and I since Jan 8th, and the rest of our staff on the 23rd.
Whilst I have been uploading more pictures through Instagram, I must admit I’ve been a bit lax on our website here. Here are some of the things we have been up to – I could post a lot more, but I need to get back to glazing some sashes.
here is hoping to a successful and happy 2020 for all.
- Peter -production manager/ son of the boss George
Some cedar casement windows complete and ready to be picked up
here is the new window, western red cedar.
Scissor winders + stays and latches for the hardware.
Here you can see one of the other windows, internal view. Notice the scissor winder hardware. Top panels of glass obtained from the wonderful team at the Glass Emporium, as per clients request.
In our factory, we are running up door stiles for assembly. Notice; full timbers (not blocks glued together with a veneer) and mortice + tennon joins. In the background you can see the solid 150×50 EX WRC timber pack which is how it all starts out.
here are 4 arched fixed lite windows which I need to take to the glazier to get the glass cut. each one is slightly different based on the template supplied.
also- I have set up an INSTAGRAM page for our photos. go check out #thewindowmanSA on Instagram !
cedar arched windows
If you scroll a bit back you might see a raked frame in our factory. here it is now installed (today).
old and new window
For some reason we have had an influx of just timber flyscreens to make up or rewire. Not just one client, but 3 of them, have all asked for many screens in the same day. Here are some in the middle stage of production. frames are made, but no wire/bead.
Timber flyscreens being made
OK, this job was to replace damaged windows and doors (fire damage) with new commercial, clear anodise frames.
glass was 6.38 clear laminate, except the 2 larger panes which were a hefty 10.38
original shopfront. hard to see from here but its all been damaged in an internal fire
fire destroyed this rather large building.
Original frames moved out.
the new shopfront being installed in place.
Final result of the job. A few angles / trims/ flashings being made up and then will be installed, but otherwise our job is done.
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
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.