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).
A dog had chewed the colonial bars of the window. We had been asked by insurance to replace this section of the bay window.
This sash had rotted and no longer was operable. Again we were asked to replace this section of the bay window.
Old sash / New sash!
After a hell of a lot of care to remove the existing center frame from the above timber paneling. Same on inside – we managed to keep all the decorative beading on the inside. New panel in, cover plates replaced.
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.