Frames off to venus bay

Finished Product, Work in progress

So its saturday morning for the long weekend (public holiday monday). Today i am loading frames up for a job being shipped to venus bay.

Cedar frames headed to venus bay

glass being shipped seperate.

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Bay Window install

Finished Product, Uncategorized, Work in progress

Yesterday myself, Tom and Andrew installed this bay window (and another double window which ill add photos later).  The original window was rotting away and falling apart.  White cathedral glass on top colonial sashes, clear laminate on bottom panels. Sides are fixed/dummy sashes with the middle panel able to be lifted up (screens not in photo but sit on outside.)

Cedar bay window

Factory full of frames + more

Finished Product, Work in progress

Well i keep getting emails and cold calls saying i need to update my website.  yet it seems to be doing ok.

Today i thought id post a couple of photos of our factory floor, a sash i re-beaded this morning and a close up of a lift up window – you get to see the beautiful grain of cedar up close.  lucky you.

this sash with grey glass was originally putty glazed. client asked to remove the putty and rebead with custom bevelled beads. much easier to paint.

all the frames stacked up to give some workspace for more.

close up of a single hung lift up window. inside view (you see the sash lift handle) and double glazed. You can see the finish of the cedar timber is very beautiful.

Aluminium install

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This morning we removed 2 rotten timber framed louvre windows and replaced them with our aluminium residential sliding windows.  Flange and angle to finish, with some timber beading to go on the inside. i left the lads to finish the job once we had the larger one screwed in.  The owner was pretty happy and has asked us to quote for more along the side of the house.

Removing rotten wooden timbers and replacing with aluminium

Still here – 2019 kicking on

Finished Product, Uncategorized, Work in progress

Well late december on the very last job for the year i managed to cut my hand (snapped razer blade).  An operation, a cast and some nerve damage was my end of year.  However i am mostly mended and we have been back at TWM since early Jan. Although we make aluminium, it is the timber side which is very busy at the moment.

gluding up timbers to make a gate

Some of this work is headed for rural SA, and into Victoria.  As the years go by we are finding that we are doing more work for interstate clients as well.

peter. production manager, son of the boss – George.

🙂

Bifold and commercial frames glazed

Finished Product

I glazed these doors and windows yesterday (plus more not in view).

the bifold panels of glass weigh just over 30kilos each, so the doors stacked to one side is about 150kilos of weight hanging there. which illustrates why you need to install a bifold properly.

the glass is 4mm toughened clear, 16mm argon gap, 4mm toughened clear.

Bifold install

Finished Product, Work in progress

We made some commercial aluminium windows and bifolds for a client.

They installed the windows, but asked us to come down and install the bifolds properly.

So Here are 2 photos of the bifolds i installed this morning.

manufactured and installed by THE WINDOW MAN

Black aluminium bifolds installed today

We will glaze the frames at a later date – double glazed units.

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.