Last week three of us worked in Glenelg, installing some aluminium sliding windows, and the main task – a wall cut and install of a timber bifold window with timber servery bench. A lintel was used in this process.
some photos showing a brick wall being cut and bifold installed.
The inside is then finished with a bullnose sill, quads inside and out and the mortar from the bricks re-done.
Every year it, work becomes crazy busy as orders increase, and time runs out. here is a photo I’ve taken this morning giving an idea how little room we have to move at the moment in the factory.
A few random photos of things going on.
Yesterday i had to empty the sawdust bins, which had completely overflowed.
If you have never cleaned up massive piles of sawdust, I suggest you try it just so you know you should avoid it.
Cleaning out the sawdust extractor after one of our bins overfilled. aaaaah sawdust, it gets everywhere.
Making new timber sashes based on the old ones given to us. A common issue for timber sashes is they rot in the rain over the years, you cant repair them – you need new ones!
Custom made cedar gate.
Custom made cedar gate.
My entire last week was spent on a first floor of a hall installing 16 bronze anodise sliding windows. It was a challenge (4 of us there all week) but in terms of photos, pretty boring. But this was being made at the factory by my timber lads and when i returned to work I had to photo this and share it.
Solid Oak. roughly 2900 high x 3000 wide. We are making a pair of doors (again solid oak) which when we install the frame will be hung on pivots.
The fixed panels on the sides will be adorned with crosses and other ikons for the church.
2900 x 3000 or so. 2 doors on pivot hinges will be made and hung when we install it . for a church in adelaide. the panels on the sides will have crosses and other items
This morning we set up 2 bifolds for installation. here is a photo of the work being carried out. I left the lads there to finish the glazing, so its not a finished photo.
Cedar bifold doors.
1 is 3 panel, other is 5 panel.
Yesterday i took this photo of a jobsite we are working on. The Client is not yet ready for the glass panels to be installed. Clear anodise commercial framing. Awnings on top of the windows.
Clear Anodise commercial frames. Windows will have large fixed panels of glass with awning sashes on top. Door frame with hinged full glass door. Work in progress shot.
Here are some photos of some arched windows we recently made. Lots of labour in these, but the end result is a work of art.
arched cedar window. made to size by template.
arched cedar window with center awning sash with white trans laminate glass.
We were asked to assess a damaged Bifold that had its active panel ripped off in a windy storm.
This Bifold had its active panel ripped off in a storm.
this is the panel that was pulled off in the wind.
You can see some of the damage to the hinges.
The doors,hinges, perimeter jambs and head, and the seals were all damaged in the storm. only a new bifold would be appropriate, repair was out of the question.
all loaded up the sunday afternoon before the install.
Clear anodise 5 panel bifold door. Hawkesbury suite from ALSPEC.
Well we have come back (the 9th for George and I with the rest of the staff fully back on january 23rd 2017). I’ve been a little slack in uploading new images of what we have been doing so today here are a few random images of what has been going on the past few months.
Replacing damaged colonial bars with new ones.
5 panel clear anodise bifold door. Hawkesbury suite from ALSPEC.
Casement windows with putty glazed sashes.
Hanging the cedar gate we had made earlier
cedar doorframe, made to clients specs.
removal of old timber lift up window, replaced with aluminium double slider
Pearl White Aluminium Sliding Window. A common but great style of window we make. Cathedral glass
Cedar Doorframes, no sills.
A small selection of the variety of work we have carried out recently. Ill try make a better effort and post more frequently.
regards Peter @ THE WINDOW MAN