Information

GLAZING OPTIONS

Glass options available that comply with AS1288-2006 are as follows

  • Clear and obscure float (4mm thick and upwards).
  • Grade A safety glass in clear and obscure
  • Laminated safety glass in clear and tinted glass.
  • Translucent laminated safety glass (privacy and safety).
  • IGU insulated glass unit (double glazed and filled with Argon gas) in Annealed, grade A safety and laminated safety glass.

Low E and Sunergy and Similar glass have a coating that makes the glass look slightly smokey and will vary with the thickness of the glass. location of the glass, lighting etc. Coated glass is also prone to surface scratching if treated poorly.

The builder/purchaser is responsible for providing the relevant information to the manufacturer at the time of requesting a quote or ordering a product pertaining to the location of the product, its function and any other relevant information that is available for the manufacturer to specify the correct glass in the product that will comply with Australian standards AS1288:2006 for glazing for residential buildings.

It is the builders/purchasers responsibility to ensure the product purchased meets the standards and fulfils other relevant requirements such as privacy, safety, energy efficiency, noise reduction requirement etc.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS / RECOMMENDATIONS

We recommend windows and doors to be installed in accordance with building code recommended practices within 48-72 hours of delivery to site. Exceptions are if the products are stored in conditions similar to manufacturers warehouse (undercover, stacked erect and not exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations).

To avoid/minimise structural movement in timber due to exposure, we recommend the products are primed/painted within 14 days of delivery to site. Longer periods of exposure to unfinished timber surfaces could result in excessive movement of the material which may cause product to deteriorate visually and compromise its functionality.

Fit flashing to frames in the flashing grooves that are on the external surface of the window/door frame.

Any temporary bracing must be removed and frames must be installed square in the frame. Frame must be packed to avoid stiles bowing in/out when the product is installed.

Sill must be level when installed using packers where required.

Opening sashes/doors must be tested for performance prior to product being securely fastened as a frame that is installed out of square will compromise the smooth operation of moveable parts.

Allow minimum of 10mm clearance between sills and external sill bricks on BV construction. Sills must be supported and must sit on bottom plate or concrete slabs over its full length.

Bifold doors and bifold windows must be installed square and plumb and head section must be securely fastened to overhead lintel preferably using a galvanised nut and bolt to carry the weight of the doors. It is recommended fixings are no less than 800mm apart and no further than 200mm from either end.

GENERAL NOTES

All window and door frames must be secured to building frames by either back nailing or if nailing through exposed surface it is recommended that hot dipped galvanised steel or stainless steel nails are used to avoid staining the timber.

Brick cleaning or other acidic solutions may cause corrosion to window hardware including hinges and nails used in the manufacture of the product. Any spillage must be washed with clean water immediately to avoid damage to these surfaces.

We recommend windows and doors to be installed in accordance with building code recommended practices within 48-72 hours of delivery to site. Exceptions are if the products are stored in conditions similar to manufacturers warehouse (undercover, stacked erect and not exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations).

To avoid glass damage with scratching to surface area (outside) due to falling mortar, render, paintwork or other similar debris, it is recommended that a glass protective covering be applied to minimise above. The manufacturer can provide this service when windows are supplied at an additional cost.

The above recommendations are simply broad guidelines. Please refer to relevant building standards for further information on installation of Timber Windows and Doors or contact the manufacturer for more specific information if required.

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