Our friendly and knowledgeable team are here to answer any questions you may have and can offer obligation-free quotes, too. We’ve included some frequently asked questions and information on joinery jargon below.
- What type of door do I need? The choice is seemingly endless from louvre doors and shutters, standard Paint Quality flush doors through to solid timber glass and panel doors. We are sure to have a door to suit your requirements.
- What type of hinges? Our standard interior hinge is a Satin Chrome finish though Brass and Florentine Bronze can also be used. For exterior Joinery we generally use Stainless steel hinges.
- What type of Jamb? The jamb style is dependent on a number of factors – the thickness of the wall, whether architraves are to be used, or if you are grooving the Jambs over the gib.
- How is my door hung? Imagine opening the door towards you – if the hinges are on the left it is a left hung door, if the hinges are on the right it is a right hung door. The same applies to bi-folds – doors folding towards you and to the left are left hung bi-folds, doors folding towards you and to the right are right hung bi-folds.
- How should I protect my Joinery? Interior doors are designed for internal use only and should never be subjected to exterior conditions or high moisture and temperature fluctuations such as spa or sauna rooms. Exterior doors are designed for installation in areas protected by a porch or substantial overhang, and should not be subjected to driving rain or long periods of direct sunshine. It is vital that your Joinery is sealed promptly after delivery to prevent moisture absorption and consequent movement. A comprehensive Care and Handling guide and our full Warranty Conditions are located further down this page.
Open louvre/shutter – a fixed open ventilating louvre.
Closed louvre/shutter – a non-ventilating louvre.
Adjustable louvre/shutter – a louvre/shutter with a pivoting blade to control light and ventilation. Sometimes called a Plantation Shutter.
Flush door – a smooth faced flat door.
Bi-fold – two or more doors or sashes folding open on specialist bi-folding rollers.
Cavity Slider – a door sliding within an internal wall pocket or cavity.
What is a sash? Opening windows and some fixed windows are composed of one or more ‘sashes’, which are fitted into window frames. The window frame in turn is fixed into the rough openings left in the wall during construction.
Awning hung – a window whose sashes are opening from the top.
Casement hung – a window whose sashes are opening from the side (like a door).
Jambs – the jamb is the frame around your door or window.
Facings – frame the outside of exterior Joinery frames, generally on two sides and the top.
Glazing Bar – a narrow vertical or horizontal section of door or sash separating panels of glass.
Muntin – Vertical section of door separating panels or glass (wider than a glazing bar).
Leaf – a term used to describe a single door or sash, e.g. a bi-fold door may be called a four leaf bi-fold meaning it has four doors within the bi-fold frame.
Lite – a term used to describe the amount of openings in a frame or the amount of glass in a window or door. E.g. a four lite door will have four separate pieces of glass.
Mullion – a vertical section of frame that separates the doors/sashes
Transom – a horizontal section of frame that separates the doors/sashes
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