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 – 2 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 2 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 4 leaf bi-fold meaning it has 4 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 4 lite door will have 4 separate pieces of glass.
Mullion. A vertical section of frame which separates the doors/sashes
Transom. A horizontal section of frame which separates the doors/sashes
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.
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. Buildings with Air Conditioning and/or underfloor heating may also have adverse effects on Interior doors.
Handle your Joinery carefully. Surfaces will be damaged by careless handling and dirty hands. Do not drag across one another or other surfaces and avoid rain spots on exposed surfaces before sealing, as these may discolour the final product
Upon delivery, your Joinery should be stored in a dry well ventilated area away from extremes of humidity, temperature and direct sunlight.
It is vital that your Joinery is sealed promptly after delivery to prevent moisture absorption and consequent movement.
Before fitting, remove any handling marks and ease any sharp edges. Exterior products must be finished using an exterior grade paint, stain or marine varnish.
All 6 surfaces of your Joinery MUST be sealed, including any checkouts, with careful attention being paid to all bottom edges.
DO NOT use dark coloured paint or stain as these increase the risk of excessive heat uptake from direct or reflective sunlight which may result in undesirable timber movement. eg twisting, bowing, splitting. In all circumstances sealant manufacturer’s recommendations should be sort and their application and follow up maintenance instructions strictly followed to obtain good results. The finish of your Joinery must be maintained regularly with recoating periodically according to sealant manufacturers instructions.
Because the application of finishes is beyond the control of the door manufacturer, no liability is accepted for the quality of the finished result.
Natural variations in the colour and grain of timber are not considered defects and we make every effort to match components within the Joinery. Minor swelling and shrinkage of components are normal characteristics of timber and varies with seasonal humidity.
9 Parkwood Place
East Tamaki, Auckland
PO Box 58 406
Phone 09 274 4698
Fax 09 274 4423