||‘Anodised aluminium’ has been chemically
and electrically treated to provide excellent surface protection.
||This window is hung from
the top, and opens out from the bottom. One advantage
is that it can be left ajar in wet weather.
||This is a
window that has 3 straight sections, usually 2 sides and
1 front, which projects outwards from the house. The sides
are not at 90 degrees to the front.
||A door or window where
the panels slide and ‘fold’ against each other
to create a wide opening.
||When you look at the piece
of aluminium in cross-section, it is completely enclosed.
This adds strength and rigidity.
||A window that protrudes
from the house in a box shape (i.e the sides are at right
angles to the main window pane). Excellent for creating
warmth and light.
||These windows open outwards and are hung at the sides.
||This is where the two windows (one on top, one below) slide past each other. A pivot sash lets you tilt each window to clean both sides of it. Great for apartments or smaller spaces.
||Aluminium which has been pre heated and
through a die under high pressure which creates the extrusions in
their desired shape.
||The people who actually
manufacture the windows or doors.
||This is any window which has a number of
‘faces’, which are joined by silicon.
||This is a pane of glass retained in a
frame that can not be opened.
||These are folded or extruded
materials (usually aluminium) which are fitted between
the framing of the house and the frames of your windows.
They are very important.
||An pair of doors,
closing together, which usually open outwards on to a
deck or patio.
||Similar to a box window,
but with a sloping glass roof. Ideal for kitchens, or
creating space and light.
||The vertical piece at
the side of a window or door frame.
||The internal facing between
the window or door and wall lining. (Also known as a ‘reveal’)
||Any vertical piece that appears within a
window. Required to allow a sash to be fitted to a larger
window, or breakup the size of a window into smaller
||These are vents installed
in windows, to allow a healthy flow of fresh air to the
||This process applies a paint finish
to the aluminium in the form of a powder, which is then
baked on to the product. It allows for a range of attractive
||The horizontal edge in a sash or glazed
||A window with one or more of its sides
sloping (e.g a triangular window)
||The opening part of a window frame, unless it is a
||A vertical sliding window with two
panes of glass which slide past each other in one action.
||A glazed panel at the side of a hinged
door. Sometimes the sidelight can also be opened.
||The vertical edge of a sash or glazed
||A horizontal piece that appears within
the frame of a window or door.
||A horizontal member fitted approximately halfway up a