WINDOW AND DOOR INFORMATION
Like the look and want to know more? The following is a simple explanation of the various options and components that make up our aluminium windows and doors.
We don’t have any standard sizes as we make all our windows and aluminium doors in Melbourne to measure. We custom make everything here in our factory so it’s really a case of you telling us what you have in mind and seeing if we can do it. We’re more than happy to tell you what makes sense and advise you on things if required.
Often clients, architects or builders will send us through sketches or architectural plans of what they are after and we will quote it using our sophisticated estimating program known as V6 (shown to the right). If there are better solutions to some window designs we will take initiative and change it or advise you on it.
We offer customers a huge range of Dulux, Colourbond and Interpon powder coat colours as well as anodised metal. Our Dulux colour chart, which encompasses most Colourbond colours, can be downloaded on the left. Our standard range is the Duralloy range, but on request we can also do the Precious, RapidCure, Duratec and other colours.
If you would like us to order you a free sample card please just contact us so we can arrange it for you.
In all our aluminium windows and aluminium doors in Melbourne, we only use commercial quality hardware. There are so many different types of hardware components it’s hard to list them all here, but rest assured we only team up with reputable and proven hardware companies like Lockwood (handles and locks), Hafele (handles), Centor (top-rolling hardware), CiiLock (bottom rolling hardware), Whitco (awning winders), Brio/Henderson (rolling hardware), Doric and many other companies.
We’ll quote you what we think is best, but if you have something specific in mind don’t hesitate to ask us to see if we can do it.
Really it’s a case of tell us what type of glass you want and we’ll be able to do it. We can do single glazed, double glazed, low E performance and noise performance glass as well as all kinds of tints, patterns and translucent glass.
In the majority of commercial/architectural windows we do our clients usually opt for either clear single laminated or double glazed toughened safety glass. These types of glass are shown below. Often in new homes and major renovations energy rating reports will specify the glass type required.
Our most popular framing system, shown below (bottom left) in single glazed form, is our centre glazed frame which measures 101.6mm by 44mm. We do dozens of different architectural / commercial framing suites like front glazed, offset, extended, thermally broken and glazing channel frames, which all come in single and double glazed forms, some of these sections are shown below (bottom right). If you would like to know more, need cross sections, sample offcuts or anything else just contact us or visit our showroom.
WHAT WE’RE GOOD AT
We love doing whole house lots, major renovations, shopfronts and commercial sized buildings as well as one off bifolding and stackable sliding doors. We also love doing huge pieces of glass. These are the things we are geared towards doing really well and efficiently. We can, on request, do one off windows; however, because we’re geared towards doing more than one window at a time, one off windows and hinge doors in Melbourne are not very cost effective.
We deal with both the public and trades so don’t hesitate to ask for a quote on your project. Send us your plans, drawings or ideas and we’ll help make it happen, like we did with this job in Red Hill that is on the shortlist of the 2014 architectural awards.
All our products, including our 400 series windows and doors, have been specifically tested to comply and exceed the Australian standards and performance values for efficacy. U-Value and SHGC values are part of this and each window / door system has been specifically tested to find out the energy efficacy. We sell thermally improved aluminium as standard, but can also sell thermally broken frames which we believe are the future in aluminium windows in Melbourne. Your energy rating report will specify the type of glass required in our frame.
Our aluminium windows and doors in Melbourne come with a range of warranties:
- All Duralloy powder coat colours are supported by a 10 year durability warranty by Dulux* Other powder coats come with similar or longer Dulux warranty
- Back to back warranties from our hardware suppliers*
- Double glazed glass comes with a 10 yearback to back manufacturer warranty (not including scratches)*
- Laminated and toughened single glazed glass comes with a 5 year back to back manufacturer warranty (not including scratches)*
- All Nu-Line workmanship comes with a 1 year warranty*
* See Nu-Line Windows for more details about supplier warranties and terms and conditions