There are many ways to fit our windows and doors. The below images show the most common fixing adaptors available which clip into the back of our frames. Usually the adaptors come in 100mm off cuts, but if required can be made in continuous lengths (for example, weatherboard homes may require this). Selecting the correct fixing adaptor can make installation much easier. It’s not uncommon to use two or more types of fixing adaptors in a project depending on the cladding and building set up.

Adaptor A:
Our most common adaptor which can be reversed is often used in brick veneer, weatherboard and foam board set ups. Often fixed straight to the stud via the angle that sticks out.

Common on foam board and weatherboard

Common in brick veneer

Adaptor B:
Our second most common fixing adaptor which is often used in concrete and tilt slab openings. Fixings are put through the glazing channel. Care needs to be taken that the fixings holes are countersunk so that when we fit the glass, the screw head doesn’t clip our glass and cause it to explode.

Adaptor C:
This adaptor is common in foam board and brick veneer set ups. This adaptor cannot be made continuous and will come in pre-cut ~100mm sections.

Adaptor D:
This adaptor is sometimes known as the in-line reveal adaptor and can be handy in offsetting the frame although it’s extended leg can present issues with finishing off.

Adaptor E:
A rarely used adaptor which only comes in pre-cut ~100mm sections that clip into the back of our frame.

Adaptor F:
Shown here is the only adaptor that fits into our triple track 150mm sliding door frame. Usually the fixings are done via the slide in adaptor and covered with screw plugs. The fixings on the fixed panel side will be hidden by the panel itself. Brackets and angles can be put onto the adaptor by the builder to give different fixing solutions

  • 28 June 2017
post by Phoenix
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