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The most important part of the installation procedure comes before you even have your windows.

 
       
 

It is critical that you measure your old window opening properly and accurately. Pvc windows are custom-built and can't be returned if the size ordered was inaccurate. This is why for all replacement windows and doors and some new constructions, our trained technicians will take their own measurements before manufacture. Most windows and doors are manufactured to +/-2 mm accuracy so ideally you should get the closest fit possible.

We recommend the installation and glazing of Window Factory Double Glazed Windows and Doors be carried out by qualified technicians (such as window installer and glazier) or builders. However, we have had many enquiries from DIY enthusiasts for supply only. We are happy to provide Double Glazed Windows and Doors on a supply only basis, but feel that for some of our clients, the installation work performed by themselves or independent trades people has compromised the quality of our windows and doors somewhat. For instance, in the event of a large gap between the wall and window, which is not covered or filled, there will be a decrease to the noise insulation and energy efficiency of the window or door.

Please note that we will not be responsible for incorrect installation if we did not install your windows and doors, and we suggest that you contact the responsible party who performed the installation work.
We have been very successful at fixing poor installation of Double Glazed Windows and Doors - even those supplied by our competitors, but a fee is payable for this service, which depends on the complexity of the job and the quantity of items involved. We also offer a consultation service for builders if they are unfamiliar with Pvc windows.

The errors of judgement of some clients have led us to the creation of avoid-a-DIY-disaster installation tips. Please note that this information intended to be used as suggestions on what to look out for, based on our experience in correcting many problem installations, rather than a step-by-step guide to installing the Double Glazed Windows or Doors. Every installation may have unforeseen difficulties ranging from the weather to architectural challenges which may require an experts knowledge and experience to resolve, and although we took care in providing accurate information, please don't take complete reliance on it.

Tools Required:

  • Gloves, Goggles
  • Tape Measure, Spirit Level, Pencil
  • Electric screwdriver, Nail Gun (may be required)
  • Hand Drill, with 3, 3.5 or 4mm drill bits
  • Screws see below for sizes
  • Any type of Saw (to cut an aluminium angle)
  • Expanding foam
  • Window Packers - 1, 3, 7, 12mm

Before starting it may be prudent to first check the size, style and position against order. The Double Glazed Window may be perfectly installed, but if it is upside-down or meant for another room - the plan is compromised!

As uPVC Windows are not designed to be loadbearing, a lintel may be required above the window. If you are unsure, please consult a qualified fitter/surveyor. The new window should be approximately 10 mm smaller in height and width than the brick opening. Clear around the site of window, removing curtains/blinds/ornaments etc

Removal of Existing Windows and Doors

Prepare the immediate site by covering with durable dustsheets inside and out. Using screwdriver/nail bar remove all opening sashes. To remove glass in remaining window fixed lights, carefully crack glass with the aid of a screwdriver/punch and light hammer.

Always start at the top corner from inside the window, remove cracked shards and deposit into plastic bin. With the aid of a Stanley knife on inside of window, break plaster seal around periphery of window frame.

Using crosscut saw, cut through the remaining vertical (mullion) and horizontal (transom) frame members and remove. Paying attention to minimise damage to plaster, brickwork and damp proof membrane cut through the outer frame jambs head and cill of the window frame.

With careful application of the nail bar, it should now be possible to lever the framework away from the plaster line with minimum disturbance. Remove any projecting cement accumulations with your masonry chisel and clean away any debris around the opening.

Fitting New Double Glazed Windows and Doors

Cill (where required): Position the cill profile onto the brickwork, such that the up stand is snug against the plaster line of the jambs (it may be necessary to trim the 'horns' to fit around the brickwork. Using the plastic packers, level the cill with approximately 5mm clearance between it and the brickwork. Secure the cill to the brickwork using the 8 x 100 mm fixing bolts positioned approximately 150 mm from each end and at 600 mm centres thereafter. Check for level and do not over tighten the fixing bolts. Run a bead of silicone along the back edge of the cill up stand. Using silicone or superglue, secure the end caps into position. They may need trimming to size if the cill horns have been cut around the brickwork.

Remove all glazing beads from the window frame, marking them accordingly to ensure they can be replaced into the original position.

Offer the new window into position, with the base snug against the cill up stand, ensuring a tight seal into the bead of silicone.

Clean off any excess silicone, which might occur. With spirit level, ensure the new window is positioned vertically and where appropriate hard up against the plaster line.

Wedge the window into position using the plastic packers provided. Do not bend the framework by over packing.

Open the vents of the window to enable access to the outer frame jambs. Using #8 x 40 posidrive screws, secure the bottom of the window to the cill, 150 mm from each internal corner and 600 mm centres thereafter. Secure the window jambs into the brickwork surround using 8 x 100 mm fixing bolts, again 150 mm from each corner and at +/- 600 mm centres thereafter.

In all cases ensure that the screw heads are not standing proud as this may interfere with the glass positioning. It is not advisable to attempt bolt fixing in the head of the window, as this may permanently damage the structural lintel of your window, the best solution for fixing the head is to use expanding foam. Close and lock all opening sashes, check for square ness within the outer frame.

   
   

Glazing of New Double Glazed Windows and Doors

Prior to moving the glass sealed units into the approximate aperture, it is necessary to position 25 x 100 x 15 glazing bridges into the frame recess. A dab of silicone will secure the packer in place in preparation for the next step. Position a 28 x 100 x 5 glazing packer onto the bottom glazing bridges. In the case of side hung sashes also glue or silicone secure an additional 28 x 100 x 5 glazing packer onto the glazing bridge opposite the hinge side. Locate the appropriate glass sealed unit into the aperture, resting squarely on the glazing packers, ensuring the glass is central within the opening. Push the glass back into the rebate as far as it will go without using undue pressure.

Using hand pressure only, position additional 2 mm glass packers to square up where necessary. Gently unlock and open the sashes to check that no binding occurs within the locking system and no movement occurs between the glass and frame, minor glass packer adjustments may be necessary to achieve perfect squareness. Clip back the pre marked glazing beads into the original position in the following order first - top, second - bottom, then sides. Carefully gun a bead of silicone between the outside masonry and window frame periphery, wiping off any excess. Similarly, gun a thin bead of acrylic between the inside plaster and window from the periphery.

Glazing also requires use of additional tools comprised of:

  • Glass suction cups/ vacuum cups
  • Rubber or plastic hammer
  • Glass/ Glazing packers
  • Silicon or plastic glue

Final Step of installation for Double Glazed Windows and Doors

Remove all protective tape from the faces of the window frame, clean where necessary with warm soapy water. When the window is installed, check its operation (unless fixed panel). You should not have to use force to open and close the window, and it should be airtight when closed. The sash should fit into the frame and there should be no gaps between frame and sash and frame and wall when closed. If the window or door looks crooked it has not been correctly installed. To check for operation, open the sash a few times and check if the operation is smooth and comfortable.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 

New Construction

 

Installation of Double Glazed Windows in new homes or buildings is usually performed by the builder and his team, however, we are prepared to quote and provide an installation service if required. Installation fee is calculated on a per item basis and depends on the size and quantity of the items. The installation quote ordinarily includes glazing, but we can also provide a quote for installation excluding glazing, or a glazing only installation - we are flexible and understand that client circumstances vary.   For supplementary material on double glazed new construction click here

 
     
 

Replacement

 

Installation of replacement double glazed windows and doors or for new constructions includes removal but not disposal of existing windows, and includes glazing, which involves fitting glass into the frame.
If you hired a builder to manage the installation, but they are unfamiliar with upvc, we provide consulting services to ensure the windows installation is trouble free.   For a detailed discussion on the subject of double glazed replacement click here

 
     
 

Secondary

 

Installation of Secondary Double Glazed Windows and Doors involves installing the new Double Glazed Window behind the original window frame, which is retained, so the secondary window becomes adjacent to the existing window.
Installations of Secondary Double Glazed Windows usually take less time than replacement double glazed windows (depending on window size, shape and glazing) and without the inconvenience that can occur during window replacement such as delays on site because of architrave removal/replacement, other site works such as painting etc.   Get all the facts on double glazed secondary

 
     
 

Clading

 

Awning windows have both federation and contemporary architecture applications. Our windows are more than just apertures for light and ventilation - they can be a major spectacle offering a connection to heaven and earth. With the right advice about placement and size, our windows can improve comfort, utilize daylight and natural ventilation for improvement in overall health and well being.   Supplementary advice on double glazed clading

 
     
 

Single Brick

 

Awning windows have both federation and contemporary architecture applications. Our windows are more than just apertures for light and ventilation - they can be a major spectacle offering a connection to heaven and earth. With the right advice about placement and size, our windows can improve comfort, utilize daylight and natural ventilation for improvement in overall health and well being.   Extra information about double glazed single brick can be found here

 
     
 

Sealing

 

Many people have the impression that all silicone gels on the market are the same, but we have found that their properties and, therefore, suitability varies dramatically. Generally, the descriptions of silicone offer little information as to the correct grade and type for a given application, and because of performance variability, there is no one type of silicone sealant that should be used for everything. Using the incorrect silicone or improper use may cause joint failure, contamination of surfaces because of poor application, excessive movement in the sealed joint.   Greater detail on double glazed sealing can be found here

 
     
 

Measuring Your Window

 

The most important part of the installation procedure for double glazed windows and doors, comes before you even order your windows. It is critical that you measure your old window opening properly and accurately. Pvc double glazed windows and doors are custom-built and can't be returned if the size ordered was inaccurate. This is why for all replacement windows and doors and some new constructions, our trained technicians will take their own measurements before manufacture. All of our double glazed windows and doors are manufactured to a high accuracy, so ideally you should get the closest fit possible.   To obtain additional information on double glazed measuring your window

 
     
 

Double Glazed Windows and Doors

 
       
  0412 717 066  
  info@windowfactory.com.au  
 
 
     
 

Tilt & Slide Door

 

Our Double Glazed Doors are more than just apertures for light and ventilation - they can be a major spectacle offering a connection to heaven and earth. With the right advice about placement and size, our Double Glazed Tilt and Slide Doors can improve comfort, utilize daylight and natural ventilation for improvement in overall health and well being. Window Factory Tilt and Slide Doors are the most innovative and attractive deck/ garden or balcony doors available. Not only do they boast the tilt option of other popular styles, but the Tilt and Slide Doors were also designed to maintain our reputation for high performance.   Get the answers on your questions on double glazed tilt & slide door on this page

 
     
 

Bay Window

 

Nothing can maximise cross ventilation without crating a draft like Bay Windows. They are more than just a period feature - when strategically placed they can replace air conditioning and provide a lovely feature for your home. They also make the room feel more spacious and appear larger, so they have been known to increase the value of a property. Typically, the bay windows are very large, even covering almost the entire distance from floor to ceiling. The effect of prolific natural light and stunning outdoor views from any angle in the room can be filtered or softened with window treatments.   Continued on the double glazed bay window page

 
     
 

French Door

 

Make a grand entrance to your outdoor living area and impress your family and friends with our traditional and carefully crafted Double Glazed French Doors that add charm and elegance to any home! Double Glazed French Doors open and close like conventional doors, and with an outswing design can save interior space, where it is limited. Combine with a wheelchair accessible threshold, a sidelight/ fixed panel or colonial bars that add the classic look of divided light, and Double Glazed French Doors will become a stunning feature of your home!   For more information double glazed french door

 
     
 

Bifold Door

 

Embrace the beauty and sophistication of our Bifold Double Glazed Door carefully crafted with uncompromising expertise and unsurpassed quality The Double Glazed Doors are the ideal choice for the aspiring or an expert entertainer, offering an awe inspiring effect of an unobstructed opening onto a pool deck, garden, private beach, bushland or conservatory. The superior performance features are maintained in this style, offering acoustic insulation of upto 40 dB, with excellent energy efficiency rating measured by a u-value of 1.8, all while being corrosion resistant and environmentally friendly.   For more information double glazed bifold door

 
     
 

Bifold Window

 

Combining the mastery of old world craftsmanship and progressive German engineering technologies, we create the most sophisticated upvc windows for the intelligent consumer who has the capacity to discern between a cheap imitation which creates disappointment, and our exceptional double glazed windows which will please and delight for years to come. Specified by architects as attributes of buildings, bifold windows bring out qualities of creativity, intelligence and magnificence that are easy to recognize but difficult to quantify or replicate by an inferior product. By making choices one transfers to the material assemblage of a building those attributes which really belong to one's personality. It is inevitable that qualities that feature in the buildings' owners' characters are read into architecture. What do your windows say about you?   To obtain additional information on double glazed bifold window

 
     
 

Fixed Window

 

Continuity, refinement and reflection of light will bring out the many benefits by the use of our Double Glazed Fixed Panels. They are cost efficient and offer the ultimum level of high performance in acoustic and noise insulation, since they are non-openable. Our approach deals with important aspects of architecture - the cultural and the natural environment. Combine together with other window and door types to allow the play of light and shadow in your home, or for breathtaking surrounding view, and improve the energy efficiency, sound insulation and comfort qualities in your home. Fixed panels have universal appeal and can be used in any style of home! They are environmentally friendly since they are recyclable and contribute to reduction in carbon emissions.   Continued on the double glazed fixed window page

 
     
 

Shape Window

 

All of your senses work to appreciate a building and its components and this involves time and space: thermal and acoustic and tactile sensations, as well as memories and associations. Uniquely designed windows can even bring about a whole repertoire of past experiences and future hopes, based on your emotions and tastes. Through compellingly perceptive rethinking of the configurations of members, joints and welding processes, we are able to manufacture almost any shape and size, only limited by your imagination! Ultimately, shape windows are a symbol of your creativity and individuality.   Additional information on double glazed shape window can be found at this location

 
     
 

Casement Window

 

Casement windows are an excellent choice for consumers concerned with acoustic, thermal and safety performance. The difference is obvious at a glance - the frame and sash look sturdy and substantial when compared to ordinary aluminium and wooden windows. You can have a beautifull home, but if you install inexpensive windows, the strucure of the home can feel cheaply built.   More info on double glazed casement window

 
     
 

Stacker Door

 

The Double Glazed Stacker Door has two or more (upto 6) panels, with one panel sliding past another, and all of the panels resting or being 'stacked' on one or two sides. They are a great alternative to Bifold Double Glazed Doors, when the client prefers the sliding style over the Bifold, or when space is at a premium, since with Stacker or Sliding Double Glazed Doors you need not worry about furniture placement or possible exterior obstacles. These doors feature ease of operation and maintenance, a universally appealing design that will complement any modern home.   Continued on the double glazed stacker door page

 
     
 

Casement Door

 

The Casement Double Glazed Door is essentially a single panel double glazed hinged door that has one panel swinging in or out. This style is our best performing Double Glazed Door against wind, rain, fire, and even snow, the casement style is energy efficient and practical, which will have an instant impact on your home. This product is suitable for both internal and external uses and is also available for specialised commercial and architectural applications.   Great suggestions and more on double glazed casement door can be found here

 
     
 

Euroslide Staker

 

The all-round customer-friendly double glazed products offer an enhanced appearance as well as superior fabrication ease and performance. Together, the advanced form and function of sliding window system ensure lasting high quality, simple installation and satisfied customers. The Rehau Euroslide Design can be used to make a wide variety of upvc sliding double glazed windows and doors. Three main categories of pvcu window and door design can be fabricated.   Read more on double glazed euroslide staker

 
     
 

Sizes and Dimentions

 

The total cost of delivery is directly related to the sizes and number of double glazing items in your order. If any of your double glazed windows or doors exceed a certain level in either height or width, we must use a bigger truck, which will raise the cost of delivery, even if you have only a single double glzing item. The first delivery level is 4m wide; the second delivery level is 6m wide. Of course, we always stack the items in a most efficient way to save space.   For a detailed discussion on the subject of double glazed sizes and dimentions click here

 
     
 

Climate Control

 

The power of the sun is generally underestimated. In one home, we measured 7kW of solar energy per hour on a sunny day in January, which is enough to some of your home appliances including air conditioners and heaters. This means that the same amount of energy is heating your home as you are using on an appliance to cool it! Upto 40% of heat or cold, depending on the season, can be escaping your home through badly insulated windows. Would you buy an appliance if you were told it could only operate at 60% capacity? And yet if your windows and doors have an inadequate u value score, you could be undermining your efforts to cool/ heat your home. Double Glazed Windows and Doors offer full control of your surroundings through a tight weather seal to insulate your home and make it energy efficient.   For supplementary material on double glazed climate control click here

 
     
 

Handling and Storage

 

After the double glazed windows are delivered to your home or the construction site, ideally they should be installed as soon as possible, to minimise the risk of accidental damage. However, we understand that this may not be practical if there are other renovation or construction work being completed - in this case, it is best to store the double glazed window/ door frames and glass separately and in an area with limited access, so that the upvc window frames and insulated glass units experience the least movement possible.   Examine all the facts on double glazed handling and storage page

 
     
 

Safety

 

Double Glazed Windows and Doors are committed to protecting our staff, customers, associates and public from risk and injury associated with working with windows and glass products. Most accidents are preventable, and we provide extensive training for our staff to deal with various situations and armed with knowledge and experience, we are confident they are well prepared for uncertainty. Double Glazed Windows and Doors maintain an effective OH&S plan that not only complies with the law, but also is continuously improved as we try to uphold the highest level of safety that reaches beyond minimum legal requirements.   Extra information about double glazed safety can be found here

 
     
 

IGUnit Glass

 

or Double Glazing is described as two or more lites of glass spaced apart and hermetically sealed to form a single glazed unit with an air gap between each lite. As the name suggests, the most important function of and IGU is to improve the thermal performance of glass when used in architectural applications. It is common to find two panel of glass and they are therefore also referred to as double glazing units. Triple glazing units are rare but serve their owners well in very cold climates. Insulated glazing may be framed in a sash or frame. IGU made of glass is called insulated glass.   Greater detail on double glazed igunit glass can be found here

 
     
 

Test Reports

 

Purchasing upvc double glazing is not simply a cosmetic improvement, it is about technical advancement, high performance, safety and security, so by having various of our vinyl double glazed products tested in a laboratory to Australian Standards and the building regulations, ensures your double glazed windows comply with the minimum expected from any manufacturer in Australia. In fact, the double glazed window products that were tested have been found to outperform the minimum levels, and sometimes even exceed these levels several times over. Supplementary advice on double glazed test reports.   Additional information on double glazed test reports can be found at this location

 
     
 

Float Glass

 

Is the most cost effective option because the features of this type of glass are rather basic. Float glass refers to a completely flat plane of clear glass. The term float is derived from the production method, and this type of glass is also often referred to as flat glass.   For supplementary material on double glazed float glass click here

 
     
 

Hardware

 

Double Glazed Windows and Doors uses only quality hardware. Maco Secure guarantees the performance of their double glazed upvc window and door hardware against break-in through failure of their products. Should in the unlikely event of a break-in through the double glazed window hardware Maco Secure will re-imburse any insurance excesses up to a maximum. Get the answers on your questions on double glazed hardware on this page.   Get the answers on your questions on double glazed hardware on this page

 
     
 

Warranty

 

Double Glazed Windows and Doors recognizes every purchase is a significant investment in your home, and we do everything to ensure the double glazed windows and doors you purchase pay for themselves long after you are so comfortable you forget they are there. Double glazed windows and doors will not require replacement for many years and to guarantee superior performance we use only high quality profile, double glazed units and hardware. Our relationship with clients doesn't end when the job is complete, Double Glazed Windows and Doors are available to you for any help. Additional information on double glazed warranty can be found at this location.   Read more on double glazed warranty

 
     
 

PrestigeD Z84

 

Rehau quality stands for ambition and power, and these ideas are represented well in the Prestige casement upvc window and door system. The thickness of glazing ranges from 5mm to 33 mm. This double glazed window and door system comes with an overlap that measures 8 to 10 mm located between frame and sash, and this overlap not only helps to eliminate water infiltration and dust penetration, but also aids in saving energy consumption. Design optimisation of reinforcement chambers makes the double glazed window and door made of this profile highly resistant to high wind pressure.   To obtain additional information on double glazed prestiged z84

 
     
 

Low E Glass

 

Low-e glass brings out the best that technology has to offer for improving your views and comfort! A cool, metal oxide coating is applied to clear or tinted glass, so that the appearance and performance are the same regardless of glass thickness. Low-e glass is recommended by many energy efficiency experts as a result of high performance combined with aesthetics. Low-E glass typically cost about 15% more than ordinary glass, but they reduce energy use by as much as 30-50%, by using most of the heat gain in winter but keep the harmful UV rays out during the summer, and when used in insulated glass units - can have even better benefits.
For hot climates, low-E coating should be applied to the outside pane of glass. If the windows are designed to provide heat energy in the winter and keep heat inside the house typical of cold climates, the Low-E coating will maximise benefit by being on the inside pane of glass.   Read more on double glazed low e glass

 
     
 

Draft Proof

 

There are significant savings in electricity that will pay for your windows in 6-7 years and will reduce your CO2 emissions by about 100-150kg per year. For an indication of energy efficiency of a window or door, look for the U-value or R-value. U-value measures the overall heat transfer coefficient, or how well the window/door conducts heat and is also the inverse of the R-value. The lower the U-value, the greater a window's resistance to heat flow and the better its insulating value. Our windows boast a value of 1.8, which means they perform three times better than an aluminium framed window with a typical value of 5.4-5.6. And since windows can contribute to between 15-40% energy loss in a building, installing the most energy efficient windows available should be the intelligent homeowner's priority.   For a detailed discussion on the subject of double glazed draft proof click here

 
       
 

Double Glazed Windows and Doors

 
  0412 717 066  
  info@windowfactory.com.au