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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.   To obtain additional information on double glazed new construction

 
     
 

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.   Extra information about double glazed replacement can be found 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.   Additional information on double glazed secondary can be found at this location

 
     
 

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.   A complete guide for double glazed clading can be found here

 
     
 

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.   For a detailed discussion on the subject of double glazed sealing click 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.   Read more on double glazed measuring your window

 
     
 

Double Glazed Windows and Doors

 
       
  0412 717 066  
  info@windowfactory.com.au  
 
 
     
 

Side Hinged Window

 

A meticulously controlled work process allows increased speed and economies of scale advantage in production and assembly. The design elements in the classic Side Hinged Double Glazed windows are sometimes subdued, but fundamentally enriching - aesthetically and through improved comfort. The classic design allows to emerge important elements such as a strong sense of mass, structural legibility and strength with clear proportional relationships between solid and void. Side Hinged windows are similar to Casement windows, but open out and provide the highest possible acoustic and thermal insulation. Side Hinged windows are uncomplicated and cost-efficient, and when combined with our double glazed units, and offer exceptional improvements in performance when compared against ordinary aluminium or wooden windows. With architect's help, the Side Hinged Double Glazed windows will no doubt encourage inhabitants or users to gain architectural delight from their serendipitous journeys throughout the home.   To obtain additional information on double glazed side hinged window

 
     
 

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.   Great suggestions and more on double glazed tilt & slide door can be found here

 
     
 

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.   Greater detail on double glazed stacker door can be found here

 
     
 

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

 
     
 

Tilt & Turn Door

 

When design and utility are a priority, our cutting edge technology is sure to impress! For exceptional thermal and acoustic performance coupled with trouble free maintenance and ingenious design, this Door will exceed your expectations. The inward swinging Tilt and Turn Double Glazed Door, operates in the same way as the Tilt and Turn Double Glezed Window, and is built with the same care and precision that any window and door deserves. Special high quality hardware allow a single handle to operate all three functions: multiple security locking points for safety when locked, special hinges allowing the window to tilt inside for gentle air flow, and of course, the fully opening 'turn' function for maximum air flow and ventilation.   A complete guide for double glazed tilt & turn door can be found here

 
     
 

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.   Continued on the double glazed casement door page

 
     
 

Awning Window

 

Double Glazed Awning Windows allow the window sash to swing outward rather than inward or up and down, so they can be located in may places around the home and easily arranged next to other window types. The awning window is the ideal window type for homes in the temperate climate zone, or homes that are positioned to take advantage of natural ventilation or breeze. Double Glazed Awning windows are made with compression and weather seal and provide higher air-tightness, energy-efficiency and acoustic insulation than other window types such as sliding and double-hung windows. Double Glazed Awning windows have a variety of applications due to their versatility and durability, and are particularly attractive option for contemporary homes because our Awning windows are manufactured locally to an indisputably imposing standard, impressing even the most discerning clientele.   Get all the facts on double glazed awning window

 
     
 

Composite Door

 

The Composite Door is gaining in popularity with great speed for clients wanting noise insulation, strength, durability and security. All our Composite Doors contain a solid interior, which is made with reinforced materials, allowing our clients to gain increased security over even a solid wooden door, and will no doubt keep the insurance provider pleased. Composite doors are extremely strong, so they don't buckle, dent or warp, because they are designed to look better and provide more security for a longer period, than wooden or glass alternatives, yet they are very price competitive. The surface contains a glass reinforced polymer material and will not fade or lose colour. Additional feature includes advanced properties that shield from the weather, to ensure you have value for money in a door that lasts for decades, not just a few years.   Greater detail on double glazed composite door can be found here

 
     
 

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.   For a detailed discussion on the subject of double glazed shape window click here

 
     
 

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.   Examine all the facts on double glazed casement window page

 
     
 

Bushfire Resistance

 

With a changing environment, bushfires have noticably increased their ferocity leaving many families devasted. Take control and protect your home by choosing Upvc Double Glazed Windows and Doors which are non-combustible and self extinguishing. Upvc Double Glazed Windows and Doors are an excellent alternative to wood for those cusotmers who live in bushfire prone areas. In fact, one of the few homes to have survived the Marysville bushfire in Victoria had upvc windows, in addition to the upvc windows, pvc was extensively used in other parts of the home.   Additional information on double glazed bushfire resistance can be found at this location

 
     
 

Change your Schedule

 

Please note that delays by you of delivery of any order of double glazed windows and doors by more than 2 months will not be processed online, and you must speak to your sales representative to make a new arrangement. Please note that you may be required to pay a storage fee for lengthy and/or repeated delays. Failure to advise us of the changes in your availability at least 2 days before the delivery date, may make it difficult for us to make a timely change and if you are a part of multi point delivery, inconvenience other customers.   To obtain additional information on double glazed change your schedule

 
     
 

Tinted Glass

 

Ordinary tinted glass is popular because it reduces heat gain and carbon emmissions, although it also marginally reduces visible light transmission. High Performance or Low-e tinted glass or spectrally selective tinted glass reduces solar heat gain to below that of ordinary bronze/ gray tint but has a visible transmittance closer to clear glass. The tint has little effect on the U-factor but reduces solar gain considerably, which can reduce the need for air conditioning in the summer. Tinted glass is useful in controlling glare - especially for those windows facing east or north east. Return the sunlight not glare into your home.   Get the answers on your questions on double glazed tinted glass 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.   Greater detail on double glazed warranty can be found 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.   Continued on the double glazed handling and storage page

 
     
 

Versatility

 

Elegant and attractive, yet practical, durable and energy efficient, we use German systems which offer quality and style that is simply superior. As the leading European manufacturers of uPVC window and door systems, out German suppliers enjoy an enviable reputation for quality and design. With decades of extensive experience in producing the highest quality windows and doors, you can rely on us to deliver exceptional performance windows and doors with a value for money that our competitors find difficult to challenge.   Read more on double glazed versatility

 
     
 

Glass Warranty

 

Irrespective of the type of glass you choose for your windows and doors, you will be reassured of high quality through our warranty committment to you. All the glass we use in our windows and doors comply with Australian standards. We will repair or replace the insulated glass unit found to be defective within the applicable period and in accordance with the purchase contract.   Continued on the double glazed glass warranty page

 
     
 

Profile Systems

 

First impressions count and every effort has been taken to achieve the correct balance between form and functionality - visual appeal and practicality. From the strategic positioning of hardware, unrivalled surface finishing quality to the colour options - the Rehau Prestige Design leads the market in double glazed windows and door systems. Rehau is a German plastics manufacturer with world class facilities and unlimited polymer solutions. Get all the facts on double glazed profile systems.   Get the answers on your questions on double glazed profile systems on this page

 
     
 

Toughened Glass

 

Also known as tempered glass, it is a type of safety glass that has increased strength and will usually shatter in small, square pieces when broken. It is used when strength, thermal resistance and safety are important considerations. At home you are likely to find toughened glass in the shower and sliding glass patio doors. For commercial structures, it is used in unframed assemblies such as frameless doors, structurally loaded applications and where there is a danger of human impact. Toughened glass is typically four to six times the strength of annealed glass.   Continued on the double glazed toughened glass page

 
     
 

PrestigeW T58

 

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.   For a detailed discussion on the subject of double glazed prestigew t58 click here

 
     
 

High Quality Hardware

 

Hardware is an integral part of the window without which the window would not function, and would not open. Quality hardware is essential for smooth operation, especially if double glazing in involved, which can significantly add to the weight of the window or door and fracture any inferior hardware, rendering the window unsafe. After performing many repairs on windows supplied by our competitors, we decided to make our window hardware a point of difference. We sourced hardware among the worlds leading suppliers, for very specialized, high performance applications to ensure that our clients are not disappointed with any aspect of the window or door. Our accomplishment as leaders of innovative solutions for complicated or difficult projects, and our creative cooperation with window hardware suppliers, has created a upvc hardware combination of unsurpassed quality, tested to withstand min of 20,000 cycles and guarantees flawless operation for the users for many years.   Examine all the facts on double glazed high quality hardware page

 
       
 

Double Glazed Windows and Doors

 
  0412 717 066  
  info@windowfactory.com.au