How a Project tends to proceed.
The first day or so will be spent planing all external surfaces to be glazed to a tolerance that ensures an even seal for the IGU’s. Special attention is paid to door posts. We will also undertake any patching required, true the frame as plumb as possible and then additionally fix the frame to dwarf walls and existing structures if necessary.
When the frame is within tolerance, we will rebate masonry walls adjoining the frame so we can create a flexible seal between the two using DPM or similar. Next we will start to cut and fit the softwood packer system.
Once the softwood is fitted then the oak cover boards can be cut, rebated and fitted to form the close-fitting weather proof outer envelope. The cover boards are then all stripped off the building and prepared for final assembly.
The installation of glass, although only appearing to occupy a small amount of our time on site, has the most impact on the project. Suddenly a frame starts to acquire the look and feel of your home.
If the project is only single story, then the final stage is the pelleting over of all the fixings and then tidying up. When there is another story or lift of glass, then the next operation is the fitting of a flashing break line between ground and first floor elevations. Then as with the ground floor, the fitting of softwood is followed by the oak cover boards, the strip down and glass installation.
Finally, normally after a week or two, our work is completed and we leave you to enjoy your new glazed and framed building.