PVC-U windows and doors have been used in Europe since the 1960s. However there is a big difference in terms of window installation between Europe and New Zealand. In Europe most buildings are constructed with solid blocks while in New Zealand most buildings are timber structured with different cladding such as weather boards or brick veneer etc.
Homerit PVC-U windows and doors can have flanges and jambliners similar to typical aluminium windows and doors. Installation can be done by competent builders.
As shown in the photo, the timber jambliner is fitted underneath the bottom PVC-U frame right behind the flange. Support bars are not needed for our windows.
A patent has been granted to Homerit for the “Method and assembly for installing a window or door” by the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.
Click here for a copy of the patent certificate.
Easy to glaze:
Unlike aluminum glazing beads that are hard to bend, PVC-U window glazing beads can be easily fitted.
In addition to standard installation with flanges and jambliners pre-fitted, we provide several other options:
- Direct fix without flange, no jambliner – This is suitable for solid wall construction such as pre-cast panels or block wall. This is the most cost effective choice for window fabrication and is widely used in Europe and other countries.
- Direct fix with flange, no jambliner -This is suitable for solid wall construction and/or steel construction. The photo on the right shows a 4 meter high steel framed construction.
Homerit PVC-U windows and doors frames are fixed directly to the steel structure. The PVC-U flanges cover part of the steel as well as the gap between the steel and the PVC-U frames.
- Replacing timber windows with PVC window inserts -Existing timber window frames may be kept if they are are in good condition.
The photo on the right shows a new PVC-U window installed into the original timber window frame. This is a cost effective solution if the existing window frames are in good condition. If not, the timber window frames must be removed for a full replacement.
- Window renovation frame – Renovation frames allow old window frames to be kept and covered up by new frames, making renovation work a lot easier. The Mecurer Windsor Hotel in Auckland CBD had steel framed windows with frames partly inside the concrete wall. Renovation frames were used for the new double glazed PVC-U windows. The original steel frames were kept and covered up by the new renovation PVC-U window frames.