Glossary - General Terms

 

  • Angle Cut Is an angle cut other than 45 degrees and forms a corner other than 90 Degrees
  • Anodising Surface Finish An electrolytic process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the aluminium surface. Anodic film is then applied to produce the finished colour
  • Box to ctr Measurement taken from box size of the frame to the centre of a mullion or transom
  • Box Size Measurement of “overall extrusion reveal fin” of a window or door (Usually 15mm less than trim size)
  • Butt Glazing The joining together of 2 vertical panes of glass with silicone, with out the need for structural mullions 
  • Clears A timber board which has no joints or primed coatings. Used when another surface finish other than paint is required
  • Colour Coloured finish on an extrusion surface e.g. silver pearl, artic white etc
  • Compound Cut A special cut involving two different angles with in the same cut
  • Ctr to Ctr Centre to centre measurement between two or more mullions or transoms
  • Cut Size “Actual overall size” of a window or door (long point or tip to tip), as generated from the computer cut sheet
  • External View An Industry recognised standard that views all joinery items as seen from the outside of the building
  • Extrusion Number Part number given to identify a particular extrusion type
  • Float Glass A transparent glass, the two surfaces of which are flat, parallel and fire polished to give a clear undistorted vision and reflection
  • FJP Abbreviation for finger jointed pine (most commonly used reveal type)
  • Grooved Jamb liner/reveal A timber board that has a groove milled into its bottom edge to accept an interior finishing board in a building
  • Handing Term used to describe on which side of a fixed pane of glass a sash or panel is positioned. (Left Hand or Right Hand) Common abbreviations: F = Symbol used to describe the fixed panel of a sliding window/door. O = Symbol used to describe the sliding panel of a sliding window/door. S = Symbol used to describe an awning sash with in the fixed panel of a sliding door.
  • Head Flashing An aluminum profile designed to prevent water leaking over the top of a window or door when it has been installed into a building
  • Hole Plug Plastic component used to cover assembly holes in panels
  • Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) Two panes of glass separated by an air space to reduce thermal transfer and/or sound transmittance
  • Item Number Identifying number and quantity given to each window and door type in a job
  • Laminate Glass Two or more sheets of glass permanently bonded together by a central plastic or resin layer which is impact resistant. In the event the glass should break The central layer will hold the glass fragments together (Grade A safety glass)
  • Milling Term used to describe the process when parts of the extrusion are machined away in order to allow the assembly of members
  • Mitre Cut An angle cut of 45 degrees which forms a 90 degree corner between two cut pieces of extrusion
  • O/A Abbreviation for overall
  • O/A Frame Measurement taken to the widest part of the frame, usually the facing flange (Cut Size)
  • O/A Sash Measurement taken to the long point or tip to tip part of the sash, usually the facing flange (Cut Size
  • O/A Sq Cut Abbreviation for overall square cut (Cut Size)
  • Obscure/Pattern/Figured Glass Glass which has a pattern impressed on one or both of its sides. Used for creating privacy with in a room e.g. bathrooms, toilets etc
  • Plain Jamb Liner/reveal A timber board with square edging that requires an architrave to finish the internal surround of a window or door in a building
  • Pre-Primed Jamb-Liner/reveal A timber board that is protected with an approved under-coat
  • Powder coated Surface Finish A type of dry coating applied electro-statically and then allowed to cure under heat, allowing the powder to flow and form a skin on the extrusion Surface, which is harder than conventional paints
  • ROS “Rough Opening Size” similar to Trim Size
  • Rough Arris A quick means of removing the sharp edges of a pane of glass using a block and sandpaper     
  • Routering Term used to describe the process when aluminium is intricately machined away using a high speed cutter in conjunction with specialty templates e.g. Machining of locks into panel stiles
  • Saddles/Cutting Blocks A block used to support different extrusion profiles while it is being cut under a saw. 
  • Screw Flute An aluminium profile used to join window frames together of varying angles
  • Sill Support Bar An aluminium extrusion that supports the sill of a window or door frame in a building
  • Site Address Describes the actual physical address where joinery is to be delivered to
  • Smooth Arris A small 45 degree bevel applied to the surface of a pane of glass by a wet or dry belt, stone or machine
  • Square Cut A 90 degree cut
  • Surface Finish Describes the coating applied to the outside surface of an extrusion, either, Powder coated or Anodised
  • Tint Glass Glass that has colorants added to it during manufacture. Used when light and heat reducing qualities are required
  • Toughened Glass Glass that has been heat treated to induce a high surface and/or edge compression, which on impact will break into small pieces. (Grade A safety Glass)
  • Treated Jamb-Liner/Reveal Chemical treatment (H3) applied to protect the durability of the jamb-Liner/reveal   
  • Trim Size “Tight Opening” measurement of a hole for a window or door in a building. (Some times called, Hole Size or Site Size)
  • WANZ WIS Window Association of New-Zealand Window Installation System. An approved window and door installation procedure complying with current New-Zealand Standards
  • Wind Zone Rating Performance code which windows and doors according to site location must be manufactured to Note: Wind load labels MUST be attached to ALL window and door products