We hopefully moving to adilade and was hoping anyone had any information on window fitters in Adelaide. I am a carpenter by trade but i mainly fitt windows, doors, porches and conservatories. But whilst trailling through all the job websites, i cannot see any jobs detailing my current work description.
Do you know if there is a market for window fitters (because someone has to be putting them in!!)
If anyone has any information or ideas , It would be much appreciated.
The windows in Oz are mainly aluminium with the rest been made up predominantly of timber and a very small amount of pvc. We've just been accepted for SA Sponsorship and we hope to be setting up a pvc manufacturing company later this year.....fingers crossed!!
Just starting our application with DIAC so expecting to take 6 long months of form filling and waiting!!
Start doing double-glazing & you'll have a roaring trade from ex-pats. They just don't do it out here, so you boil in summer & freeze in winter. Also a lack of weather-bars on doors/doorways.
Hi there, i too do the old window fitting, or did do prior to us comin over here 2 years ago. Believe me the windows they have installed here are of the poorest quality, no double glazing and they dont even seal the external frame to the brickwork. Ive been loking at doing it but firstly you will need a license to do it or anything construction wise. Thats a pain in the arse. Its a very close nit community and to find work of that type is hard tosay the least. If you do manage to find it you will have to measure your own fits and your liable if they dont fit... As for Pvcu. i dont think they have got it sorted here yet, I do know of 1 company manufacturing but ive never seen em working. Im sure they do. Also i dont suppose the profile would stand the constant barrage of ultra violet. Hope thats of interest to ya. Good luck
Smit on here or aka sarahsmartiepants's better half looked into it all. Give him a shout for some info.
The company i contract to are looking at setting up an allumium window section. Both domestic and commercial.
do hey want any fitters...
I think it gets too hot for upvc windows here. You could get trapped in or out of your house if you ask me. Our very good quality door in the UK got swollen in the heat there and it is nothing like the heat here!
The metal windows here are shi** not sealed to the brickwork and half the the time there isnt much above them either, nice big drain holes for the spiders to come in too
Not neccesarily too hot . Depends how they are fitted and measured... Maybe theres an opening for someone to seal external window frames to brickwork. Stops ants and the like...As for gettin trapped indoors. If they insisted on all windows were to be made with fire egress then that wouldnt be a problem... They will have to do something soon re greenhouse gasses etc and thermal insulation if the government is to be seen to be doing the right thing...
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I cant see how UPVC would stand up to the direct sunlight here. The expansion rate would IMO make the locks that we know of in UK unworkable. But hey there is a bloke here that used to do them , whether he still does I dont know ...Ausscot windows. As for egress hinges , I think the point mentioned above was regarding doors;). Even with windows you may have a problem with expansion. If I was to go sealed units I would go aluminium. There are actually a few commercial window profiles that arent that bad . Not brill , but acceptable. Yes you need a licence, but not always;). As said before though, you have to do the surveying as well as fitting in domestic work. Commercial work is better.
Originally Posted by leppingtons
if they swell up and can't be opened in the summer then thats a good thing to keep your aircon working efficiently !!!
and the flies out !!!!
Last edited by guest569; 06-02-2009 at 07:43 AM.