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Medina Joinery - Joinery terms
Category: Animals and Nature > Joinery
Date & country: 07/10/2013, US
Words: 19


Accoya
A timber that has undergarn a special treatment making it very stable and highly rot resistant.

Bespoke
A term used to refer to an item made to a buyer

Bi-fold
This is a door made up of leafs that can slide open folding the doors to the side

Casement
This is the opening part of the window that sits inside the frame

Espag
An abbreviation of Espagnolette

F.S.E
Stands for the Forest Stewardship Council

Frame
This is the outer section of a window or door.

Friction stay
This is a stainless steel hinge mechanism that allows a casement to open to any angle

Glazing bar
Traditionally used to support small panes of glass to make up a larger window in the days when glass was difficult and expensive to produce

Low E
A coating developed to increase the thermal property of glass

Micro porous
A type of paint used on joinery that is designed to allow the timber to breath and move without damaging the coating.

Multi point
A term use to describe a locking system that locks at a number of points down the length of a window or door.

Ovolo
A style of moulding used on the inside edge of the frames and casements.

Safety glass
This is either toughered or laminated glass used in doors and windows in venerable areas.

Secure by Design
A body set up by the police that focuses on crime prevention of homes and commercial premises and promotes the use of security standards for a wide range of applications and products

Softcoat
A coating developed to increase the thermal property of glass

Splay
This is the angle cut to the inside edge of a window frame

Storm window
With this style of window the casement sits proud of the frame and overlaps it on the outside they are generally a more contemporary design, and are common with uPVC windows.

U value
The rate of heat loss is indicated in terms of the U-factor (U-value) of a window assembly