Installation fixings are those components that attach the windows and doors to the structure of the building. They are vital structural connections and must be properly specified for satisfactory long-term service of the joinery units.
Installation fixings must:
- Be tested and certified to endure the same forces that will be applied to the finished wall system.
- Have a life span exceeding that of the window or door it supports.
- Be non-corrosive in the installed environment.
- Be compatible with the materials it is in contact with.
- Not compromise other building components.
- Enable accurate positioning of the joinery unit.
- Provide absolute rigidity of the installed joinery unit.
Benefits of Installation Fixings to installers, builders and homeowners include:
- Fast and easy to use resulting in less labour.
- Wall linings will maintain their shape.
- Weathertightness aspects of the window installation will not be affected.
- Appearance of show wood reveals will not be damaged.
- Enhanced security of the joinery units during the construction phase.
Specify the Installation Fixing complies with the WANZ Voluntary Standards For Components Used In Window Systems - Part 4 "Specifications for Installation Fixings"
PLEASE NOTE: NO ADHESIVE SYSTEMS ARE CURRENTLY TESTED AND REGISTERED WITH WANZ FOR INSTALLATION OF WINDOWS or DOORS. Always use tested mechanical fasteners.