Window & Door terminology
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Fear not! - we are here to educate you on the many, at times weird, names that you did not know existed.
Frame: The fixed part of the window that is installed in the wall
Mullion: The vertical element that splits the window into several sub-elements
Jamb: The vertical parts of the frame
Weather seal: A seal used to prevent draughts
Sash: The openable part of a window
Glazing bar: A bar or beading that fixes the glass pane
Cill: The horizontal part of the window frame
Spacer bar: The divider inside the glass. Traditionally used because working with large glass panes were impractical. In modern windows, it's mostly decorative. Typically, Klar's spacer bars do not go all the way through the glass.
Frame: The immovable part of the window that is installed in the wall
Jamb: The vertical part of the frame
Door leaf: The openable and movable part of the door
Closing side: The side of the door leaf that closes into the locking side of the frame.
Keeps: The top and bottom parts "holes" in the jamb that the 3-point lock fits into.
Strike plate: The middle "hole" in the jamb that the 3-point lock fits into
Threshold: The lower horizontal part of the door through which you enter.
Panel: A subdivision of the door leaf
Aluminium weather board: An angled beading that leads rainwater away from the door
Glazing bead: Beading that fixes and mounts the glass panel into the leaf.
Hinge side: Opposite of the closing side, the side of the door leaf with hinges.
Door Handle & Lock Terminology
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