Ready-2-Fit wooden doors and windows – a cinch to install

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Swartland’s innovative Ready-2-Fit range of wooden windows and doors come pre-glazed and pre-sealed directly from the factory – saving the customer time and money.  

 Customers can order this range through their favourite hardware retailer.  

Top-quality timber architectural accents, such as beautifully crafted wooden windows and doors, can add an organic, timeless aesthetic to any building. Over and above the beauty of these features, wood is a wonderfully environmentally friendly choice of building material. It is renewable, an excellent insulator, and, if properly maintained, exceptionally durable and long-lasting.  

Common wood problems  

In the past, wooden windows and doors did not receive the necessary care and treatment they required. Sloppy installation methods and inconsistent levels of craftsmanship could not guarantee perfect results. Raw timber products left outdoors on-site were at the mercy of the elements until installed, glazed, and sealed. Exposure to rain or damp conditions leads to severe long-term damage to the timber. Installation is also a time-consuming procedure.  

 Best practice requires that you paint or seal your doors and windows before installation. Very seldom is this done on-site. Windows and doors are usually installed, then glazed, and the sealant or paint is applied, which exposed the wood to the wet works, causing it to take up moisture and swell. Another problem is that timber is often left unsealed behind the glass and glazing beads. If glazed using traditional putty, the wood draws the oil from it, making it brittle and allowing water to seep into the opening. Trapped moisture causes your timber to rot and decay.  

 Lastly, properly maintaining timber windows and doors and regularly sanding and resealing them is arduous and laborious.  

The solution: Swartland’s Ready-2-Fit range   

However, with Swartland’s Ready-2-Fit range, all these problems are a thing of the past. The Ready-2-Fit range of wooden windows and doors are professionally sealed and glazed before they leave the Swartland factory so that they are ready to be installed when they arrive at the building site. A newly added service in the Ready-2-Fit range is that doors can be pre-hung in their frames and fitted with hinges, flush bolts, and locks, which saves the builder and homeowner time and money on installation costs and ensures that the windows and doors are adequately protected against exposure to the elements. It also vastly increases the overall build quality – providing that the windows and doors are finished to Swartland’s exacting standards and, therefore, ensuring that any warranties are upheld.   

Benefits of the Ready-2-Fit range:  

  • The benefits of pre-sealing: All Swartland’s Ready-2-Fit windows and doors are pre-sealed with high-quality water-based sealant before leaving the factory to ensure unbeatable protection against the elements. The chosen water-based sealant boasts several benefits; it is an environmentally friendly sealant with low VOC emissions, is UV- and water-resistant, non-flammable, and lead-free, and it contains anti-fungal properties to protect the timber from fungus, such as dry rot for example. It will also offer years of protection from the damaging effects of extreme temperatures, humidity, cold, rain and sunlight. This water-based sealant contains heat-reflective pigments that lower the surface temperature of darker colours, such as Teak and Imbuia, for example, to reduce natural movement.   

  • Colour of your choice: When this range was first launched, Swartland offered the following colour options: Teak, Imbuia, Light Oak and White. Recently four new colours were introduced to offer clients more choices. The colours chosen are a natural palette that will contribute to your modern home or fit in with traditional designs.   

  • No more sanding: What makes water-based sealant a real winner is that it makes wooden windows and doors easy to maintain in the long term. Gone are the days when you had to laboriously sand wooden windows and doors before resealing them – now, you can wash and wipe them down to restore them to their original beauty.  

  • Glazing is taken care of: All windows and doors in the Ready-2-Fit range come pre-glazed with standard 4mm or 6.38mm safety glass, per the National Building Regulations. For example, other types of glazing, such as double-glazing and Low-E glass, are also available on request.  

  

  • Pre-hung doors: R-2-F doors are supplied pre-hung in their frames. With no on-site carpentry required, this ensures a top-quality finish. Another exciting addition to the offering is adjustable frames, designed to compensate for swelling and shrinking.  

  

  • Compliance with the National Building Regulations and Consumer Protection Act: Swartland continuously tests its products to ensure they comply with the National Building Regulations. Ready-2-Fit windows are tested for deflection, structural strength, water resistance, airtightness, operating forces, and energy efficiency to comply with the SANS 613 Mechanical Performance Criteria.  

  

The Ready-2-Fit range of wooden windows and doors provides an innovative solution to the construction industry – it should be the only choice for upmarket buildings and homes.  

Benefits of Swartland’s Ready-2-Fit range at a glance:  

  • No more sanding – easy wash ‘n wipe maintenance  
  • Excellent durability ensured with a high-end water-based sealant  
  • Improves build quality at no extra cost  
  • Validates the Swartland guarantee  
  • It is an eco-friendly and energy-efficient solution  
  • Constant testing ensures compliance with the National Building Regulation and Consumer Protection Act  
  • Offers good thermal and sound insulation, depending on the glass chosen.  

  Retailers can order the Ready-2-Fit range on behalf of their customers.  

Or call Swartland’s customer service department on 086 10 2425 or email them at [email protected]  

  

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