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D1: Are all timber doors custom made?
All Teal door joinery products are designed & manufactured in Australia. Whilst Teal manufactures doors to standard sizes, custom designed doors are readily made to meet customer requirements. Custom manufactured doors usually add only a small amount to final cost if any.
D2: Does Teal design custom timber doors?
Teal are experts in the design of custom timber doors. The team at Teal will willingly work with you to acheve your desired look & operational outcome.
D3: Are Teal timber doors manufactured to Australian standards?
All Teal doors are manufactured to Australian standards. For customer's safety Teal Windows and Doors glaze all units to Australian Glazing Standard AS1288 (2006). Teal window products comply with AS 2047 (1999) as fully tested by the National Accredited Testing Authority (NATA) Laboratory. Teal's doors exceed the required Australian Standard 2047 and achieve air-conditioning rating for the Air Infiltration test. The Air Infiltration test tests the volume of air gained or lost through a door unit with the benchmark set at 5 litres/m2. Teal's door units test at 1litre/m2, substancially exceeding the benchmark. Teal Windows and Doors air-conditioning rating enables customers to achieve greater energy efficiency in their homes. Heating and cooling loss through windows can increase energy costs, a situation best avoided where possible.
D4: How do I chose the appropriate energy efficient glass for Teal timber doors?
As a first step the Basix rating for the building project needs to be established. Teal Windows and Doors can help customers determine the appropriate glass specifications for their project. Once a Basix rating has been established the desired glass type needs to be select. Go to Teal's Glass page for detailed information about glass.
D5: Does Teal fit insect screen doors to timber doors?
All Teal doors can be screened, even large bi-fold and stacker sliding doors. There are many different ways to screen door openings. Enquire about Teal's Insect Screen Systems.
D6: Does Teal make timber screen doors fitted with security mesh?
Teal screen doors can be manufactured with a range of screen types including security mesh. Go to Teal's Screen Door page for further information.
D7: Are screen doors included in the price of Teal's timber doors?
Some customers do not require screen doors. Teal's screen doors are supplied at additional cost to door units. The cost of the screen doors is clearly marked on the quotation.
D8: Do Teal hang doors in jams in the factory?
Teal supplies builders and owners with either doors and jams separate or doors hung in jambs. Teal can hang in jams single, french and entrance doors in the factory on high quality butt or berline hinges. Bifold, pivot and sliding doors are delivered in jams fitted in-factory. Hinged screen doors are supplied loose for fitting by builders. All doors and jams should be fixed by a qualified builder to the Building Code of Australia.
D9: What pre-cautions do I need to take prior to installing Teal timber doors on-site?
All Teal timber doors need be stored on-site in a clean and dry area away from possible contamination by water, cement, lime, paint, acid, plaster, welding splatter and other contaminates. Teal doors stored on concrete that is not fully cured need to be elevated at least 50mm above the concrete to allow for sufficient ventilation. To comply with Teal's joinery warranty timber must be sealed within 48 hours of delivery on-site and recoated after 90 days if not finish coated. Sealed Teal doors installed in masonary should be fully covered in builders plastic to protect the joinery from masonary debris during construction.
D10: What considerations are important when installing Teal timber doors?
Where possible doors should be hung in jams/frame prior to installation. Flashing as per the Australian Building Code needs to be fixed to jams during installation. Door openings should be checked for square and plumb prior to the fixing of the door frame. A uniform gap should remain between the door and the jamb frame during and after installation. If the frame is not square and/or the jams are out of plumb the door(s) will not align properly in their jam(s). Most doors require small adjustments due to wall variations on-site. It is important to fully support door sills to ensure proper operation of the door(s).
D11: Does Teal fit timber door hardware in their factory?
Teal can supply and fit most of the hardware required for doors in-factory. A extensive range of hardware is available for doors and consequently some builders and customers prefer to select and install their own door hardware.Sourcing and selecting the same colour hardware across a range of door types is achievable but sometimes can be quite difficult. Hardware finishes available include stainless steel, satin or polished chrome, clear anodized aluminium, satin silver, PVD gold, polished gold, mahogany, black and other powder coated colours. Teal willingly assists customers to determine the hardware type and colour needs for their doors. Go to Teal's Hardware page for further information. Contact Teal for further assistance.