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Well framed – high-performance joinery for Shed 10

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Over the course of the past century, Shed 10 on Queen's Wharf has weathered a fair number of storms and rough handling. So it's probably not surprising that time had taken a toll on the building.

Chris McGregor, an estimator with Southern Steel Windows – the company contracted to manufacture, supply and install all the steel doors and windows – says dealing with all the structural irregularities was a major challenge.

"Because the building has been sitting on a wharf, things have shifted over time and the lines and angles are not true. The contractors on site undertook a continuous stream of surveys, which were sent through to us. Every window was then custom built by hand to ensure a perfect fit."

A mix of Wrightstyle and non-proprietary joinery was manufactured from galvanised steel. The joinery was then painted in an epoxy, two-pack Caprithane paint in the colour Titania.

McGregor says the joinery comes with a 10-year warranty and will require little maintenance.

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For details, contact Southern Steel Windows, PO Box 659, Invercargill 9810, phone (03) 218 9278. Email: chris@southernsteelwindows.co.nz. Website:www.southernsteelwindows.co.nz .

First published date: 06 October 2013

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