BEADED Z FRAME
A more detailed version of the Bullnose Z frame as this has a rounded beaded edge. However the overlap of the Z is smaller than the Bullnose Z frame, it will overhang 9.5mm excluding any fitting clearance. Good for limited for space around the recess or if you want a fairly narrow neat frame. The Beaded Z frame will allow shutter panels to be folded back around the wall, its good for windows with shallow recesses and some inward opening windows, its available in one size only, 46mm deep.
Remember, Z frames can make your room look smaller as they are fitted at the front of the recess so you will lose the depth of your window sill.
FIXING – The Beaded Z frame can be used with D1 fixings even through it has a smaller light stop. D1 fixings will make fitting your Z frame fitting quicker and easier. If you’re using screws, just mind the edge of the recess as you will be screwing very close to the edge.
SHADOW TAPE – You can use small shadow tape around the frame to stop unwanted light from uneven walls creeping around the sides, this will save using caulk and make removing the frame much easier.
FITTING CLEARANCE – The deduction required will depend on the squareness of the window, remember there is a 1.6mm size tolerance when ordering frames, so you need at least 2mm clearance to ensure the frame fits within your recess. We would recommend deducting 4mm on square windows and 6mm on out of square windows, this deduction should be made from the smallest sizes.
FRAME LOUVRE CLEARANCE – Here are the louvre clearance sizes for the different frames and main louvre sizes.
Small Z frames
- 64mm louvres = 1.8mm clearance
- 76mm = 4.2mm Protrusion
- 89mm louvres = 10.5mm Protrusion
Beaded Z Frame Drawing
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