We directly service the Auckland region from Pukekohe to Orewa for all product ranges. If you live further afield please contact us to discuss your requirements.What are jambs or jamb liners?
A door frame opening is typically constructed using "studs" (vertical framing timber lengths placed at each side of a door opening) and a door "head" across the top of the door frame opening. A jamb or jamb liner is a wooden strip which is fixed to the studs and head.
Typically jamb liners (jambs) are made to standard widths of 90mm, 110mm, 115mm, 135mm and are usually 19mm or 30mm thick, though these sizes vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Jambs are usually supplied as a "flat jamb" or as a "grooved jamb". A grooved jamb requires no architraves as the Gib board slots directly into the grooves on the rear face of the jamb. A flat jamb requires architraves to be fitted to cover up the gap between the jamb and the stud. A flat jamb allows for a lot more adjustment to create a square door opening.What is an architrave?
An architrave is a strip of timber which is fitted around the door opening to cover up the gap between the jambs and the timber studs. In modern homes the architraves are typically narrow strips of timber. In older homes such as villas and bungalows, the architraves tend to be more ornate.What is a door head?
The door head is the piece of wall that is above the top of a door opening. What is skirting?
A skirting board is the strip of timber that runs along the base of a wall. What is a cornice or cove or scotia?
A cornice or cove is an ornamental moulding (made of wood or plaster) which is fitted along the junction of the top of the wall and the ceiling. A scotia is the same thing but is usually less ornate and can be a simple strip of timber, usually painted. The reason for their existence is to cover any possible gaps or cracks in the joint between the wall and the ceiling. Some modern houses have done away with cornices or scotias, and the join between the ceiling and wall is simply "square stopped".I have a question not answered here?
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