Our millwork department manufactures all sorts of doors and windows. We have produced a variety of European door systems out of weather resistant exotic woods. If you’re on island, please make an appointment to visit our show room and not only see, but feel how our doors glide with ease. Or wrap your hand around one of our many hardware handle displays and select that perfect finish and style to suit your home.
We have produced many Lift & Slide units, bi-fold units, pocketing units and various types of windows all in a variety of sizes. And we have built these out of woods such as Mahogany, Teak, Sapele, Afrormosia, Maple, Douglas Fir, and more. The moisture content of our wood is carefully monitored. The wood is always given time to acclimatize to the islands’ moisture before it’s cut. We can do split finishes; where you can have one type of wood on the exterior of your home and a different type on the interior. Of course, the glass should compliment the unit; and at the same time be practical. We have manufactured many units with original types of glass. Ranging from Hurricane glass to curved glass on entry doors (see our Photo Gallery) we use quality glass.
A Glimpse of Our Mill Area
The Making of a Barn Door
We believe in going the extra mile to build something right, whether it is a “true divided” glass door unit or a barn door.
As you can see from these pictures, we do the work necessary to create quality products that last.
Built to Endure
When building windows and doors some of the challenges are preventing wood rot, termites, and water/air infiltration. These challenges are met by building with the right types of woods that are strong and durable. When finished properly Finishing Instructions.pdf, they are able to resist the harsh salt air, rain, and sun. Our windows are built so that no water is trapped inside. They are designed to let water ‘pass through’ as quickly as possible.
Over the past years our motto has been “If you can draw it. We can build it.” We have proved this true in many instances. We have come up against many challenging projects. For one particular job, the owner wanted an entire corner of his house to ‘open up’. He wanted it to show the view completely with no corner post. This was no small corner either.
Each side was 22 feet wide and 19 feet 6 inches in height. Even with all the strong structural support, without a corner post, the top still had a possible heavy deflection of two inches. That is, it could sag up to two inches. We had to design a door system that would not be hindered if the corner should start to sag. Each door panel was 4’4″ X 19’6″ tall; so large that they had to be motorized in order to move. The unit was finished successfully and was created for the two inch deflection allowance. So far, the corner has sagged only 3/8 of an inch; this is quite a feat for both us and the contractor.
In-House CAD Department
We have an in-house CAD department for all our shop drawings. Here Sebastian is doing a ‘quality check’ over our latest work as it comes out of the plotter.