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Help & Hints


Below is an illustration to help guide you when measuring up your job. We have also provided for you to download and print for your convenience.

Whoever is undertaking the installation should provide the final measurements & details. If your job is local to our office/workshop we are more than happy to meet installers onsite to help with this step.

Colour Range

The powder coating colour choices which are specific the Dargavel Windows Pty Ltd products can be viewed by downloading the below PDF obtained from their Dulux website.

For information please review the Dulux official website at the Dulux official website.

Paint Graphic


Reveals are the timber liners on the inside of the window. They bridge the width of the plaster, studs, cavity of the wall, and the cladding system being used. Generally a timber architrave is fixed to the inside edge of the reveal, although a modern finish often has no architraves but a “square set” to give a continuous plaster line back to the window frame.

Some typical sizes are;

  • 135mm for brick veneer with plaster (10mm) stud (90mm) and a brick cavity (40mm).
  • 100mm for colourbond and weatherboard cladding. Plaster (10mm), Studs (90mm) Cladding (20mm).
  • Other size is available as required.
Reveal Tasoak

Tasmanian Oak

Tasmanian Oak is used where a varnished finish is needed. We source all our Tas Oak from a local saw mill. It comes with a coat of clear sanding sealer to protect the timber from the elements during construction and is available up to a width of 285mm.

Reveal Primed

Pre Primed

A finger jointed meranti is used where a paint finish is needed. It comes with a heavy base coat on all 4 edges of the timber. A light sand with fine sand paper before painting will give an excellent smooth finish and is available up to a width of 165mm.

Reveal Squareset

Square Set

A square set finish is where no architraves are used. This gives the appearance of the plaster wrapping around the studs and finishing against the window frame. To achieve this look we leave a 1.5mm gap between the window and reveal. After installing in the building your plasterer will fit a metal angle over the timber lining sliding it into the gap around the frame edge, glueing it to the reveal face and fixing it to the plaster sheeting. This is then trowled up and sanded back ready for painting giving a hard wear resistant surface.

Please note that we do not supply or fix the metal angle. You need to get your plasterer to supply and install them.

Other Types

We can also supply other timber species. Clear pine is available up to 290mm width. Other timbers can be used but are subject to availability at that time. It should also be noted that in some situations you may not need timber reveals, especially in outside areas like porch’s, windbreaks or in single skin brickwork.

Glass Types

Clear glass provides the highest light transmission & the highest heat gain of all glass.  It can be used in double glazed units.  Is available in toughened & laminated form for doors & low level glazing.  It is ideal where winter heat gain is needed & high daylight levels are required.

Grey tinted glass is the most common & our standard tinted glass.  It provides a lower light transmission, reduced summer heat gain, gives privacy during the day, reduces glare & fading of furnishings.  It is used in the outside pane of a double glazed unit.  It is available in toughened & laminated form for doors & low level glazing.  Ideal for large expanses of glass in north & western elevations & enhances the sleek look of modern homes.  It is ideal where privacy is an issue.  It should be noted though that tinted glass is not one way glass & will give no privacy when it is night time & lights are on inside.  Other tint colours of tinted glass are available but are more expensive, they include green, blue & bronze.
Cathedral glass is a classic patterned glass used in bathroom & ensuites.  It is available in laminated form & can also be used in doors.  It can be incorporated in double glazed units.  While it is an obscure glass shapes & movement can be seen through it.

Translucent glass is 2 panes of clear glass laminated together with a white translucent interlayer.  It gives high daylight levels with a soft pale white finish.  It is completely obscure & can not be seen through at all.  Suitable for entry doors, door sidelites, bathroom windows & any other areas that require light but total privacy without the use of curtains or blinds.  It can be incorporated into double glazed units.  A sleek & modern glass.

Dargavel Windows can also provide many other glass types which we source from Viridian Glass.  A link to the Viridian Glass website it provided below along with some examples of the most common glass types used by Dargavel Windows Pty Ltd.

Glass Clear Tint
Glass Obsquired Opaque