Measuring & Fitting

Terminology

Reveal – This is the section of door or window frame that sits at right angles to the door or glass. Reveal fit places the mesh at right angles to the Velcro® brand fastener creating a peel force.

Face – This is the section of door or window frame that is facing you. A Face fit places the mesh on the same plane to the Velcro® brand fastener creating a shear force.

Face fit gives a superior hold. Please see sketch below.

face-reveal-diagram

Sill – This is the bottom part of a window frame and usually forms a shelf-like part (reveal.)
Unfinished measurement – The measurement of the opening of the door or window (see above.) This does not include the Velcro® tape to attach the screen to the frame (we add this to your measurements if you select “unfinished measurements.”)
Finished measurement – We manufacture the screens to your exact measurements supplied, this means you have included the Velcro® allowance.

Measuring for doors

Decide where you want to stick the VELCRO® brand fastener for your door screen. The sides of the door screen fix with a continuous strip of 13mm (0.5″) Velcro ® and the top with a continuous strip of 25mm (1″) Velcro ®.
You can fix the door screen to the face or reveal of the frame. The face of the frame is the section of frame which is facing you, reveal is the section of frame which is atright angles to the face, see sketch below. Face fit gives a superior hold over reveal fit.

face-reveal-diagram
Measure the opening (this is the space within the frame, see above) – from top to bottom and left to right, we call this “UNFINISHED” size. We add on the VELCRO® allowance of 13mm (0.5″) to each side and 25mm (1″) for the top to your given measurements. Example; if you measured the opening at 1200mm (47″) wide x 2200mm (86.5″) high we would add 26mm (1″) to the width and 25mm (1″) to the height. Your door screen would be made to measure 1226mm (48″)  wide x 2225mm (87.5″) high.

Alternatively, you can give us the “FINISHED” size, this is inclusive of the VELCRO® allowance of 13mm to each side and 25mm for the top fix. Example; if you measured 1226mm wide x 2225mm high your door screen would be made to measure 1226mm wide x 2225mm high.

Select finished or unfinished when ordering so we know if we need to add on for the Velcro® allowance.

We recommend using 25mm width Velcro® for the side fix of both large and reveal fit door screens, this gives better anchorage. Standard size, face fit doors only require 13mm for the side fix.

Each Flexiscreens® door screen comes with one magnetic closure only, this is placed central by default unless you choose otherwise. If you want it offset let us know in the comments box ie 400mm from Left Hand Side on side of installation.

If you have a large door opening and you need more than 1 magnetic closure use the comments box; enter quantity and where you want them, extra magnetic closures are $70 each.

All screens are custom made meaning you can have any size or configuration of magnetic closures you fancy!

Measuring for windows

Decide where you want to stick the VELCRO® brand fastener for your window screen, the 4 sides fix with 13mm (0.5″)  VELCRO® brand fastener to your frame.

You can fix the window screen to the face or reveal of the frame. The face of the frame is facing you, reveal is the section of frame which is at right angles to the face, see sketch below.

face-reveal-diagram
Measure the opening (this is the space within the frame, see above) – from top to bottom and left to right, this is called “UNFINISHED” size. We add on the VELCRO® allowance of 13mm (0.5″) to each side. Example; if you measured the opening at 915mm (36″) wide x 915mm (36″) high we would add 26mm (1″) to the width and 26mm (1″) to the height. Your Flexiscreens would be made measuring 276mm (37″) wide x 276mm (37″) high.

Alternatively, you can give us the “FINISHED” size, this is inclusive of the VELCRO® allowance of 13mm for each side. Example; if you measured 250mm wide x 250mm high we would make your window screen to this exact measurement.

Select finished or unfinished when ordering so we know if we need to add on for the VELCRO® allowance.

Reveal fit screens sit neatly within the frame, almost like looking into a lid of a shoe box.

Reveal fit window screen and pull tab

Reveal fit window screen and pull tab

Pull tabs are always positioned vertically by default unless you choose horizontally. Each screen has 2 tabs placed at the bottom of the screen to operate your fly screen, you can cut off if not required.

Measuring for odd shapes

We enjoy trying to come up with solutions for our customer’s screening needs.

You can make templates and send them to us where an accurate measurement is hard to obtain.

A photo of the window or door in question can be emailed to us, we can then draw on it showing you where to measure from and where the screen will attach.

Installation

Our easy to follow instructions make for an easy DIY installation.

Ensure the surface of the frame is sound i.e. no flaking or bubbling paint. All porous surfaces must be sealed i.e. raw timber, brickwork or concrete. These surfaces continually leach moisture and natural oils which hinder the adhesive performance.

Some paint manufacturers use Teflon as a surface protector – if so you will need to sand your frame lightly with 1200 grit Wet & Dry paper to make a key for the adhesive. The same goes for some powder coated frames.

PVC frames can be laminated, this interferes with the adhesive performance. Velcro recommend a product called Septone from your auto shop, use it as a pre – wash before installation.

Clean the surface of your frame to remove contaminants like dust, grease, oil.

Use the alcohol swabs provided as a final wipe to ensure that the surfaces are spotless, allow to completely dry.

New paint must be fully cured, follow manufacturers instructions for curing times. Paint vapours inhibit the strong performance of the adhesive.

Install the self adhesive Velcro® onto clean, dry surfaces only, at room temp. of 18°C or higher in non-humid conditions. If temperatures are low warm frame and Velcro® with hair dryer/fan heater to increase the bond.

Do not touch the adhesive with fingers and ensure your scissors are sharp and clean.

Do not pre-cut Velcro® and attach to the screen; attach directly to window frame, one side at a time and cut.

Hold the Velcro® on the sides between your thumb and forefinger, peel back release liner without touching the glue to about 25mm (1″) and place in position. (See pictures below.)

Continue down one side of the frame peeling back liner as you go, cut with clean scissors once side is finished. Proceed with the other sides of frame.

Apply pressure to the whole strip of installed Velcro® with a Stanley knife handle or teaspoon, (See pictures below.)

Pressure activates the Pressure Sensitive Glue, pay special attention to the corners as these often get missed.

The Velcro® will fall away from the frame if pressure is not applied sufficiently, it cannot be reused if this happens.

The Velcro® cannot be re-positioned either if you make a mistake, start again with new Velcro® ensuring that you have not left any traces of glue behind and the surface is spotless.

Resistance to edge peeling can be improved by nipping or rounding the corner of Velcro®

Allow 24hrs. for the glue to cure thoroughly before installing your screen. We know you want to install your Flexiscreens straight away but you will thank us for waiting.

All folds in your screens will fall out, no need to worry.

If the corners lift this is an indication that the Velcro® has been contaminated during installation, alternatively there hasn’t been enough pressure applied this can be resolved with a drop of super glue.

Distributors

Uncertain about measuring and installing or limited by time – let one of our distributors do it all for you. A measure and install fee is all that is required. 

Australia Capital Territory

No ACT insect screen distributors are available at this time but you can always order direct from us.

New South Wales

Sydney Flyscreen & Door Factory
 Leanne & Grahame Pride
 1 Wharf Rd.
 Gladesville NSW 2111
 p. 02 9817 4420
 f. 02 9817 5051
 e. sydneyflyscreen@gmail.com.au
 w. www.flyscreensanddoors.com.au

Budget Screens & Awnings
 Stuart Cosh
 9 Krauss Ave
 Lismore NSW 2480
 p. 02 6621 7259
f. 02 6622 1492
 e. budgetscreens@gmail.com

UY Installations P/L
Yaron Forman
 Unit 12/1 Canal Road
 St. Peters NSW 2044
 m. 0410 502 220
 e. accounts@uyi.com.au

Alsafe Security Products
 Paul Donaghy
 Unit 1/91-93 Old Pittwater Road
 Brookvale NSW 2100
 p. 02 9939 4855
 f. 02 9939 4755
 e. alsafe@alsafesecurity.com.au
 w. www.alsafesecurity.com.au

Tweed Coast Security & Blinds
 Karen Howarth
 88 Hastings Rd
 Cabarita Beach NSW 2488
 p. 02 6676 3522
 f. 02 6676 2640
 e. karen@tweedcoastsecurityandblinds.com.au
 w. www.tweedcoastsecurityandblinds.com.au

Make Safe Doors & Blinds
 Greg Fawkner
 Unit 1b, 16 Doyle Street
 Brookvale NSW 2100
p. 02 9939 4355
 f. 02 9939 4655
 m. 0419 816 563
 e. info@makesafe.com.au
 w. www.makesafe.com.au

Jim Moore
 Jim Moore
 25 Fairlands Street
 Culburra Beach NSW 2540
 p. 02 4447 5402
 m. 0421 845 249

Northern Teritory

No distributors available in Northern Territory at this time but you can always order direct from us.

Queensland

Eaton Screening Solutions
 Andrew Bryce
 13/18 Hinkler Court
 Brendale QLD 4500
 Brendale Ph: (07) 3205 2688
 Rocklea Ph: (07) 3327 5131
 e. info@eatonscreens.com.au
 w. www.eatonscreens.com.au

A-Z Security
 Bill Bateman
 Shed 2,10/22 Franzmann St
 Cairns QLD 4870
 p. 07 40417446
 m.0413943112
 e. info@a-zscreens.com.au

Phantom Screens Sth QLD P/L
 Mike & Jenny Rollinson
 PO Box 226
 Acacia Ridge QLD 4110
 p. 07 5665 9525
 f. 07 3711 9177
 e. mjrollinson@bigpond.com

Cairns Aluminium Services
 Ross & Wendy Scuderi
 PO Box 1446
 Cairns QLD 4870
 p. 07 4035 4585
 f. 07 4035 4367
 e. c.a.s@tpg.com.au

Mr Mesh It Mobile Screens Repairs
 Terry Trott
 28 Devoran St.
 Albany Creek QLD 4035
 m. 0414 353 585
 f.07 3264 5585
 e. mrmeshit@hotmail.com
 w. www.mrmeshit.com.au

Capcoast Glass & Central Coast Screens
 Robert Blyde
 14 Plover Drive
 Barmaryee QLD 4703
 p.  07 4939 4243
 m. 0409 398 877
 w. Cap Coast Glass & Central Coast Screens

RCR Security & Blinds
 Craig Reid
 50-54 Blacksmith Crt.
 Jimboomba QLD 4280
 p. 07 3208 5845
 f. 07 5546 0825
 m. 0418 732 620

Jack’s Glass & Security Screens P/L
 Chad Cutts
 PO Box 73,
 Hervey Bay QLD 4655
 p. 07 4124 2260
 e. donna@jacksglass.com.au
 w. www.jacksglass.com.au

Dalby Tile, Glass & Aluminium
 David & Judith Winter
 16 Eileen St
 Dalby QLD 4405
 p. 07 4662 1000

Garden City Grilles & Doors (K.R.L. Glass & Aluminium Pty Ltd)
 Kyle Liesch
 10 Cameron Crescent
 Glenvale QLD 4350
 p. 07 4634 5840
 f. 07 4633 1163
 e. gcgd@live.com

South Australia

No distributors available in Northern Territory at this time but you can always order direct from us.

Tasmania

Browning Glass
 Peter Browning
 13 Springfield Avenue
 Moonah TAS 7009
 p. 03 6272 2668 

Victoria

Men In Blinds
 Tony Elarmaly
 125 Nicholson St.
 Brunswick VIC 3056
 p. 03 9480 2128
 m. 0413 793 941
 e. info@meninblinds.com.au
 w. www.meninblinds.com.au

Western Australia

Phantom Screens – Perth
 Trevor and Katherine McCracken
 PO Box 465
 Mellville WA 6956
 p. 08 93398102
 e. phantomscreens.perth@bigpond.com

Cable Beach Glass
 Dion Monola
 20 Archer Street
 Broome WA 6725
 p. 08 9192 2168
 f. 08 9192 3858
 e. cbga@bigpond.net.au
 w. www.cablebeachglass.com.au

Kanyana Flyscreens & Security
 Ashley Jones
 Unit 4, Slade St.
 Mandurah WA 6210
 p. 08 9581 8181
 f. 08 9582 0120
 m. 0418 942 915

Grocock Glass
Peter Grocock
PO Box 83
Busselton WA 6280
p. 08 9752 2007
e. groglass@westnet.com.au

Alu – Glass
Robert Wall
22 Close Way
Kalgoorlie 6430
p. 08 9021 1996
f. 08 9021 4521

International

IRELAND
(John’s birthplace)


J.J. Fogarty Ltd.
Thurles
Co. Tipperary
Ireland
p. +353 50 444 273
f. +353 50 444 073
e. enquire@jjfogarty.com
w. www.jjfogarty.com

ICELAND

Flexiscreens in Iceland
Gudmundur Kristofersson
Iris Bjarnadottir
Arnartangi 3
270 Mosfellsbaer
Iceland
p. 3 566 7719
m. +354 840 8054