Picture windows hold fixed pieces of thermal glass in place and do not open. They are normally installed into difficult to reach areas, and locations where an unobstructed view is the highest design priority. Because picture windows do not require hardware they can be constructed in very large widths and heights above and beyond any operating window, and should be used where large unobstructed views are desired without the need for access to the outdoors.
We specialize in domestic softwoods, which we process from the log through milling and drying.
Fenstür has designed and builds all of our products to be high quality, high performing, and fine cra...
Fenstür has designed and builds all of our products to be high quality, high performing, and fine crafted. We don't cut corners to cut costs - we cater to those who want a product with performance and quality not available at the local hardware store. Our designs incorporate the desirable features found in mainstream products studied around the world, and we handle, process, finish, and fit hardware of equal aptitude to complement the attention to detail we instill in our work.
We have largely based our window and door designs and functions upon what the European market offers -...
We have largely based our window and door designs and functions upon what the European market offers - but incorporated our own designs and twists to better suit them to the North American customer. We offer many of the same product types often imported from overseas, but hand crafted on Vancouver Island - and often to higher quality and performance standards than those available from Europe or anywhere else in the world.
Fenstür has the technology, machines, and expertise to build highly customized products. Aside from c...
Fenstür has the technology, machines, and expertise to build highly customized products. Aside from custom wood species or sizes, we can do raker, slant, and round shapes, special types of glass, various hardware types and materials (brass, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, fiberglass etc.), aluminum clad exteriors, and more - all in house. Its very simple at Fenstür, if we feel that we cannot stand behind a product we produce, or don't feel proud to identify it as one of our own - it will never leave our facility.
Every door and window starts in a forest.
Vancouver Island offers some of the finest softwoods in the world: Douglas fir, red cedar, red alder, and hemlock. The Province of British Columbia has strict forest management policies, ensuring trees are sustainably harvested and the surrounding ecosystems are protected. Nearly all of the weight in wood is made up of carbon - absorbed from the atmosphere and now stored in your window and door products - products which further save emissions with their high performing design properties to keep you warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer.
The first step in producing windows and doors is to machine lumber into component pieces. Using state-of-the-art machinery, every component is precision-cut to a specific according to the design settles upon. Our technology grants us ultimate flexibility in design, while maintaining consistency – and 0.1mm repeated accuracy. We are equipped to process single components up to 6m (20ft) in length for clean lines without interruptions.
Located just 2 hours from Vancouver, our strategic location allows us to cater to the entire West coast of Canada and the United States. Our location on Vancouver Island allows us to source the best soft wood in the entire world. Our proximity to the source helps keep costs down and maintain exceptional quality control.