When most people think about installing a skylight, it is usually because of the extra sunlight they want to bring into a room. Some places in a home or office building are simply not suited to more windows. You may have neighbouring buildings or trees that block out light, for example. You could also be restricted as to where you can place glazing according to the local planning regulations, for example, if it meant that you would be able to invade someone else's privacy by the addition of a window.
25 March 2020
Most people have heard the term 'double glazed' in reference to windows before but without really understanding what it means. The term is a bit confusing considering the only other item that is commonly referred to as being glazed are cakes and doughnuts. Double glazed windows are very different from pastries and they can totally revolutionise your homes heating and noise insulation. There are a few key reasons why double glazed windows are better than a traditional window design.
20 March 2020
All over Australia, people are fitting new double glazing units to their home to offer better thermal insulation, to provide less noise ingress and to improve the appearance of their house. Of course, there are plenty of different framing materials you can choose for double glazed windows as well as doors. Typically, UPVC is chosen because it is a relatively inexpensive material. Wood is a traditional choice but is not so long-lasting.
19 March 2020
Although interior shutters are becoming increasingly popular throughout Australia, many homeowners still prefer the external variety. If you are thinking about new window treatments for your home, then you should certainly weigh up the merits of outdoor shutters. What is it about exterior shutters that means they are so beneficial to homeowners? Read on to find out. Better Seclusion One of the main things that people like about exterior shutters is that they afford them a great deal of privacy.
16 March 2020
Outdoor blinds are significantly different from blinds used indoors. One of the main differences between blinds meant for outdoor use and those designed for indoor use is the level of exposure to destructive elements such as the outdoor light. For this reason, outdoor blinds need to be made of a material that is sturdier for it to have proper resistance to damage as a result of constant exposure. Find out which material is best for your outdoor blinds in the below post.
13 March 2020
A large household that includes children and pets is a hive of activity. Space is at a premium, accidents are never far away and moving around the home is sometimes more challenging than it should be — especially when you or your children have friends over. But what if you replaced your standard doors with sliding doors? Would that help? It most certainly would. Sliding doors are ideal for busy homes with pets and children.
13 March 2020
If your old windows are about to give up the ghost, then you can simply go for a direct replacement. However, you have a golden opportunity now to improve how your windows work. It may make sense to switch to a new style. For example, if you currently have a sash or awning style and you aren't really happy with it, then you could put in sliding windows instead. What are the advantages of doing this?
5 March 2020
A home by the sea is a lifelong dream for many people, but unfortunately, these picturesque coastal homes are just as vulnerable to burglars and other intruders as any other residential property. If your coastal home has a glass screen door, this can present a particularly inviting access point for intruders. Fitting security screens to your doors can make them much more secure and difficult to bypass. However, not all security screens are created equal, and some are much more suitable for use in coastal locations than others.
27 February 2020
If you are looking to update your windows, you should consider plantation shutters. They are a great way to give your house a new look. Plantation shutters provide a great alternative to blinds and curtains. Here are three reasons why you should install interior window shutters. Low-Maintenance Interior window shutters are low-maintenance. They do not require dry-cleaning as curtains and blinds do. You only need to dust them from time to time.
26 February 2020
Window films are not just an aesthetic feature but also have underlying benefits. For starters, window tinting reduces the heat inside your car, blocks harmful UV rays, protects the privacy of your car's interior. However, window films are only functional while they are operational. As they soon suffer from discolouration, bubbles or peeling around the edges, they begin to lose their appeal and functionality. When this happens, resist the urge to peel it off and instead use one of the three methods below for a clean extraction.
24 February 2020