Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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There are many reasons to replace your home’s windows. New windows can improve the comfort, enhance the appearance, improve the energy efficiency and increase the safety of your home. Here are some of the reasons to replace your windows: Create comfort Windows are the weakest point between your home and outside. If you haven’t got good quality windows, then you may be missing out on comforts that modern windows offer: With the right frame and glass selection, your windows can reduce  ..

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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When customers visit the Wideline showroom, we often find there is some confusion about when fall prevention is required for windows. What’s even worse is when people are not aware of fall prevention regulations and find that their windows are restricted when they come to open them for the first time! Whether you or your builder are ordering your windows, it’s important that you understand the regulations in place and the options you have. That way you can make the best window protection cho ..

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
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Though it can’t use words, your house can talk to you in other ways. If your windows are giving you signs that something’s not quite right, it might be time to replace your windows. Here are some of the signs that your windows might need replacing: Windows that are difficult to clean Windows that are hard to open or close Windows that are leaking water Old and outdated windows Windows that constantly need repairs If your windows are too old for replacement parts Windows ar ..

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
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Window condensation occurs when the warm air inside your home meets the cold glass of your windows. It’s a common problem, and one that has become more prevalent as modern building methods produce increasingly airtight homes. In older construction, where heat could escape to the outside and homes were not sealed as well, it was harder for condensation to form. While there are benefits to an energy efficient home, one of the unwanted side effects is that it provides the perfect conditions for ..

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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We often receive calls from people asking why they can’t open their windows. The reason that many upstairs windows are restricted from being able to open fully is that the National Construction Code specifies requirements for preventing risk of falls from openable windows. These requirements are in place to limit the risk of a person falling through a window causing injury or death. By law, Wideline must restrict the opening of windows where: 1. The potential fall is four metres or m ..

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Are you renovating or building and planning your window placement? Optimising your window placement should be a priority when building or renovating. When it comes to window placement, here are some things that Wideline recommends you do and don’t do: Do: Create consistency in your window placement. Careful window choice and placement will result in a home that is pleasing to the eye. Choose windows for a renovation that work with existing windows. Consider your window placement  ..

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
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1. Live first then plan Make sure you spend some time living in your home before making renovation plans. It’s important that you experience what the home is like to live in. You’ll find out details like where the sun goes and what parts of the home are hot or cold. You’ll find out how your family utilises the space. This experience often changes what you tackle first for your renovation. It’s so important to learn about where you are living before you change it. This will help you add  ..

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
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The NSW Government is proposing new BASIX targets to reduce the energy consumption in new homes and apartments. Improving Australia’s housing sustainability helps to ensure new developments are ready for a changing climate, affordable to run and comfortable to live in. What changes to BASIX are proposed? The NSW Government has announced that the BASIX energy targets will increase by 10% for houses and low-rise units and by 5% for mid and high-rises. The thermal comfort heating and ..

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Do you need new windows for your renovation or build? Windows do more than simply let in light, so there are a few things to consider before selecting your windows and placing a window order. let’s walk you through the process of choosing your windows in 7 easy steps. Step 1. Measure the window space To begin the process of replacing your windows, enlist the help of an experienced builder or window installer to measure the size for the new windows. Consider where the window is place ..

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Monday, March 27, 2017
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Become a window cleaning expert by following these window cleaning tips. They’ll make the job easier and keep your windows in good shape! Do: Clean the window frames as often as you clean the glass. Place a towel under the window to catch water when cleaning the inside of the window. Clean your windows on a cloudy day. Open and close windows and check for any maintenance needed. Clean the window sills. Clean the screens when cleaning your windows. Clean your wind ..

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