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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If we asked you to start planning your kitchen renovation, what would you think about? The benchtop you’d choose and the colour of your dream cabinets? But have you considered how your outlook to the world can be changed with your kitchen window choice? When updating a space, it’s amazing what a change a window can make. The window type, size or placement can transform a room. In this real reno, the kitchen was updated to a modern open-plan layout. Wait till you see what a difference a W ..

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Wideline has had a long history on the North Coast of NSW and we’re proud to say that we’ve returned to the region, with a focus to the future. We’ve opened the doors to our new Wideline window and door showroom Port Macquarie, which is conveniently located in the Port Macquarie industrial precinct. Wideline’s range of windows and doors Wideline’s Port Macquarie showroom has an extensive range of Wideline’s window and door products on display, including our Horizon residential range of a ..

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Australian homes are looking for more ways to enjoy the outdoors - even while in the comfort of their own home. Last week Wideline was interviewed about using bi-fold doors to open up the indoor and outdoor areas. This informative article was published in the news.com.au network of local papers. If you are considering installing bi-fold doors, read on for a great overview on bi-fold doors.  ..

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