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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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Do you have dark or dull rooms in your home? Don’t switch on a light, there are ways to increase the amount of light streaming into your home naturally. These 10 ways to help maximise the sunlight in your home will give your family a healthier, happier and brighter home environment. 1. Remove or replace window treatments. If your window treatments are heavy or dark and are blocking too much light, consider removing or replacing them. Light colours and light weight fabrics will help your s ..

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Incorporating passive design tips into your renovation or build can help keep your home naturally cooler. Reduce your reliance on artificial cooling with these greener ways to keep your home cool: 1. Track the sun Pay attention to where the sun hits your home over summer. The midday sun can easily be blocked with eaves. The afternoon sun hits from the west at a lower angle, so can stream in windows during the hottest part of the day. Avoid large windows or use glass with very good in ..

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Wendy Miller (https://theconversation.com/profiles/wendy-miller-3028), Queensland University of Technology (http://theconversation.com/institutions/queensland-university-of-technology-847) Should you open or close your house to keep cool in a heatwave? Many people believe it makes sense to throw open doors and windows to the breeze; others try to shut out the heat. Listen to talk radio (http://blogs.abc.net.au/files/ps-040114-wendy.mp3) during a hot spell and you are likely to hear both view ..

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