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In episode 5 of Toowoon Bay Reno we see Kyal and Kara’s house and studio get light and bright with windows and skylights installed! It’s great to see Halo Aquashield™, our award winning integrated window flashing system for lightweight construction installed in the studio in record time! Now that the studio is finally at lock up point with the roof on, the studio cladded, windows installed, and the deck down - it’s time for Kyal and Kara to focus back on the upstairs of the main h ..

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Have you ever stopped to think about how we are immersed in air every minute of the day? Whether you’re cooking in the kitchen, asleep in your bedroom, or sitting at your work desk, your health depends on the air you are breathing. However, indoor air quality is often overlooked, especially compared to concerns about what's in our food and water. It was not long ago that we spent most of our time outside. Our lifestyle has evolved dramatically and the average person now spends 90% of the ..

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In episode 4 of Toowoon Bay Reno we see the exterior of Kyal and Kara’s house transform into a beautiful beach house with a new roof, new exterior colour and new windows. Kyal and Kara decided to paint the exterior bricks directly, rather than rendering, so that they can retain texture on the façade. Most of the exterior needs to be painted before the new windows are installed. They've chosen a dark grey which contrasts nicely against the white Casement windows (/products/casement) they' ..

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Have you thought about how safe your children are while they are playing in their bedroom upstairs? It’s easy for a child to climb up to their window. The good news is that death and injury from window falls are preventable. To reduce the risk of falling from windows, the Building Code of Australia has implemented window regulations. All openable windows, where the floor level below the window is two metres or more above the surface level outside, must be fitted with window fall prev ..

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The scaffolding is up, so work on the exterior of the house is under way! All the windows will be replaced while it's up. Kyal and Kara previously visited us in the Wideline showroom and had fun choosing their windows and doors. As the Toowoon Bay Reno is to have a classic beach house look, they chose our Paragon casement windows (/products-aluminum/paragon-casement) for the front facade of their home. Casement windows are hinged at the side, and swing outward. They g ..

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Does your home make a good first impression? "A great entrance can tell the story of your home beautifully” says Sydney designer Meryl Hare. As the saying goes, first impressions count, and this is just as true for the entrance to your home! Your entryway is where you welcome guests, so it gives a glimpse into your personality and style for those arriving. A great entryway is a selling point of a home and should create a welcoming feel. Your entrance sets the scene for what’s inside!  ..

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Australian’s love to be outdoors, and with more of us creating outdoor rooms that function as the best entertaining areas in our homes, it would be sad to not make use of them just because summer has ended. If your outdoor space is your favourite entertaining area, you’ll want to make sure that you've implemented ways to keep it useable over winter. Let’s look at some ways to keep your outdoor entertaining areas cosy over the cooler months: Warm up with an outdoor fireplace. An outd ..

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Episode 2 - It’s go time! Kyal and Kara now have council approval for their Toowoon Bay Reno and are set to go! While the weather is still good, they want to get as much progress on the exterior of the renovation as they can – including the garage and studio. Kara shows us how digging is done with all the holes for the studio’s pad footing, as well as all the trenches for services, done by hand. The concrete pad footings for the studio are poured and the old driveway is cut out, wit ..

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Former stars of The Block, Kyal and Kara, have just launched their latest project. It’s their very own online renovation series called ‘Toowoon Bay Reno’ and Wideline is proud to say we are supplying the windows and doors for the renovation! The Toowoon Bay renovation gives the couple the challenge of taking on a 1970’s brick home with the goal to transform it into a beautiful 6-bedroom beach house. Kyal and Kara had been looking for their next property to renovate for a while. When they ..

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It’s often said that Australians live in the outdoors, but for many of us, outdoor entertaining is only possible if we skip down to the local park or head off to the beach. Thankfully, with modern resources making renovating more affordable, there are more ways than ever to create your very own dream home entertaining space. Transform the Way You Live Improving your indoor-outdoor flow at home will transform the way you live. The most stylish, economical and easy way to create an indoor- ..

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