Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Christmas is the perfect time of year to make use of your indoor-outdoor living spaces. In Australia, we are blessed to not have to worry about being snowed in during the festive season. Instead, our concerns centre around the scorching heat! That is why creating a seamless indoor-outdoor living environment is the perfect way to make full use of your home, not just at Christmastime, but all year round. Whether it’s a serving window () off the kitchen, traditional timber bi-folds  ..

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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Cool tips to warm your house this winter Not all of us are fortunate enough to have the warm welcoming hug of central heating or a fireplace to greet us as we come home on a cold winter day. Older homes especially suffer from inadequate insulation and poorly fitted windows and doors. Insufficient glazing, uncarpeted floors and open plan living spaces also contribute to your home feeling more like the inside of your freezer rather than the comfortable and cozy space you crave when re ..

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Monday, June 05, 2017
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When renovating it’s very easy to be tempted to cut costs, but keep in mind that features that increase comfort, reduce energy bills over time and improve resale value, can be worth paying a bit more for. When looking at the cost of a renovation, budget for the long term by factoring in long-term savings and improved resale value into your renovation decisions. A little for a lot more Much of the time the expense required for a long-term gain is only minimal on top of the base outl ..

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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 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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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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Monday, February 13, 2017
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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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Friday, February 03, 2017
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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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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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While you’re still feeling revitalised and inspired by the prospect of a new year, this is the time to set resolutions that will make this year a success. So NOW is the time to create home renovation goals to tackle throughout the year. Entertaining season and the extra time spent around home over the holidays often highlights limitations in your home or house improvements you would like to make. Use this as inspiration to set home improvement goals for 2017, and motivation so that by ne ..

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