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A hidden cost many forget to consider until late in the window ordering process are things many consider to be ‘added extras’ namely the costs involved in glass that is specified for your home. There has been a recent change to BASIX legislation around improvements in energy efficiency and more specifically, controlling heat loss and gain through windows. This has meant that for many homes, double glazing or Low-E coated glass may be unavoidable in your new build. This can also impact on the ..

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When it comes to choosing windows for your new build or renovation it can all seem a little overwhelming at first, sash this, awning that, transoms and mullions…..what does it all mean? Let’s go through some of the window lingo you need to know to help you with your window selection and you’ll be throwing around words like stile, jamb and reveals in next to no time. Let's start with the basics, the window frame; Now let's move on to the Sash, which is the moving fr ..

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Congratulations on your new build! Building a home can be both exciting and a little overwhelming at the same time. We want you to have a great experience so let’s help you with answering some of the most common questions we receive when it comes to choosing windows and doors for your new build. 1. When should I discuss windows and doors with my builder? The answer to this one is an easy one – straight away! Decisions on windows and doors must be made prior to plans being submitted ..

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Awning windows are a popular window style as they offer a range of benefits while working well with both modern and traditional architecture. Wideline awning windows are available in timber and aluminium, which allows diverse design and functionality. How awning windows operate Awning windows open outward from a top hinge. They are screened on the inside of the window. A chain winder allows you to open the window to the amount required. Wideline awning windows can be locked in an ope ..

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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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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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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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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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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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