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When should I discuss windows & doors with my Builder?

When should I discuss windows & doors with my Builder?


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 to council.

2.  Why do I need to choose my windows and doors before submitting to council?

The type of windows and doors you choose along with the glass, range and material type all impact on your Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) and Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) ratings. It is therefore essential that all windows and doors are selected prior to council submission to ensure they are compliant with BAL and BASIX requirements.

3.  Can I change my windows and door selections after my plans have been submitted to Council?

Any changes you make to your window and door selection after they have been submitted to council will require you to re-submit your plans to council with the new product changes outlined. Any changes you make to windows and doors could impact on BASIX or BAL compliance. This is why we recommend you taking the time to visit a showroom and discuss all possibilities and options before plan submission.

4.  Can I choose who supplies the windows and doors?

Wideline is a manufacture and supply company. We do not install.

Most builders have existing relationships with at least one or possibly two window suppliers. You will need to have a conversation with your builder to learn about their supplier. It is important to discuss this up front if you prefer a different supplier, and understand any contractual obligations, associated costs with making changes. Request the builder contact Wideline as your preferred window supplier to arrange a competitive quote.

We recommend you visit one of our window and door showrooms to view the products and be satisfied that the selection you have made suits your needs.

If you do not have a relationship with a builder yet, our showroom team can direct you to someone local who is familiar with Wideline products.

At the end of the day this is your home, you are the one who will live with the products, it is therefore essential to choose what works best for you for the ongoing enjoyment and comfort in your new home. After all, windows and doors play a significant role in the design and liveability in your home.

Want to take a closer look at your window and door options? Speak to a window expert today on 1300 943 354, submit an online quote enquiry, or take a closer look at a Wideline showroom near you.