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Origin - How to Find the Best Aluminium Suppliers in South Africa

How to Find the Best Aluminium Suppliers in South Africa

Aluminium is one of the largest industries in South Africa, which is both wonderful and intimidating at the same time. Such a vast marketplace offers consumers the benefit of choice, but how do you know that you’re working with the leaders in the industry? The top companies in the country are doing a few things well, and Origin Aluminium is one of them. Founded in 2005, they have grown from strength to strength to become a leading manufacturer and supplier...
10 Myths About Aluminium Doors and Windows

10 Myths About Aluminium Doors and Windows

For many years, aluminium frames have been turned aside in favour of other materials for so many reasons. Reasons that, it turns out, are myths. Aluminium is popping up all over now when it comes to replacing doors and window frames, and you may be wondering if it is something you should be considering using in your home or business. If this is the case, then you will want to keep reading as we are about to bust some myths...
Behind a Glass Facade - Make Your Shop Front Stand Out

Behind a Glass Facade – Make Your Shop Front Stand Out

A shop front is the face of your business. It is the first thing that passers-by see when they look at your business, the equivalent of a first impression. Since they draw people into - or past - your shop, you should make every effort to ensure it is eye-catching and attention-grabbing. So, what are the best ways to ensure you have the perfect shop front that works in the favour of your business? If you are ready to put...
Origin - Why Replace Dry Walls With Glass and Aluminium Walls

Why Replace Dry Walls With Glass and Aluminium Walls?

The human connection. What the COVID19 pandemic taught us is that the thing we will never take for granted again is the thing we miss most. Feeling connected to those around us plays a big part in our day-to-day wellbeing. But how can we keep this feeling of connectedness while still keeping up with Covid protocols and social distancing? With many employees working from home and slowly returning to the office a few days a week, companies are looking for new and...
Window Walling Is it a Good Idea for Your Home

Window Walling: Is it a Good Idea for Your Home?

Have you ever wandered around your local neighbourhoods just to take a look at the houses? If you answered yes (and most of us probably have!) you will probably note a fascination with the houses that boast window walling. While it may not be the first thing you notice about a house, floor to ceiling windows are a way to make a grand statement in your home. And while it can have some disadvantages - as do most things –...
Preventing Condensation and Maintaining Double-Glazed Windows

Preventing Condensation and Maintaining Double-Glazed Windows

Investing in double glazing is rather a big decision and discovering condensation on the inside pane or outside pane or even inside the air gap between the two panes of glass of your double glazing units, can be a major concern. While cleaning your windows and wiping them down regularly is important, even with the most vigilant window maintenance, condensation can still be an issue. What is Condensation and Why is it a Bad Thing? When air cools to its dew point...

10 Reasons to Consider Double Glazing for your Home or Office

Whether you’re renovating a home or building an office, the question of double glazing will likely rear its head. We understand that your choice of window, style, glass, and frame material can change the face of the building. Aesthetics aside, double glazing comes with an arsenal of additional benefits that may not be immediately obvious, but will certainly affect your comfort and your bottom line. Would you like to know more? 10 Reasons to Choose Double Glazing You already know that double glazing...
Why We Are Fascinated with Curtain Walls

Why We Are Fascinated with Curtain Walls

For the same reason that people are suckers for anything good-looking, eye-catching curtain walls have naturally caught our fancy. No blame there. Curtain wall designs decorate some of the most magnificent of today’s skyscrapers. Without it, modern Dubai would pretty much resemble the crumbling pyramids of Egypt.  Instead, the city glistens and glows with a plethora of brilliant exterior glass curtain wall designs and fabrications. But make no mistake, curtain walls are not just a pretty face. Without serving any load-bearing role,...
Curtain Wall vs Window Wall - What’s the Difference?

Curtain Wall vs Window Wall – What’s the Difference?

Architects and designers in the commercial arena are using glass as a design element more now than ever. It has excellent thermal benefits in the right climate, it’s fully recyclable, and allows those brilliant minds to explore previously impossible designs. Probably the most important reason for cloaking a building with glass is that it simply looks beautiful. Acres of seamless, shimmering sheets enfold an otherwise ordinary building like an impossibly still lake, making a stunning yet silent statement. While there are...
A Practical Guide Choosing Windows and Glass Doors for Your New Home

A Practical Guide: Choosing Windows and Glass Doors for Your New Home

Spoilt for choice? That’s a good thing when it comes to window and door styles and materials. We recently discussed the importance of factoring in function, style, and energy efficiency when choosing windows and doors for your new home. However, we’d like to dive a little deeper into the practicality of the materials available and unpack the pros and cons of each. Materials Matter in Windows and Glass Doors There’s no doubt that you’re looking for the most cost-effective windows and doors...
How to Choose the Perfect Windows and Doors When Building Your Own Home

How to Choose the Perfect Windows and Doors When Building Your Own Home

When you’re building your own home, you really want to make sure that you get it right the first time. Mistakes cost time and money. One key area to carefully consider is your choice of doors and windows. The shape, size, colour, material, and practicality of these needs to be spot on to avoid expensive replacements down the line. How do you choose the best doors and windows with so many options available? We have a short checklist that you can...
Successful Projects Communication is Key

Successful Projects: Communication is Key

Starting a new build project can be both exciting and stressful at the same time. There is much to be considered, especially during the project planning phase of your project. In our previous article, we took an in-depth look at two important steps to take during the project planning phase: Developing a project scope and creating a schedule. By ensuring these essential steps are followed, you are well underway to achieve success. However, there is another important part to consider...