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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...
Two Important Steps to Achieve Success in Your Project Planning

Two Important Steps to Achieve Success in Your Project Planning

We've discussed how architects, specifying managers, and other stakeholders can become an octopus arm by working together on projects in the building industry to ensure enhanced communication and smooth flow during different phases of a project. In this article, we explore two essential steps to ensure success during the project planning phase. Step 1: Determining the project scope To ensure effective project planning, it is essential to define the project scope. For this, you must consider the client's needs. This includes...
Architects 3 Simple Ways to Become an Octopus Arm

Architects: 3 Simple Ways to Become an Octopus Arm

Have you ever watched an octopus in motion? The one arm is doing its thing over there and the other is tied up on another mission on the opposite side. Somehow though, they are all working for the same result even when it looks like quite the opposite. What has that got to do with aluminium doors and windows in the building industry? Architects, specifying managers, and project managers all feel the same frustrations during a project when the vision is...
Origin - Your new laundry room Layout location and light

Your new laundry room: Layout, location and light! 

Doing the laundry can be trying and time consuming. But having a dedicated area to do this daily chore can make it much more bearable. A bright and productive space can improve the atmosphere and help to keep your home organised. Many laundry spaces are banished to awkward corners and low-light areas where getting the tasks of washing, ironing, and folding your laundry frustrating. If it's time to revamp your old laundry room or you're ready to create a brand-new...

Four innovative ways to enhance space with sliding doors

You may think that sliding doors only lead outside, but with its modern and creative designs today, the options for sliding doors are limitless! From creating hidden home offices to cleverly dividing spaces, it can take your home from average to amazing with a single installation. With its many uses and large range of benefits, sliding doors have become quite popular with home and business owners. And while they are incredibly functional and beneficial, they can also add a stylish...