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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...
Creative ways to create a patio enclosure

The best of both worlds: Creative ways to create a patio enclosure

Whether you want to add extra living space or enhance the curb appeal of your home, there are many ways to do it. An excellent solution to make the most use of this area is to enclose it with an aluminium and glass structure. These patio enclosures can be installed in many creative ways and can feature a range of windows, doors, and walls to suit your style and beautifully enhance your property. Why consider a patio enclosure? A patio enclosure is one of the most cost-effective...
From shower curtain to shower doors – you're spoilt for choice!

From shower curtain to shower doors – you’re spoilt for choice!

We want our bathrooms to be serene spaces where we can unwind in a hot bath after a long day or take a refreshing shower before work. Bathrooms are typically one of the smallest spaces in our homes, and it is often difficult to create that perfect spa-like appearance. But it is incredible what a few small changes can do! If you've always wanted to renovate your bathroom, start with the entrance to your shower; a small feature that...
Boost foot traffic Give your shop front a makeover

Boost foot traffic: Give your shop front a makeover

People make an impression within the first seven seconds. As the owner of a brick-and-mortar store, you have to keep this in mind if you want to increase foot traffic. If your store's design is not giving the right impression, you may never see the movement you want to see into your store. While chain stores have the luxury of using the same design at all their stores, independent store owners need to step up their game to attract...
Working from home Easily zone an open-plan space for a home office

Working from home? Easily zone an open-plan space for a home office

We've become used to open-plan living and the idea that not all the rooms in our homes need to have four walls. This has changed the way we use our homes, but it has also created some challenges; One being working from home which has become the new normal in recent months. For most of us, working from home may not be convenient, especially when you can't simply close a door to keep distractions out. So, how can you...