Window buyer's guide

How to clean and maintain windows

Like any part of the home, windows need care and maintenance to function at full capacity. The following maintenance and cleaning tips are provided to help you prevent permanent...

Maintenance of window frames

Like nearly any part of the home, windows need care and regular maintenance to function at full capacity. Maintaining window frames is relatively easy and if done regularly, can increase...

Window performance considerations

Performance considerations for windows

Good window design is just as important as the type of window you choose. Poorly planned windows can negatively impact a home with increased energy costs, less personal comfort and reduced security.

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Window acoustics and noise control

Windows are often the weakest link when it comes to soundproofing, but they're also required by law. Find out how to reduce the noise that comes through the windows in your house.

Ventilation through louvres

Controlling window ventilation

Providing ventilation is an important function of your home windows. How much air flow you can harness will depend on characteristics such as climate, window...

Energy efficient windows

Energy efficient windows

Windows are often the biggest culprit when it comes to energy waste in homes. Find out why, and how to choose windows for better energy efficiency.

Window regulations and labels

Window regulations & labels

Windows are one of the many aspects of a house that are rarely replaced. That’s why it’s important when building a new home or renovating that you choose windows that will stand the test of time and meet relevant building regulations.

Bushfire safety and windows

Devastating bushfires are unfortunately an all too common occurrence across Australia.
In response to recent bushfire attacks a revised building standard has been...

Window installation

Window installation tips

Although most consumers will never personally install a window, there are checks that can be undertaken to ensure your windows are fitted properly. Poorly installed windows...

Thermal mass and windows

How thermal mass affects windows

A big part of planning thermal mass in your home is deciding where windows need to go in order to allow sunlight in. Read on to find out more about the relationships between windows and thermal mass.

Window frame

Window frames

Window frames such as aluminium, timber and uPVC have different advantages in energy efficiency, durability, maintenance and cost. Find the right match for your needs.

Timber window frames

Timber windows

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Great thermal performance
  • Not as durable as other frames
  • Requires a bit of maintenance

Fibreglass windows

  • Great energy efficiency
  • Structurally strong
  • Limited options
  • Can be expensive

Aluminium window frames

  • Economical
  • Durable
  • Low maintenance
  • May allow heat transfer without thermal break
  • Susceptible to condensation
How to choose the right windows

How to choose the right windows

Windows are an important element of your home’s design providing natural light, ventilation and a connection with outside spaces. They have traditionally been considered a basic building material sold on price alone.

Window checklist

Window checklist

Run through our comprehensive, downloadable checklist to make sure you've considered all of the necessary information before choosing windows for your home.

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Window & glass regulations

All window manufacturers in Australia are required under the Building Code of Australia to produce windows and doors that meet certain requirements. These requirements are...

Climate zones in Australia

Climate considerations for windows

Australia’s vastness lends itself to a broad range of climatic conditions ranging from the tropical weather of Cairns to the frosty conditions experienced in Hobart. How much energy...

Double hung window

Double hung windows

Double hung windows open vertically. Both sashes of the window normally slide, and screens can be installed outside of the window frame.

Tilt and turn windows

Tilt and turn windows

Tilt and turn windows pen inwards in two actions – they turn like a casement window and tilt like a hopper window.