Many excellent options for windows and doors
Winter light can have a funny effect on your eyes, and it’s only when the bright sunshine of summer arrives that the true nature of certain things is revealed at last.
I’m thinking particularly about dirt, grime and decay, all of which manage to pass sneakily under the domestic radar during winter’s grey, chilly months, but tend to lurch alarmingly into relief when we venture to look out of our windows once more. This effect, real or psychological as it may be, is surely responsible for the phenomenon of the ‘‘spring clean’’ that’s such an intrinsic part of any homeowner’s annual cycle. And if, as we’re sometimes told, the ‘‘eyes are the windows to the soul (!)’’, then just as certainly windows are your Kiwi castle’s eyes to the outside and a major component of your property’s face on the world. A good clean goes a long way to brightening things up when it comes to windows and glass doors of all types, but the truth is that windows, doors and particularly their frames have a finite life. Much can be done with a proper programme of maintenance in preventing decay, rusting, warping and cracking, but sooner or later it can be time to think about a change. Today you have many excellent options which not only serve the essential functions of letting light in and keeping cold and wind out, exterior spaces with their foldaway design. So if your property seems to be blinking in shock at the summer sunshine, perhaps it’s time for a seasonal makeover. Why not take a look at your window choices and brighten your outlook this year? Your home might just thank you.
but can also genuinely enhance your home with their appearance and seasonal flexibility. Double-glazing is a future standard, and its insulative properties are starting to become well known in New Zealand, having been popular elsewhere in the world for several years. Not only does double-glazing provide excellent thermal insulation, but the twinpane airlock also keeps out significant amounts of environmental noise. In material terms, wooden windows are still a realistic possibility today, and some won’t be able to look past their natural appearance and feel. However, aluminium options continue to grow in quality, style and subtlety, and have always possessed an edge in ease of maintenance and durability. Additionally, a range of European-style flexible movement choices have come onto the market in recent years, such as bifold and multifold doors and windows. These stylish and intensely practical units offer security, flexibility of use and unparalleled outlook whilst expanding the range of lifestyle possibilities for your interior and