Why Specify Aluminium Frames?

There are plenty of different options when it comes to making a frame for your glazing. Both windows and glazed doorways are often made from materials such as PVC or wood, for instance. In fact, many modern architectural practices frequently recommend aluminium as a framing material for new build homes and office blocks these days.  You might think that aluminium doors and windows are, therefore, very up to date. However, aluminium windows were being used back in the 1920s when the material revolutionised window making in the Western world. Read More 

How to Really Take Advantage of an Ocean View

If you're in the process of building the house of your dreams, you may have finally found a plot of land next to the ocean. There is something very "otherworldly" about the ocean waves as they crash on the beach in front, and you're looking forward to many years of enjoyment in such a natural and typically Australian setting. However, you need to make the most out of your seaside plot from each of your forward-facing rooms on the top floor, even where safety may also be a consideration. Read More 

Why Have a Shower Screen Instead of a Shower Curtain

Shower curtains certainly have their own advantages; the fabric of a nice curtain can add softness and texture to a bathroom, and curtains can also add colour and style to an otherwise drab space. However, there are many reasons to consider a glass shower screen instead of a curtain, either around an open shower space or around a tub. Note why a shower screen can be a good idea instead of a curtain, and how to dress up a screen so that your home's bathroom isn't dull and bland. Read More