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Choosing doors that are stylish and secure

With summer fast approaching, you may be thinking about how to best ‘open up’ your home with doors or windows that allow you to bring the outdoors indoors.

On top of improved air circulation, reduced energy bills by utilising natural light, and getting more out of each day they can also add a decorative touch to homes with plenty of styles and colours to choose from. However, maintaining safety is also crucial.

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This week we thought we’d cover a few things to consider in making the right choice.

Security a priority

Household burglary is one of the most common crimes in Australia and while we’re not trying to scare you, it does mean security should feature high in your decision making.

Security doors can be used in conjunction with a wooden or glass doors, providing an extra barrier against quick break-ins. Likewise security screens provide extra protection for windows around the home.

Durable performance

Australia has a fluctuating climate, so choosing a door that will withstand the test of time is important. Most doors are made from durable materials including stainless steel and hard wood but look for those with performance testing. Check testing against weatherproofing as well as attempted break-ins.

Bring the outdoors indoors

It may be the need to keep an eye on the kids in the backyard, or simply a desire to keep a spatial connection with the outdoors, but choosing windows and doors that bring the weather and ventilation from outside indoors is a great way to make the most of your home and locality.

Here are just a few of the latest options for your home.

Bi-fold door:

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French door:

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Patio door:

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For help on choosing doors that suit your desires and your home, give your local Hire A Hubby a call on 1800 803 339 or visit the website www.hireahubby.com.au.

Home fencing

After your house, the fence is the first thing people see from the street and with spring fast approaching it might be time to fix up what might resemble that chicken pen you call a fence!

The fence around your home provides security, noise protection and it will help contain any pets safely inside your yard.

This week our Hubbies have put together a few great tips to help you decide what type of fence matches your needs.

Function

Function is the first consideration when deciding on a fence. What is the purpose of your fence? If you’re looking for longevity and little maintenance, steer away from products like timber that will need painting or wrought iron that may rust over time. If you live near a highway, you may want to think of a heavy fence with height. The general rule with noise is the bigger and thicker the better.

Design

Ideally a fence will have aesthetic appeal as well as function. Is your fence purely functional or do you want it to make a statement? If your home is modern, keep lines and finishes simple. Renders, aluminium and glass are great options. If your home is a classic style you may want to look at brick, timber or iron.

 

Installation

Have you ever installed a fence? It’s not simple. When it comes to installing, it might be best to leave it to a professional if you have little experience and aren’t sure what you’re doing. Measurements, levelling, setting posts are all things to consider as well as pipes and wires underground.

 

If DIY is not your strong suit give Hire a Hubby a call for an obligation free quote on 1800 803 339 or visit the website www.hireahubby.com.au.