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Transform Your Home With Aluminium Windows

If you’ve decided to give your home a long overdue makeover, where do you start?

A great place to refresh the look of your home is to start on the doors and windows.

Often these areas have developed an unloved look, or they can be letting in drafts and maybe don’t feel as secure as you would like.

Changing your existing doors and windows to Aluminium windows and doors can transform your current home while adding value.

A Popular Choice

Aluminium windows and doors have been increasing in popularity for a while now for many reasons.

They can make a huge difference to your home, offering style along with reliability.

Technological advances mean doors and windows come in an array of finishes and designs, so no more boring silver and plenty of stylish handles to choose from.

They are able to withstand a variety of external weather conditions meaning low maintenance for you and a high quality product that will last for years to come.

A home makeover can not only offer you an aesthetically pleasing new look, it can have added advantages.

Updating your existing windows and doors to an energy efficient option can provide reduced heating bills during the winter months

Having the added security of full locking options you can relax in the comfort of your own home feeling warm and secure.

You could take the opportunity to make alterations to allow more light into your home by changing existing dark doors and windows.

Changing to double glazed glass will give your home a lighter feel.

Allowing in more natural light can make a home feel more spacious and bright, not to mention the value and appeal added to your property as a result.

Decisions, Decisions

There are so many options available now such as bi-fold windows allowing the outside in, or the popular sliding option improving the look of the inside as well as the outside of your home.

There are even louvre windows, which are great for ventilation and improving the climate control in your home during the hot summer months.

If its a made to measure door or window you need then look at the stacker window and door options for great versatility in larger spaces.

Transform Your Home

When you are looking to transform your home search for quality products teamed with professional workmanship.

This will give you confidence in your new upgrades and help keep the stress levels low.

Remember to take some before and after photographs so you can see the transformation develop.

With today’s busy lifestyles, having a well maintained home thats been transformed with our products can help bring a little more order into your life.

Give your home that up-to-date cared for stylish look it deserves.

Call Now

For specialist advice on call the Southern Cross Windows team on 07 5534 3300 or visit the website http://www.southerncrosswindows.com.au

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Best Quality Aluminium Windows on the Gold Coast

At Southern Cross Windows, we have a huge range of high quality aluminium windows and doors to suit the needs of customers across the Gold Coast.

We are a local, family owned and run business who are market leaders in the best design and highest quality service in the region.

Our sleek aluminium frames make any home look great, and are guaranteed to keep out the elements by housing the best glazing units.

We have a superb back up and after sales service trusted by an army of customers.

Great Range

Over the years, windows and doors have evolved to do much more than let in light and keep out the rain.

Our excellent range of products provides security, safety, energy saving and space enhancing options which also greatly increase the value of your home.

Our super quality aluminium windows and doors come in a huge number of designs.

As well as static frames, we sell and install bi fold windows which cover a large span of window space with the option of opening out to make your home feel bigger by including the outside as well as the inside.

We also have sliding windows which are superbly smooth to open and close securely, giving security with an uninhibited view.

For smaller, upstairs spaces, we have superb awning windows which give the maximum amount of sunlight with minimum fuss.

Expert Service

As we are experienced and trusted dealers and fitters, we have an excellent team of skilled fitters who provide a guaranteed level of craftsmanship.

We will remove your old windows and install our great looking replacements to your exact specifications.

Our experienced team are experts at installing all our designs and making sure they work exactly as they should.

We also provide a back up service to keep your working parts operating to their factory specifications.

As well as domestic services, we have a great range of windows and doors for commercial businesses.

By fitting state of the art aluminium framed glass, you can make your business stand out from the neighbourhood and your competition.

All our products are superbly energy efficient, reducing your heating and air conditioning bills while making your property look fantastic.

Look In

To find out more about our aluminium windows and doors, and the excellent quality of service we provide, get in touch with us at Southern Cross Windows.

Visit our website to contact us for a free quote, or call 07 5534 3300.

You may find our previous post ‘Best Quality Bi-Fold Windows On The Gold Coast’ of interest to you:

Bi-Fold Windows & Doors

Best Quality Bi-Fold Windows On The Gold Coast

Here on the Gold Coast, bi-fold doors and windows are a very popular choice with homeowners.

Their design makes it easy to seamlessly combine a property’s interior with the exterior, potentially doubling the size of living rooms and kitchens with no fuss.

While this is a stunning design feature to take advantage of the great outdoors and glorious Gold Coast weather, sturdy and well-fitted doors and windows will also withstand the worst the weather can throw at you depending on the season.

At Southern Cross Windows, we have both the products and experience to find the best bi-folds for any property.

Local Quality

At Southern Cross, we are a family owned and locally run business specialising in finding bi-fold window and door solutions for homes on the Gold Coast.

We have many years of experience in the industry, and offer custom bi-fold doors and windows manufactured and fitted by our own expert team.

By carefully listening to our customers needs, we understand your requirements from the outset of your renovation.

Replacing existing windows and doors is not something to be done hastily, and we appreciate you may be hesitant to take on a large job like replacing all of your windows and or doors.

Because we look after you from design specifications to installation and include efficient after-care, we provide the most comprehensive window and door replacement service.

This is also the most efficient way of doing things, so we are able to keep our costs to a minimum, while providing, installing and maintaining the highest quality bi-fold doors and windows.

Great Options

We offer a bespoke range of window and door sizes based on your needs.

Whether you are building from scratch and have your own design ideas, or are replacing old frames and units, we will advise on a huge range of options.

As well as bi-fold doors, we make and fit hinged, sliding and stacker doors to complement them.

By combining bi-fold windows and doors with some of the other options, you can make your living space feel much more open and free of obstacles and clutter.

For families with young or older members who need room to move about easily, bi-fold windows and doors can make the difference between staying in your current property or trying to buy bigger.

By helping you explore your options, we at Southern Cross will let you get a clearer idea of what you can achieve in your current property.

All our window and door units are made to the highest safety standards, and resist accidental breakage or deliberate break in attempts.

As we manufacture and fit our products to the highest design standards, we also offer your home added security features.

With our superb quality windows and doors, your home will not only look and feel great, but will increase in value quite noticeably.

Find Out More

For more information, or just a chat about our bi-fold doors and windows, contact us at Southern Cross Windows. You can also call us at 07 5534 3300.

You may find our previous post ‘Whats The Best Sound Rating Glass On The Gold Coast?’ of interest to you:

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What’s the Best Sound Rating Glass on the Gold Coast?

Here at Southern Cross Windows, we are committed to providing the best glazing solutions for the whole of our customers’ needs. From bi fold doors and windows to security screens, we offer a great range of products and expertise to cater for all your requirements.

One of our fastest growing demands is for glazing products, which offer protection from outside irritants, including excess noise.

We are the experts on the Gold Coast providing multiple sound reduction solutions to help make your living spaces more comfortable and not feel like the highway traffic is going to be coming through the side of the house.

Extra Layer

A lot of people look to double-glazing, which is quite effective but is more suitable for climate control and commercial applications.  Being on the Gold Coast, climate control isn’t really a major concern.  As with all technology, double-glazing is part of a process that has produced a great new generation of products, which still perform like the older-style double-glazing with improved aspects.

Double-glazing was invented to reduce the interference of outside noise while preserving the energy within buildings to help keep heating costs as low as possible. It relies on an extra layer of glass and a spacer to reduce the sound, thus giving extra protection between the outside and the inside, doubling the efficiency of single glazing.

Today, there is a technological breakthrough that gives you this added protection at a fraction of the cost.

Acoustic Glass

Major glass suppliers have engineered an acoustic glass that provides the sound reduction, that you need which we at Southern Cross believe will represent the next generation of Gold Coast sound reduction products, without compromising safety or style.

Acoustic glass is a laminated glass that uses an advanced interlayer enabling it to absorb more sound energy, helping to reduce different types of noise, especially high-frequency types.  According to Viridian, their VLam Hush™ buffers outside sound, decreasing sound by up 34% in comparison to ordinary glass^.

This revolutionary new glass technology has a noise inter-layer inbetween the two layers of your glass, which enhances sound insulation without interfering with the amount of light entering your home or business.

By installing acoustic glass, you will get the benefits of both double-glazing and window tinting, with an extra level of noise insulation.  As this glazing can be made to fit any size of door and window panel, it is perfect for homes and businesses.

Here on the Gold Coast, this kind of solution is a WINNER.  Whatever option you choose, the team at Southern Cross is committed to installing only the best solution for all our customers.

Find Out More

To find out more about Gold Coast sound reduction and all our other great glazing solutions at Southern Cross Windows, visit our website, or call 07 5534 3300.

 

Commercial Framed Windows

Benefits of Commercial Framed Windows for Your Business

If you are renovating your business and thinking of investing in aluminium products, you will be keen to know everything you can about the advantages of this versatile material.

Aluminium windows and bifold doors have steadily increased in popularity over the past few decades.

For a long time, there was a misconception among consumers that aluminium products were only available in silver and were not very customisable.

However, times have changed and with advances in technology and powder coating, aluminium products now come in an array of finishes and designs that are sure to incite your interest.

Southern Cross Windows is located on Queensland’s sunny the Gold Coast and specialises in the manufacture and installation of aluminium windows and doors.

Our products are locally made and tested to stringent Australian standards. Aluminium windows are durable and require little to no maintenance due to the metal’s anti-corrosive and weather-resistant properties.

The alloy can withstand a range of tough environmental conditions. Aluminium windows and doors resist swelling, cracking, splitting or warping.

Other products in this material feature advanced locking mechanisms, so you can relax knowing your commercial property is secure.

Overhauling your building’s current windows for commercial framed windows or new aluminium bifold doors from Southern Cross Windows will immediately make your business more eco-friendly and can save your company a lot of money in the long run.

We only supply and install high quality aluminium windows are exceptionally energy-efficient and offer excellent sound and thermal insulation.

You will notice a significant decrease in your business’ heating bills, as well as a reduction in external noise, which can disrupt employees.

Aluminium is also an affordable alternative to other materials yet still delivers on strength and versatility.

When you decide to go with aluminium products, you open yourself to a world of design flexibility.

With a huge selection of systems, finishes and glass options, we can help you tailor the right design to suit your company’s brand and image.

For example, if you can impress your clients with a sleek black or neutral grey set of window frames or bifold doors, the choice is really up to you. Our products come power-coated in a variety of contemporary colours.

At Southern Cross Windows, we pride ourselves in providing personalised care, quality products and professional workmanship. Why not contact us for an obligation-free quote? Call us at (07) 5534 3300.

You may also find our previous post “The Latest Trends in Aluminium Windows and Doors” of interest to you.

 

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Bring the Outside in with Bifold Doors!

The glorious weather on the Gold Coast is a big reason to embrace outdoor living.

Bifold doors could help you experience your yard in a unique way and make the most of the hot weather without sacrificing your comfort.

What Are Bifold Doors?

Bifold doors consist of different panels that are hinged together. The panels stack against each other when you open the doors. The doors feature aluminium frames with glass panels to give the room a full view of the outside.

Thanks to the design, these doors allow sunlight to enter the room without any obstructions.

Expand Your Space

One of the biggest advantages of bifold doors is they can give the impression of a bigger room.

The presence of natural light can open it up and make your living space blend in with the exterior. If you open the doors fully, you will enjoy an environment where the inside and outside of the home work together to give you the best of both worlds.

These doors are perfect if you love entertaining or if you enjoy alfresco dining.

These doors are very easy to use and to maintain. The panels slide and stack smoothly so anyone can operate them.

You simply need to clean the glass panels regularly and clean away sand or grit from the track system.

You can choose among a large range of colours to complement the existing décor of your home. The frame is powder-coated to make the system more durable.

The bifold model has a 4-point locking system to give you security and peace of mind.

The doors are customisable, and you can choose between single or double side stacking. You can have a single-entry door as well for added convenience without having to give up the benefits of a bifold door.

The maximum height for these doors is 3100mm and a maximum width of 8000mm so they can fit most openings.

If you are looking for ways to make your home more attractive whilst letting your family enjoy outdoor living, get a quote from Southern Cross Windows.

We are proud of the excellent services we offer, and we will make sure you are happy with your choice.

For expert advice on the design and installation of your new bi-fold doors or windows, don’t hesitate to contact Southern Cross Glass Doors and Windows on the Gold Coast.

We have a large range of frame colours and glass tints available.

You might find our previous post Why You Need Bi Fold Doors This Summer of interest:

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The latest trends in aluminium windows and doors

Are you thinking of replacing those tired and draughty old wooden doors and windows around your property?

Maybe you are considering changing to aluminium windows and doors instead. Switching to aluminium is an excellent choice due to the latest trends in the aluminium window and doors business.

It is an extremely effective choice and very hard to beat in efficiency and upkeep.

This is where we, at Southern Cross Glass Windows and Doors, can help you.

Customising to your style

People were once shy of installing all aluminium windows and doors throughout their home because they thought they only came in one style and colour.

Luckily for the homeowner, the industry has made great strides in being able to customise the colour and style of aluminium doors and windows, so they can be tailored to complement the existing décor.

Colours now range from light to dark and most colours in between due to the use of powder coatings, which are applied to the aluminium frame then bond with the metal to form a hard-wearing surface.

As for style: from Casement and sliding to louvre and double hanging, our qualified team can customise the frames to fit your existing areas.

Improved Energy Saving and Security

The biggest bonus of changing to aluminium windows and doors on your property is the very nature of how they are manufactured and fitted. Aluminium products already have many features built in, which you won’t find with more traditional wooden products. These types of doors and windows have full locking options, excellent seals and wide solid frames to prevent warping and gaps, therefore ensuring a tight and secure fit to help safeguard occupants from both the elements and homes intruders.

New Thinking and Styling

With the trends and changes in window fittings for modern properties, the aluminium windows and doors trade has come up with some of the most innovative choices to improve both the look and functionality of your home. Australia’s agreeable climate has lead to many changes in styles for windows and doors, with many people now wanting to open their homes to increase their living spaces.

The Australian weather is suitable for bringing the outside in, making bi-folding doors a popular option to improve the flow of your interiors to your outside space.

If you want a better flow of air through a room, louvre windows offer a breezier effect.
A great way to lighten a dull-lit hallway is to remove the solid timber door and install a door with glass panels, along with double-glazed vertical sidelight windows to allow in more light .
All these options can of course be achieved quite easily when working with aluminium windows and doors and give a whole new aspect and value to your property.

The choices are endless.

Contact our experienced team to refresh those old doors and windows, and give you a whole new look for your home.

Our aluminium products come with the peace of mind of enhanced security and low maintenance.

For expert advice on the design and installation of your new aluminium doors and windows, don’t hesitate to contact Southern Cross Glass Doors and Windows on the Gold Coast.

We have a large range of frame colours and glass tints available.

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What is a Bi-Fold Window?

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Bifold Windows

Bi-fold windows provide the wonderful function of connecting your interior spaces with your exterior spaces. This combination not only allows for a free-flowing entertainment space, it also provides unobstructed views. This allows your entire space to become one large area.

Function

Bi-fold windows are functional and stylish. They consist of a number of hinged framed window panels that fold into each other simply and elegantly, to open up any space.

Why Bi-Fold?

Bi-fold windows have the ability to transform your house. They provide a clear and unobstructed view, but they also ensure good ventilation and natural light. The lack of obstructive beams, columns, or panels, ensures that the connection between the interior and exterior is seamless.

But the seamlessness doesn’t end there. Their smooth and simple-to-operate sliding system comes with a clean exterior finish that complements and suits the design of almost any home.

Usage

Not all windows are created equally, or for the same purpose. The functionality of the bi-fold window means that they connect your interior spaces with your exterior spaces. It also means that they can connect the spaces inside your house. For instance, a bi-fold window is perfectly designed to bring together your kitchen and your dining area.

This created space could be used as a breakfast or afternoon tea counter or as a functional space to prepare a snack. This same function can be used to serve food from the kitchen to the living area or your outdoor entertainment area.

Visibility

With superior security and precisely hinged frames, bi-fold windows block out noise perfectly. At the same time, they provide unobstructed views so that you can look out to the pool or garden and watch the kids play while enjoying the calmness of your interior living areas.

The discrete and unobtrusive design means that any opening can be turned into a relaxing window seat to overlook your spectacular Gold Coast ocean views.

Preference

Aluminium bi-fold windows are powder-coated, which means they have a high durability. Because of this, they don’t require huge amounts of upkeep and are easy to clean. Bi-fold windows are available in a wide range of colours and designs, meaning you can style your home however you want.

Bi-fold windows are the perfect addition to your home. They can transform any room or living area into a multi-functional, free-flowing space that you won’t know how you lived without. For an obligation-free quote on your windows, contact Southern Cross Windows today.

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Are all Bifold Doors Created Equal?

The short answer is NO. With Bi fold doors becoming popular in home renovations, people need to be aware that not all bi fold doors are created equal. A rule of thumb I always tell people is “You get what you pay for and generally speaking if you don’t pay for it now you will eventually pay for it later, plus more”. There are companies that use thinner frames, cheap components and the product is generally inferior, all so they can sell it to the consumer at rock bottom prices. Yes you will get a bi fold door, but will it work in 6 to 12 months – who knows. Another point is who will repair the door if you have any issues? As a consumer you need to do your research.

Questions you should ask any supplier are:

  1. Where is the product manufactured?
  2. What warranty comes with the product?
  3. Why should we use you?
  4. If any issues with the product, who can help fix it?
  5. Is it a complete product? (Include all components and locks etc.)
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Bifold Doors

On top of this we recommend people GOOGLE reviews on the different companies to gain a greater insight to the organizations track record of delivering a quality product and being able to service your new bi fold door. When you are looking to invest in bi fold doors, please just don’t go on the price otherwise it could come back to bite you.

Southern Cross Windows answer to the above is simple, I encourage people to come down to our factory / showroom on the Gold Coast and see our bi fold doors first hand to appreciate the superior quality and understand the value behind the price tag. All our bi fold doors are custom made here at Currumbin on the Gold Coast. We have a team of bi fold door specialists who manufacture and service our bi fold doors to meet all Australian standards and ensure superior quality and workmanship.

I love bifold doors and think they are fantastic to create the ideal transition from the inside living areas to your outdoor entertainment area on the Gold Coast. That is why we utilize a heavier duty bi fold door system with stainless steel components, the door is built to last and our bi fold doors can transform almost any space into a luxury indoor-outdoor experience. For more information regarding our bi fold doors please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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Screen Solutions for Bi-Fold Doors

Bifold Screen Double Door

Bi-fold doors and windows are great all year round, but they really start to shine in the summer months. While your bi-fold products will love the sun, they won’t appreciate the insects, bugs, and other irritants that come with summer.

Until recently there hasn’t been an easy way to design and install a screen that could properly cooperate with bi-fold doors. Now there is:

Introducing the Centor S1E Eco-Screen

The S1E Eco-Screen from Centor is an eco-friendly screen solution that has long been desired by bi-fold door lovers. However, this is no ordinary fly-screen. This eco-friendly retractable insect screen comes complete with solar control and thermal controls. If there were insects and air in space, this is the screen solution NASA would use.

At the touch of a button, the S1E ensures homeowners have absolute control over their living environment. Bi-fold doors revolutionise your home, but this screen solution ensures that it is protected. Just like your other bi-fold products, your screen can retract until it is barely visible.

That way, when you are not enjoying the serenity the screen provides, you don’t have to look at it at all.

If you’ve ever dealt with door blinds before, you’ll know of the hassle of constantly having to wind them up and down. The S1E has built in mechanisms that enable the blind to be left partially open. This means that you can still enjoy the easy access that your bi-folds are known for.

Multi-Functional

When it comes to door screens, you usually have to choose between a sun filter and an insect screen. Now you can have both. Centor’s two-in-one screen solution can filter the direct sunlight as it hits your home in the morning and then barricade the home from pesky insects at dusk.

If you’re really into multi-tasking, you can also choose a white background screen that can be used with a projector. What better way to watch the Maroons fend off the Blues or your favourite movie than in a well-protected indoor-outdoor space.

Best of all, the S1E can be fitted to your existing bi-fold doors to become one single integrated unit.

Screen solutions for bi-fold doors have been a troublesome area for a long time. The Centor S1E Eco-Screen has ensured this problem is a thing of the past. For more information about screen solutions, talk to the professionals on the Gold Coast: Contact Southern Cross Windows.