Bi-Fold Doors

Have You Considered Bifold Doors?

When you get to experience such glorious weather as we routinely do here on the Gold Coast, then something that deserves much more consideration than you might first think is the quality and style of your home’s windows and doors.

You want your living environment to compliment the climate as much as possible, and here at Southern Cross Windows, we happen to think that bifold doors are the perfect solution.

If you don’t know what bifold doors are, then simply put, there are doors that are comprised of a number of panels that are hinged together, allowing for full retraction and stacking to the sides. This type of door brings with it lots of different advantages and benefits, here are some of the best.

 

  • Bifold doors give you the chance to receive as much natural light from the outdoors in to your home as possible.
  • The versatile nature of the folding doors makes it really simple to combine two rooms into one larger room for functions and special parties.
  • The doors are incredibly easy to manoeuvre and stack away to one or both sides, making for a smooth and problem free operation whenever you want to change the dynamic of the room.
  • The doors have an outward track system, which means that they are very easy to maintain and clean any grit, sand, or other debris away from.
  • The access panels have a four-point locking system which ensures that you experience as much security and safety when they are locked as freedom and spaciousness when they are open.
  • The doors come in a wide variety of colours to fit any kind of interior home décor.
  • They are powder coated to ensure much better strength and durability, an incredibly important feature when you are talking about windows and doors.
  • With a maximum height of 3.1 metres and a maximum width of 8 metres, we can pretty much guarantee that our doors can be manufactured to fit any kind of space that you need to be filled in your home.

So, if those reasons appeal to you, and you think that bifold doors might be a great addition to your own home, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call, one of our dedicated team members will be more than happy to discuss options, quotes and details with you.

Transform your home with the help of our quality doors today!

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Security For Aluminium Windows And Doors

Perhaps you’re considering aluminium windows and doors for your Gold Coast property? You’ll find plenty of useful information on our website. If you have them already installed, congratulations! These are doors and windows designed to last you for many years to come.

But you do need to make sure these windows and doors are properly secured. 

Security is an issue in almost all areas of the Coast, as it as almost everywhere these days. Your property is most likely no exception.

As one of the leading suppliers of aluminium windows and doors on the Gold Coast, Southern Cross Glass Windows and Doors has some advice to share that should bring you some long-lasting peace of mind.

Security window and door screens

Security screens are a great choice. They are good value, as you’ll read about shortly. When you get them through us, we customise them to fit your windows and doors exactly.

Our security screens are designed to make the most of your views and doors, while making sure that security remains the priority. They’re also designed to blend and not detract from your home’s exterior appearance.

Which security screens work best?

We recommend SecureView screens. They use stainless steel mesh—T316 marine grade. No compromises here.

You get the highest protection from the elements as well as from unwelcome intruders. These are products that blitz the rigorous Australian Standards tests for security screens.

The closer weave mesh keeps the bugs out and, along with their anti-corrosive construction, which is ideal for Gold Coast conditions, they are also fire rated for bushfire areas.

They are also stylish and each screen is custom-created to suit your preferences and specifications.

Once fitted, our screens stay put and will never let you down. They’re ideal for aluminium windows and doors in both residential and commercial properties.

Other benefits

Our security window and door screens were manufactured with the prime purpose of keeping you and your loved ones safe. And they do this better than competing products.

But while you’re all safely relaxing indoors, they also provide an impenetrable barrier against mosquitoes and the like. Unlike regular flyscreens, however, your pets won’t put holes in these screens. And your neighbour’s cricket ball won’t put a hole in your window either.

The other cool thing about our security screens is that you can enjoy the benefit of free air flow throughout your home. No longer will you need to shut out the welcome relief available from a cooling breeze simply because you’re worried about intruders.

Call Southern Cross Glass Windows and Doors today for a quote on security windows and doors.

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Aluminium sliding doors are popular on the Gold Coast

The Benefits of Installing Sliding Doors

If you are looking to renovate or extend your home or workplace one of your main considerations is likely to be the doors you install. While the main function of a door is to provide both access and security, if a door can also improve light, air circulation and the aesthetics of a building, all the better!

Sliding doors are becoming ever more popular for both domestic and commercial environments and here at Southern Cross Glass Windows & Doors we offer a fantastic range of sliding doors Gold Coast residents and businesses trust.

Why Sliding Doors?

Sliding doors offer the ability to adjust the ambience of your property. You’ll be able to simply slide the doors open to bring some of the outside in. And if you’re relaxing or entertaining on your deck, the impression is reversed, with open access to your property’s interior spaces.

They can be opened up in your home to a patio or conservatory area or used internally to separate rooms in terms of noise reduction whilst still maintaining light and vision and the option to open up into one large room again.

Sliding doors can also be used in places of work so employees can work in separate rooms but still have visual contact with what each other are doing.

The Benefits

There are unlimited benefits to investing in sliding doors on the Gold Coast, which include:

  • Modern Clean Lines and Stylish Design
  • Fixings are concealed making them more pleasing to the eye
  • Perfect for the security conscious with modern design handles fitted with mortice locks
  • Easy to operate, clean and maintain
  • Superior weather proofing due to superior quality seals
  • Approved to the highest Australian quality and security standards
  • Perfect access for both people and wheeled objects with low profile sill
  • Can be designed to specific shapes and requirements
  • Can be fitted with insect screen or security and safety screens for extra peace of mind
  • Cladding system compatible

Whether you are choosing sliding doors for your home or business, you will not be disappointed with what is available at Southern Cross Glass Windows & Doors. You’ll be pleased with our high-quality standards. All our products and services are among the best the industry has to offer and the team of professionals who will supply and fit your sliding doors have expertise that is second to none.

We have built a reputation on the Gold Coast for excellence as standard which is reflected in our many repeat resident and business customers over the years.

Get Expert Advice

We can certainly help you pick the right stylish and secure sliding doors for your home or place of work. Along with choosing from a stunning selection of sliding doors, you’ll get the benefits of talking to our experienced and professional consultants.

For sliding doors Gold Coast homeowners and businesses love, get in touch with us at Southern Cross Glass Windows & Doors. Call now on: 07 5534 3300 or send us a message using our easy contact form.

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How to Update Your Home with Modern Windows

Although they often go unnoticed, windows and doors are vital parts of all buildings.

Whether the family home or the office block, they are quite complicated interfaces between the inside and outside worlds.

Just because they have been in place for decades doesn’t mean they should be taken for granted.

Whether you are staying put or thinking of selling, you should take a good look at window and door replacement.

With the right help, these can both have huge benefits.

Old To New

It is quite often very easy to replace old with new. Window frames are fitted into standard sizes and shapes.

If you’ve had a leaking hinge for years but didn’t want to alter the look of your property, fear not.

Especially here on the Gold Coast, wooden window and door frames suffer over time.

There are materials and designs available today which give you the option of making changes without it being obvious.

If you want to keep the look of your home or business, you can. But you can also make it cheaper to run and nicer to live and or work in.

On the other hand, you might decide to go with a brand new look. You might want to open up a whole wall area to let more light in.

Or you might have an idea that your property would be worth more if it had bigger windows.

These kinds of decisions are made every day.

There is no shame in wanting to move forwards, but it doesn’t have to mean ruining a good looking property.

Fitting Options

As experienced window and door replacement specialists on the Gold Coast, we know just how good your options are.

Depending on your budget, you can have a huge effect on your home with minimal disruption and expense.

Retrofitting is a very popular way of updating homes with modern windows.

It is not always possible, but is the easiest and most cost effective way of fitting new windows and doors.

With this method of replacement, your new windows are fitted into their existing casings.

Brick to brick replacement means taking your entire window casing out and replacing it.

This is more time consuming than retrofitting and causes more disruption during the job. It is also more expensive.

While retrofitting is cheaper in the short term, in the long term you may lose money through higher energy bills.

Ageing casings are inefficient and let warmth out. Brick to brick replacement is the most energy and cost efficient option in the long term.

Find Out More

If you’re thinking about window and door replacement, get in touch.

There are probably many options out there.

Why not start by visiting our website to contact us or give us a call on 07 5534 3300.

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Do You Need To Replace Your Windows Or Doors?

Window and door replacements should not be overlooked to revamp the look of your property.

As property owners, you can spend a lot of time and money redecorating and buying new furnishings in an effort to update the look of your home.

Then, there’s the money you spend on heating and air conditioning units to ensure your property is comfortable all year round.

Outdated, poorly fitted or damaged windows and doors could sabotage any cost savings you may make from energy efficient units, with drafts that bring in the cold in winter and gaps to let in the heat in summer.

Not only that, if you have a stylish interior the look could be negated by old and worn windows and doors fitted in the facade.

Damaged or warped frames and fittings

If you find you have issues either opening or closing your windows and doors it be the results of warped frames.

Over time, especially with newer homes, properties are susceptible to movement, this isn’t a major concern as it’s part of the building process.

However, movement combined with the hot Australian weather can soften and eventually warp the window and door frames.

Wood Framed Windows and Doors

Due to changeable seasons and harsh weather conditions, timber-framed windows and doors require annual maintenance and treatment, without it they can quickly become rotten and in some cases quite dangerous.

If you have wood-framed units, consider window and door replacements made from PVC or aluminium for greater flexibility and efficiency.

Poorly sealed or broken windows

You spend time and money heating and cooling your property, but for greatest efficiency your property should be sealed to avoid heating and cooling loss.

If a window or door has suffered a seal break or deterioration, or if a window unit is broken, your heating or air conditioning unit will have to work harder.

This can result in increased utility bills of about 25% each quarter.

Historic buildings and aesthetic makeovers.

Making an investment in new windows and doors could pay off if you are considering selling your property.

An aesthetic makeover along with the cost-saving green efficiency of new units have been proven as key selling points for new homebuyers.

If you have an historic building and require new windows and doors, you can look at modern units in classic and traditional designs.

Modern manufacturing techniques can provide you with windows and doors that are sympathetic to the style of your building yet come with the full benefits that modern units provide.

Speak To Us Today

For all of your window and door replacements, Southern Cross Windows in Currumbin Waters will provide you with a solution that is right for you and your home.

Call our office today on 07 5534 3300 and speak to a knowledgeable member of our team, we offer no obligation, free quotations and come with a wealth of advice and experience.

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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 https://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.

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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.

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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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