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The perfect windows and doors can lift a space from ordinary, to extraordinary.

But choosing the right ones can be a challenge, especially if you’re new to the process.

That’s why Clark Windows have put together this windows and doors selection guide. It’s a simple reference guide to help you understand your own requirements, ask the right questions and find the best doors and windows for your project.

DESIGN

ARCHITECTURAL STYLE OF THE HOUSE

All homes have an architectural style that makes them unique. Whether contemporary or traditional, it’s important that you choose windows and doors to match your home’s architectural style. It’s also important to remember that windows and doors not only affect the exterior of your home, but also the feel and charm of the interior.

Profile – Do you want the slimline look of standard windows and doors? Or the chunkier profile of architectural products? Standard products typically have a 50mm frame compared to the 100mm frame of architectural products.

Sizes & Configurations – The proportions of windows and doors are an important design element. By using different configurations, you can turn a simple room into one that captures artistic imagination. Installing large windows in small rooms can make them look bigger. Wide, expansive doors can open up a room and create a seamless transition from the inside to the outside.

Frame, Glass & Hardware Colour – Do you want the window and door frames to be a feature? Or do you prefer that they blend in with the surrounding wall space both interior and exterior? What about the colour of the glass and hardware? Should they be in harmony with the frame or provide contrast?

Orientation & Placement – The right orientation and placement of windows and doors can significantly improve the comfort of your home; from natural light and views to ventilation and temperature. You can also make a design statement by placing windows and doors in areas where you would normally have a wall.

Function

Light – Natural light from doors and windows can have a big impact on your home’s liveability. Consider adding doors and windows strategically to let natural light flow in throughout the day.

Ventilation – It’s hard to get comfortable when you’re too hot or too cold. Choosing the right placement, size, configuration and opening type of windows and doors can significantly affect the airflow through your home, which in turn keeps temperatures comfortable.

View – Being able to see out through windows and doors is important, especially if you have picturesque views. High-performance windows and doors allow larger glazing areas to maximise views and natural light throughout your home.

Privacy – If privacy is a concern, then look for glazing options like tinted and obscure glass, which lets light in but maintains your privacy. Consider placing small windows high in the wall as an effective way to obtain privacy and ventilation, especially in bedrooms.

Performance

Energy Efficiency – Windows and doors can account for half of your home’s heat gain during summer and heat loss during winter. Energy-efficient windows and doors can help maintain comfortable temperatures in your home all year round.

Safety – Window related accidents and security risks can be a major source of concern, especially for small children. Choose added safety features like locking systems, security screen options and safety glass.

Acoustic – To reduce neighbourhood, traffic and building noise from entering your home, consider windows and doors that are specifically designed for improved acoustic performance.

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