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Smart windows and doors helping the elderly

As New Zealand's population continues to age, there is an increasing demand for age appropriate housing. How can windows and doors benefit the elderly?

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6 doors from film and TV to inspire your next build

In film and TV, doors are symbolic gateways to the afterlife and portals to parallel universes. Here are six that we think could inspire your next build.  

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How to balance client expectations and compliance

It can be difficult to balance clients' expectations and compliance with the Building Code and industry standards, but here are some ways you can do so.

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System consistency: mixing and matching windows and doors

Designers often opt for the same system of window and door joinery on a home to ensure aesthetic consistency, however budgets may dictate these to be at the lower end of what is on offer. Fortunately Altus Window Systems has the solution.

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Products featured on 'The Block NZ' over the past 9 years

The Block NZ for 2021 promises to be another season of highs and lows, but until then we'll reminisce on seasons one to eight.

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What should you look for in a specialty window supplier?

Specialty windows add so much enjoyment to your home, but not all suppliers operate the same. Here's what you should look for.

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The importance of building for the future

What does it mean to build for the future? We explore the question here and explain why responsible building practices are so important?

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How to ensure your building materials are safe

Poor quality building materials contributed to the tragic loss of life in Melbourne, Dubai, and most recently in London. What can builders learn from this?

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House of the year winners

Registered Master Builders - House of the Year is a prestigious competition that celebrates building excellence in New Zealand. It awards the best homes and builders and the craftsmanship behind them.

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Building a bungalow-style family home in Westmere

Altus Window Systems and Rylock worked on the rebuild of a family home in Westmere, featuring Smartfit® windows, Eurostackers and the Atlantic High Performance Suite.

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How to choose the most energy efficient windows

How can builders and specifiers select energy efficient windows and doors for residential builds? Here are some things to look for when choosing a supplier.  

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How to safeguard windows and doors against moisture

How do you ensure the windows and doors in your next build will effectively combat external and internal moisture? Here are some things to look out for.