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All seasons double glazing

We (Nick and Tony) have between us some 39 years of business management experience, including 5 years manufacturing pine furniture, and another 12 years in the Home Improvements Industry (Operating Ultraglaze Bath and Tile Resurfacing in both QLD and NSW) with direct quoting to potential clients

We are old enough to know what ‘good old fashioned service’ is/was, what a fair price is, and how to turn up for an appointment on time.

We both have big families, which equalled big power bills. Our ‘bills’ are what really motivated us in our educational journey of reducing our utilities expenses.

The family home’s energy consumption is one of the biggest factors that determines a family’s carbon footprint. It’s a constant balancing act of trying to reduce the consumption of energy versus having a comfortable home to live in for you and your family, especially in winter when the kiddos say ‘it’s cold’.

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This tight-rope act of reducing energy consumption has two main components

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    Using the most energy efficient heating and cooling devices and household appliances, coupled with reasonable shower times

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    Using the most energy efficient heating and cooling devices and household appliances, coupled with reasonable shower times

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All seasons double glazing

After some research we became acutely aware that one of the biggest contributors to high heating bills was poorly insulated windows, particularly the 3mm, single glaze, sliding-aluminium type windows, which are very common throughout Australia.

No matter how energy-efficient the heating system is, the heat would soon be lost through the common and poorly insulated 3mm windows resulting in the heating system needing to run a lot longer in order to maintain the inside temperature. It’s like continuously trying to fill a bucket that’s riddled with holes; you waste a lot of water.

Unfortunately, there are literally millions of these types of windows installed in houses across Australia. Upon looking for a solution we concluded that there are only a few options to stem the heating loss

  • Installing very thick, heavy curtains blocking out natural light, which darkens rooms so more lighting is used increasing energy bills
  • Completely removing the 3mm windows and replacing them with Insulated Glass Units (IGUs) costing approximately $700 to $1500 per square metre, fully installed)
  • Insulating the existing 3mm windows with high rating, energy-efficient retrofit double-glazing (costing approximately $300 to $500 per square metre, fully installed)

We researched to find the most energy-efficient and most budget-conscious way to go about producing secondary glazing, we looked at many other designs along the way, but ultimately we decided we could design our own system, have it tested independently by WERS to ensure its energy-efficiency, but most importantly, to come up with a design that enhances the appearance of your existing windows while keeping the product below $300 a square metre, fully installed.

Our two main goals were always focused on manufacturing the most energy-efficient system, while keeping it as affordable as possible, offering a realistic solution to the 3mm window dilemma in a time of ever increasing energy bills in a world struggling to reduce its green-house gas emissions.

Thus began our Research and Development era.

So for over a year, having met and consulted with fenestration and building industry experts, having designed 7 different proto-types, experimenting with different seals and sealants, having independent testing for energy-efficiency by WERS, and still managing to keep the price under $300 a square metre, we had confidently realised all of our energy-efficiency, manufacturing, and affordability goals.

We began installing our retrofit double-glaze window systems in April 2016 and the response has been great. So good in fact that we have decided to take it from a cottage industry to the next level, marketing it throughout the whole Canberra region.

We sincerely hope that after some informative research you too will arrive at the conclusion that All Seasons double-glazing system is the best choice when comparing its energy-efficiency, attractive timber frames, and absolutely fabulous value for money at only $295 per square metre, fully installed.