There are things to consider before choosing windows and doors for your home.
There’s no doubt that when building a home, windows and doors should be carefully considered. Not only do they serve their obvious functional purposes and contribute to the aesthetic of your home, but modern technology means they can deliver a host of other benefits. A company leading that advancement, Rylock Windows & Doors, designs, specifies and manufactures quality, custom-made windows and doors from locally sourced materials with a solutions-based approach. Its products are designed to meet thermal comfort, BAL (bushfire attack level), acoustic, privacy and security requirements.
Decades have passed since industry-leader Rylock headed the introduction of double glazing for residential homes. As architectural trends saw the sizes of products increase, the performance of glazing has become even more important in shielding the interior of the home from radiant heat to deliver ultimate comfort. In March 2020, Rylock chose to roll out Toughened Double Glazing with Argon Fill as a new standard specification. In cooler climates, low-e glass absorbs radiant heat and redirects it back outside, while retaining the heat within the home in the cooler months. The insulating properties naturally regulate the home’s temperature to keep the living environment more comfortable year-round.
Rylock’s custom designs look at home in traditional, contemporary or cutting-edge projects and its flexible configurations create stunning architectural features. Rylock products are powder-coated in 30 standard colours and textures, including traditional tones, contemporary metallics, Colorbond® favourites and textural finishes.
Rylock’s custom windows and doors are designed for a homeowner’s particular site and solar orientation. This ensures the right product is manufactured to deliver maximum natural air flow, along with the specification of high-performance glass for increased thermal comfort. The company’s Commercial Series Sliding, Stacker and Hinged Doors feature a flat sill for zero threshold installation, which results in a seamless transition to the outdoor environment for entertaining. Rylock also offers a range of tested security and safety solutions to help protect the home and deliver peace of mind.
Light and ventilation are extremely important aspects of any home, yet a greater amount of glass in a residence can result in acoustic interference where there is a higher density of living, such as a dual occupancy or apartment living. To mitigate this, Rylock products feature multiple seals on all opening elements to help minimise heat loss and intrusive suburban noise within the living environment.
Designers and builders choose Rylock because it offers comprehensive technical support to ensure products are correctly installed into the wall cavity for correct operation. Rylock also offers considerable site service and glazing capabilities. With glass sizes constantly increasing, Rylock’s site glazing capability was recently enhanced with the purchase of a mobile crane for use throughout Victoria.
Helping builders get to lock-up as soon as possible is the company’s main objective. One such project was The Snug by Green Sheep Collective that specified Rylock’s AA Series aluminium windows. This amazing home won Best Residential Alteration & Addition and Best Small Home at the 2020 Design Matters National Building Design Awards.
The Snug by Green Sheep Collective. Built by Natural Build Vic. Photography by Emma Cross. greensheepcollective.com.au
You can visit one of Rylock’s interactive showrooms across Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart. rylock.com.au