15 Facts You Didn’t Know About Aluminium

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At Betaview, we believe Aluminium is the absolute best material to use for your windows and doors. We know it has amazing properties, is strong, won’t rust, and won’t warp or discolour, but we thought we’d share with you some of the reasons why aluminium truly is impressive, not just in what we do, but for the whole world! #1 - Aluminium is not found in pure form in nature. Inside the … [Read more...]

Playing dress up with your windows

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If you’re planning on making some style updates to your home this year, one project that will really allow you to exercise your artistic flair is dressing up your windows. Not only is it an exceptionally fun part of decorating your home – after all, there are so many styles, fabrics and colours to choose from – it’s also necessary when it comes to light and temperature control, and privacy. … [Read more...]

Home Renovation 101: What you can attempt yourself, and what to definitely leave to the pros

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It’s the start of a new year and the perfect time to spruce up your home by tackling those DIY jobs you’ve been putting off for months. It might be a splash of new paint in the living room or fixing the dodgy plumbing in the spare bathroom– however big or small the change, remember what it could potentially do for the price tag on your home! One thing to keep in mind is that not all DIY … [Read more...]

Aluminium windows for weatherboard houses

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Many people think that just because you have an older style house, such as one made of weatherboard, that you can’t update it with modern trimmings like industrial furniture, new architectural features like pergolas and decks, or even modern aluminium windows and doors. But just because you have a house that’s been built in a more traditional or classic style, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the … [Read more...]

Can aluminium doors be fire-rated?

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When it comes to windows and doors, while it is important that they look good, one of the most important things to think about is how safe they’re going to help keep your property. A good window or door should keep your home safe from burglars and intruders by offering superior strength and durability. They should also help protect against injury in the case of accidental breakage by ensuring that … [Read more...]

The best types of Aluminium Doors for kitchens

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One of the main reasons people choose to makeover their home with new windows and doors is to enable them to get more enjoyment and convenience out of the space they already have, and also to make their home more pleasant when entertaining guests. With the lovely warm weather we usually have here in Australia, one of the best places to entertain and enjoy time with family and friends is … [Read more...]

Aluminium windows with burglar bars – which styles are best?

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If you have valuable items at your home or business premises, are frequently away from your property for long periods of time, or want to ensure that you and your family will be completely safe while you’re inside your home, burglar bars can be a great way to add an extra layer of security to your home. But burglar bars don’t always go so well with all different types and styles of aluminium … [Read more...]

How much do aluminium windows and doors cost?

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One of the questions we are often asked is whether we’re able to provide an instant price via email or over the phone. Most of us like to get a good idea of what sort of budget is appropriate but more importantly, we also need an idea of the difference in value – especially if we’re looking at making a long term investment on something as important as our home or investment property. The short … [Read more...]

Aluminium doors for bedrooms

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If you’re lucky enough to have a bedroom that opens up to a lovely outdoor area or balcony, you may be wondering how to best maximise the space and provide a wide thoroughfare from the inside to the outside with a new set of doors. Maybe your old, weathered doors are in need of replacing, or perhaps you’d like to make the door opening wider to let more light in, and brighten up your … [Read more...]

Are aluminium windows load bearing?

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When installing new aluminium doors and windows, there are a few important things to consider, especially if you need to remove older windows before installing your new ones. One of these considerations is whether or not your existing windows are load bearing or not, as this has the potential to significantly affect the whole installation process - not to mention the price as well. So if you’re … [Read more...]