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Before and After: Timber Joinery Renovations

They say “the proof is in the pudding.” You can rave to your friends how great your special pudding recipe tastes, but until they taste it, they won’t quite believe you. You can look at a beautiful timber entrance door in the Allkind Joinery catalogue, but until you’ve seen what it looks like whe…
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Renovating Your Living Room with Timber Windows & Doors

You’ve been through the usual list of living room renovation ideas. A fresh coat of paint helped, but it wasn’t enough to transform your living room into a room you really wanted to live and entertain in. You looked at furniture, but decided the cost of new furniture was too high in…
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The Hazards of Lead-Based Paint on Timber Windows

Until 1970, lead-based paints were used extensively on Australian homes. Until that time, the health hazards of lead were little understood and most paints contained extremely high levels of the toxic metal — as high as 50% of their entire contents in paints produced prior to 1950….
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Renovating with Timber Bay Windows

Real estate agents can tell you that timber bay windows rank highly on the list of “must have” home inclusions. Allkind Joinery Brisbane can attest to this as well, since their timber bay windows are in constant demand. What’s the attraction of timber bay windows?
Timber bay windows got…
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Renovators Range of Joinery Products Just Gets Better and Better

The Allkind Joinery Brisbane Renovators Range of joinery products just seems to be getting better and better. It all started with their range of timber doors. That proved to be so popular, Allkind Joinery decided to add timber windows to their list of offerings. Now you can find all the timber…
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Safety Tips for Home Renovators

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Allkind Joinery & Glass Brisbane has been in business since 1970 and its roots go even further back. As home renovation specialists, the experts at Allkind are well aware of the unsafe building materials that were used in the past and the precautions homeowners need to take when renovating older homes. If you are a DIY home renovator, these are some things you need to know.

Asbestos and Renovating

Many Australians are snapping up older homes and renovating them. Most of us are now aware of the dangers of asbestos, but not everyone is aware of the numbers of ways asbestos was used in Australia or when it presents a problem.

Home Renovation TipsIt is well know that old “fibro” houses were clad in asbestos sheets. Many home buyers don’t realise, though, that asbestos was commonly used in building materials up until the mid 1980s and was only totally banned at the end of 2003. According to the The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing , the risk of having asbestos in your home increases exponentially the earlier it was built.

Many home renovators come to Allkind Joinery to buy timber windows and doors for older homes. If the walls around the windows and doors are going to be cut into, that’s when asbestos poses the greatest risk, because that is when asbestos fibres will be released into the air. If you are renovating an older home, download and read Asbestos: A guide for householders and the general public, a free PDF offered by the The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. By all means, go ahead with your renovations, but let a qualified tradesperson do your installation for you if you suspect asbestos is present in your internal or external walls.

Lead Paint and its Risks

Prior to 1950, interior and exterior paints contained as much as 50 percent lead. “White lead” was the reason for this, because it was used as the white pigment in both white and tinted paints. After 1950, lead levels were reduced to one percent, but by 1970, even that was considered too high. Today, only trace amounts of lead can be found in some paints and many others are completely lead-free.

Lead poses the greatest danger when you are stripping old paint off of timber windows, walls and other surfaces that may still have their original paint on them. A PDF published by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Lead Alert, goes into detail about lead and includes detailed instructions for its safe removal.

Timber Window Glass

Older homes often have timber windows. The older the home is, the less likely the windows will have safety glass. The old 3mm glass that was used in making timber windows can be extremely dangerous. Consider replacing the glass in the windows. If there are signs of rot or your timber casement windows are hard to open and close, consider having Allkind Joinery Brisbane replace your timber windows.

Click Here To View Our Timber Windows GalleryHelping homeowners renovate older homes is one of Allkind Joinery’s specialities. Nothing improves the appearance and value of a home like quality timber windows and doors. To help make them more affordable, Allkind has introduced their Renovator’s Range of timber doors. Their standard sizes of timber windows, too, are far more than standard quality, but are still competitively priced. Check out their photo gallery for inspiration or better yet, visit the Allkind Joinery Brisbane showroom and speak to one of their customer service representatives in person.

Please feel free to call us on 1800 757 949 with any timber joinery questions you may have and one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to help.

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