We opted for simple but effective standard aluminium joinery, and a range of different glazing IGUs depending on the room. Low-e for the living area, and laminated, sound reduction IGUs for the bedrooms.
We went with Rockford Aluminium, a local manufacturer of Fairview windows and doors.
The pricing on this type of joinery was within a tight range, with no outliers.
Rockford’s showroom allowed us to have a good look and feel of the joinery they made. We liked it’s aesthetic. It felt robust, and the square edges, clean lines and strong appearance would really suit the look we were going for. By opting for a striking black finish, the joinery would be a strong feature of the finished renovation, rather than something meant to fade into the background.
All up, we were looking at around $20,000 for the full house lot including two large triple stackers, 10 windows and a front door. This made up around a quarter of our renovation budget, but we felt that with the quality of living environment we’d achieve, it was well worth it.