Samantha Anderson is Business Development Manager at Viridian Home Comfort and an expert in the residential glazing industry– here she talks about glass selection in the home building process and how important it is to get the timing and choice right.
One of the biggest differences between a house and a home is the way in which it makes you feel. Glass selection has a long term impact on the comfort and quality of life in a home so we advise consumers to do as much research as they can on the different glass types now available.
Windows and glass are transformative, they fill your home with natural light connecting it to the outside world while still protecting against unwanted elements such as noise and UV exposure.
Glass is the connecting bridge between the inside spaces that provide us with shelter and protection and the outside areas that expose us to sun, light and fresh air. We need all of these things to live and thrive and glass is the central element that marries them all together for us.
A beautiful indoor-outdoor flow also makes your home a more inviting place to live and entertain in. For example, your Sunday lunches can be so much more enjoyable if guests can look out and appreciate your sun drenched garden and the kid’s birthday parties can be easier to manage as you supervise the flow of fairy bread in the kitchen while keeping an eye on the kids in the backyard.
There are so many design and performance benefits that glass offers, it’s just a case of visualising what you want your home to do and finding the glass type that brings that to life. At the end of the day, it’s your home so you’ve got to be happy with the design choices.
We spend so much of our life at home, it’s where we live and grow. So it’s these decisions that you make at the planning stage that will determine what kind of a home you raise your family in.
For more on Viridian’s range of glass products for your home visit at www.viridian.com.au