Sunday, December 30, 2012
Since the Industrial Revolution, a number of natural and man made materials have been used as replacements for timber joinery products. Whilst some of them do have some advantages over timber, nothing yet has been able to replace timber. There’s just something about natural timber that makes...
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Written by Rob Schneider
Thursday, December 20, 2012
From front door designs to patio timber bifold doors and all the timber detailing in between, timber and interior design go hand-in-hand. While a fresh coat of paint is the cheapest way to improve the appearance of an interior, timber doors and windows are arguably the most cost-effective way to...
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Written by Rob Schneider
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Architecture and Design magazine reports that the World's tallest timber building 'tops out' in Melbourne. According to the article, the 32 metre, 10 storeys tall Forté residential building at the edge of Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour has been constructed entirely out of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), a timber building product that has the structural strength of concrete and steel. All the timber used in the project came from managed forests. According to estimates, using this material reduces carbon emissions by 1,400 tons as compared to using concrete and steel. This is a point Allkind Joinery has been making for years: timber windows and doors are better for the environment than aluminium, which harms the environment during the smelting process. read more
Thursday, November 8, 2012
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Monday, October 1, 2012
Solid Timber Door Frames
- Dowels can be inserted into the rails and stiles to form a joint. This is only recommended for smaller cabinet doors and even then is not the best method to use.
- Blind (or stopped) mortise and tenon joints are made by machining rectangular (or rounded rectangular) cavities partially through the stiles and then machining a tenon (or “tongue”) to fit into the cavity. This type of joint is sufficient for smaller solid timber doors.
- The ultimate joint for solid timber entry doors and other large doors is the through mortise & tenon joint. In this case, the mortise extends all the way “through” the stile and the tenon fills the entire gap, giving the largest possible surface area for the strongest possible joint. read original article here
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Those who call Brisbane home don’t need to be convinced that it’s a great place to live, but even they might be surprised to learn that Brisbane has been singled out as the world’s fastest growing mature city. The news comes as no surprise to Allkind Joinery Brisbane, though. Since 1970, Allkind has been offering prestige joinery products in Brisbane. Having weathered the boom times and the tough times in Brisbane’s history, the company is now seeing a surge in sales of its Renovator’s Range of quality solid timber doors.
Why Brisbane is Booming
Ideal climate and beautiful location on the Brisbane River aside, much of Brisbane’s growth can be attributed to offshore investors, who see a bright future for Brisbane as a hub for international trade. According to a study by Jones Land LaSalle reported in Brisbane Marketing, the forecast for Brisbane is for an annual growth rate of 5%. Only Singapore, Austin (Texas) and Hong Kong come close to that projected rate of growth.
While the bulk of the offshore investment in Brisbane is focused on commercial real estate, the prognosis is also good for Brisbane residential property buyers and investors – if they know how to take advantage of it. In the past, the trend was to build and buy in the Brisbane suburbs. Since 2001, though, the trend has reversed. Today, the fastest growing suburbs in Brisbane are inner city suburbs. The populations of Newstead and Fortitude Valley exploded during the first decade of the 21st century and the trend continues, with 3 out of 5 of the fastest growing suburbs in Brisbane being older inner city suburbs.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
For a cost-effective way to renovate that will make a dramatic difference to your homeâs appearance and the enjoyment you get from it, you want to know about timber bi-folding doors.Â Itâs no exaggeration to say that not only can timber bi-folding doors transform your homeâs appearance;...
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Friday, August 17, 2012
Allkind Joinery Brisbane is proud to introduce our new Renovators Range of solid timber doors. Long known as the cabinet maker Brisbane calls on for the finest in custom timber windows and doors, the Renovatorâs Range brings our most popular designs within the price range of the average home...
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
When it comes to total style and also functions, timber windows are offered in a wide collection of models, which range from timber bifold windows, sliding windows, casement windows to French windows and numerous other styles. What makes timber a suited product for windows is the truth that it may be cut in different manners as well as constructed without much trouble. Windows that are made of timber may be brightened so as to make them look as good as brand-new.
Should you desire the replacement of your current timber windows, it will certainly not be an issue at all. Because of this, the need for this material is constantly growing, so there is the variety of business that manufacture timber doors as well as windows.
The great benefits of this type of windows are their architectural properties. Timber is designed to survive a higher degree of wear than PVC. Timber has higher insulation properties than aluminium which makes timber a perfect option. In addition, windows made of timber could be repaired much simpler than their PVC or aluminium equivalents. PVC windows have the tendency to draw in even more dirt and dust than the timber ones. You can see that the second option is a brilliant lasting financial investment.
Timber windows display extraordinary visual high qualities, which remain unequaled by windows constructed of PVC or aluminium. Timber can be paintes or varnished and the timber grain properties will definitely still stay intact. Not only that but your mind will definitely be put at ease since your windows induce little harm to the environment as a renewable resource.
Right now that you know the major benefits of timber windows, you can easily make an educated decision, as far as your house restoration plans are concerned; start looking for some really good producers, contrast their packages and acquire ready to appreciate your new windows for lots of years to come.
Timber windows possess splendid aesthetic high qualities, which stay second to none by windows made out of aluminium or PVC. Windows made of timber are a terrific choice for those that would like to shield the atmosphere as well, as timber is eco-friendly.
Last but not the very least, windows made from timber are a motivated alternative for those who aim to restore an old inheritance building. They will manage to protect the style and also the feel of the building due to their conventional appearance
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
French Doors, Then and Now
French doors have their origins in the Renaissance period of 17th century France. Originally called French windows, their purpose was primarily to allow more light to enter the room by extending casement windows to the floor. The concept caught on quickly and they were...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Green Renovation Trends in Brisbane
Everybodyâs going green in Australia. Itâs partly because of serious issues such as greenhouse emissions and diminishing resources, but itâs a matter of aesthetics as well. Australians are going green by going back to nature, even in the middle of the...
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A Tradition of Excellence with Allkind Joinery
Australian Focus Construction, a leading Australian construction industry publication, recently ran a feature story about Allkind Joinery. A Tradition of Excellence, by Aleisha Parr, begins by noting the decline in construction quality as companies...
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Timber Hopper Windows and Awning Windows
Timber Hopper Windows are basically a single style window somewhat like a Casement Window and are both single side hinged for opening and do not slide. Timber Hopper Windows , are hinged on the bottom so they open inwards or outwards from the top. Timber...
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Friday, July 6, 2012
In the News: Renovate Before You Sell
A recent article by Karina Barrymore appeared in the Herald Sun and other New Limited publications. It starts out like this: âProperty prices might be falling or stalling in most areasâ. This opening phrase is being repeated everywhere in the news....
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Choosing Windows for Brisbane Winters
Allkind Joinery & Glass sells, amongst many other prestige joinery products, timber windows. A look through their timber windows gallery will tell you half the reason why. There is no more timelessly stylish way to improve your homeâs appearance than...
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