Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2015.

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As 2014 draws to an end, on behalf of the team at Artilux, I would like to wish our customers and suppliers all the very best for 2015.

It has been another big year of change in our business and the staff in admin, production and sales/installation have taken to their roles with care and professionalism. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone in the team and wish them, their family and loved ones, a safe, happy and fun Christmas . I look forward to working with you all in 2015.

Window furnishings.

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Window furnishings, where do we start?  Selecting the right windows coverings for your home is one of the most important decisions you will make when renovating. If you choose correctly this one item will do more than just look good. The right window furnishing can be hard at work providing privacy, light control, insulation and possibly security.

Screening against allergies and disease.

Good company is this – not insects!

Good company is this – not insects!

Imagine yourself sitting comfortably in your living room reading a book. You have your bifold doors totally open and an Artilux retractable fly screen doors fully extended. Gentle breeze is coming in and cooling down your place, refreshing the air. Honestly, all you need is a butler to bring you a nice cold sangria (we don’t include butlers with our fly screens unfortunately…).

7 tips for selecting new doors for your home.

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Renovating your home is one of those really exciting processes. As it develops and when it goes to plan, it feels like you are actually watching your dream house come true. There will always be a bit of pain, sweat and tears but at the end is all part of game.

7 tips for a perfect BBQ

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Lets light up the barbie!

Outdoor living is about enjoyment, and there is probably nothing more fun than having friends and family over for a good old  barbecue.

A few tips for the perfect BBQ, it doesn’t matter how experienced or new you are to the grill and tongs scene, it always comes handy to have some basics clear.

To DIY or NOT. Is it worth installing your own insect screens?

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Let’s face it, when it comes to DIY projects, how many times have we had the following thoughts:

  • How hard can it be?
  • That’s a bit pricey, I think I could give it a shot.
  • I’ve done some DIY work in the past it’s not so hard.

Well let’s give it a bit more thought before committing to a purchase that could be the beginning of the end of domestic bliss…

7 Problems with screening bifold doors.

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There are so many types of door styles available to choose from.  By far the most popular in Australia is the bi-fold door.  Available in Timber, Aluminium and PVC, these doors are specifically designed to totally open up a home blending indoor and outdoor living seamlessly. But opening up your home also opens it up to uninvited guests such a mozzies and flies. So what good are these beautiful doors if you can’t enjoy them?

How Much Do Fly Screens Cost?

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Australia’s nice warm weather may mean more enjoyable outdoor dining and great sports on television, but it also means unwelcome house guests in the form of flies. Australia is home to around 30,000 species of fly, with the bush fly, house fly, blow fly and the mosquito the most common.

7 Benefits Of Installing Screens In Your Home.

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There are several reasons why homeowners choose to screen their homes. In general, screens are installed as a way to make the home more comfortable.

As a rule of thumb, there are two types of screens: Security screens which have a double purpose: safety and insect barrier and Fly screens, which have the only purpose of keeping insects out of your home.

French Doors – 7 Reasons Why They Rule.

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Have you ever wondered why French doors never go out of fashion?  Whether you walk into a heritage style or modern house, French doors always create elegant transition from indoor to outdoor living. They simply look beautiful, but is there more to their beauty?

1. French Doors have timeless “Chic”.

French doors have a way of looking “at home” in almost any style of house. Their simplicity lends them to be dressed and personalised to suit traditional and modern homes alike.