Feb 12, 2007 12:04 pm
In the process of building a new house and I am curious as to security screens.
Do people even put these on new homes anymore? Is there something else thats a bit more modern (and not too expensive.)
Do fly screens come with the home?
What do you think about security screen doors on the alfresco? I wouldn't think this is the done thing, so do most people just leave it as is?
Re: Security Screens on Windows2
Feb 12, 2007 12:26 pm
I know with our builder we are being charged almost $600 extra to have flyscreens on the opening windows. I assume these are the standard ones (aluminium or whatever), but I have seen some fantastic magnetic ones that easily come off or go back on again - just with a magnetic strip on the inside of the window frame. Not sure of the price though...
As for security doors/bars, I'm not mad about them... We are having a better front door put on, so a security door at the front is going to undo the look of the better door (with feature glass panel). If you have the bi-fold doors on the rear/alfresco then you can't put flyscreen/security screens on. You can get decorative ones if you have a simple sliding door if you want a complimentary look, but they probably cost a small fortune.
I'm a bit of the opinion that you have insurance for a reason... I don't want my home looking like a prison.
Second Time 'Round
Re: Security Screens on Windows3
Feb 12, 2007 12:48 pm
Thanks so much for your reply, Ray!
I am not too fussed with the security screen look either, but it does make me feel safer. I would love to have Crim Safe, but I think that is very expensive.
Adenbrook (ourbuilder) will charge around $1000 for flyscreens and that seems to be much more expensive than yours.
Perhaps this is something I should do after it is built, might be cheaper?
Re: Security Screens on Windows4
Feb 12, 2007 12:56 pm
I should have added that our home is only 25 sq, so a bigger house would usually have a comparatively more windows, and more screens.
You might want to check out the choice site for security screens.
http://www.choice.com.au/viewArticle.as ... reen+doors
(If it's a paid article just let me know cos I have the subscription)
Second Time 'Round
Re: Security Screens on Windows5
Feb 12, 2007 1:04 pm
Thanks, Ray! Thats a great article.
I have asked Adenbrook to give me a quote on security screens on the windows. I will see what they come back with.
What do you think about getting Crim Safe on the front of the house (facing the street) and the rest of the house in normal security screens?
I don't think we can afford the whole house done in crim safe so juast putting it out the front will be unobtrusive as possible.
Thanks for your help!
Re: Security Screens on Windows6
Feb 12, 2007 1:09 pm
I think there's a similar one called SupaScreen. Quite possibly the same concept.
I think it would be fine to do the front in the better looking stuff (unobtrusive) and have normal on the rest of the house... but then I'm definitely not an expert! Maybe someone else could give their opinion that knows more than me!
Second Time 'Round
Re: Security Screens on Windows7
Feb 12, 2007 6:53 pm
If you want security without obstruction or inconvenient clutter you should look beyond the traditional joinery. There are several companies in Australia producing top quality European designed joinery with multipoint locks (concealed!!) and one hand operated tilt and turn window hardware.
This joinery is outstanding in performance and comes in wood, PVCu, Aluminium or composite.
And of course you will need laminated glass and the beads have to be inside!!!!
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