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Exploring the Regulations Around Double Glazing in New Zealand

Double glazing is widely recognized for its exceptional insulating properties, making it a popular choice for homeowners seeking to enhance the comfort and efficiency of their living spaces. In New Zealand, the interest in double glazing has grown significantly, prompting discussions about its regulatory status. Is double glazing a legal mandate, or merely a beneficial upgrade? This article delves into the regulations surrounding double glazing in New Zealand. We specialize in installing double glazing into existing aluminium windows and doors, aiming to reduce heat loss, lower heating bills, minimize road noise, and combat dampness in homes.

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March 19, 2024

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Retrofit vs New Windows - What’s the Smart Move?

When considering improvements to your home's insulation and energy efficiency, the decision often comes down to either retrofitting existing windows with double glazing or installing entirely new windows. At Ryan Double Glazing in Tauranga, we specialize in double glazing existing aluminium joinery, offering a cost-effective and efficient solution to enhance your home's comfort. This article will explore the benefits and considerations of both retrofit double glazing and new windows to help you make an informed decision.

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May 22, 2024
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Low-E Glass the Perfect Option for Winter Months Ahead

As winter approaches, maintaining the warmth and comfort of your home becomes a priority. At Ryan Double Glazing in Tauranga, we understand the importance of choosing the right glass for your windows to enhance the thermal performance of your home. One of the best options available is Low-E glass, which offers numerous benefits during the cooler months and beyond.

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April 21, 2024
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Exploring the Regulations Around Double Glazing in New Zealand

Double glazing is widely recognized for its exceptional insulating properties, making it a popular choice for homeowners seeking to enhance the comfort and efficiency of their living spaces. In New Zealand, the interest in double glazing has grown significantly, prompting discussions about its regulatory status. Is double glazing a legal mandate, or merely a beneficial upgrade? This article delves into the regulations surrounding double glazing in New Zealand. We specialize in installing double glazing into existing aluminium windows and doors, aiming to reduce heat loss, lower heating bills, minimize road noise, and combat dampness in homes.

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March 19, 2024
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Government Invests $500m in Retrofit Programme

Kāinga Ora is spearheading a transformative initiative to make homes across New Zealand warmer, drier, and healthier. The Retrofit Programme is a key strategy in upgrading older homes, aiming to significantly improve the living conditions of tenants. Following a successful pilot in the Hutt Valley, this programme is now expanding to additional areas, reflecting a substantial $500 million investment. This initiative is not only a significant upgrade to housing but also a boost to regional economies.

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February 14, 2024
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The Cold Reality of New Zealand Homes

New Zealand’s housing stock, much like its varied landscapes, presents a unique challenge. Notorious for being cold and damp, Kiwi homes starkly contrast with those in nations like Canada and the UK, where double glazing and internal heating are standard. With insufficient insulation and minimal to no double glazing, many homes across the country are not just uncomfortable but also unhealthy and costly to maintain.

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May 16, 2024
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How Double Glazing Existing Windows Improves Summer Comfort

In the heart of the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions, homeowners are increasingly seeking ways to enhance their homes' comfort and energy efficiency, especially during the warm summer months. Ryan Double Glazing, a locally renowned business in Tauranga, has been at the forefront of this trend, offering an innovative solution: double glazing existing windows and doors. This article explores how this technology can significantly improve summer comfort in your home.

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January 16, 2024
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How Double Glazing Reduces Heat Loss in the Home

In Tauranga where the climate varies from cool winters to warm, balmy summers, maintaining a comfortable home environment is a priority for many. At Ryan Double Glazing, we are dedicated to enhancing the energy efficiency and comfort of homes through the installation of double glazing in existing aluminum joinery. This article will explore how double glazing can significantly reduce heat loss in homes.

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December 14, 2023
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Quarter of New Zealand Homes Causing Sickness to Occupants

Ryan Double Glazing is championing the move to make New Zealand homes healthier. They advocate for double glazing existing aluminium windows, a proven solution for a warmer, drier household which consequently helps reduce the risk of illnesses. Taking the lead in sustainable living, Peter Neilson, the head of the Council for Sustainable Development, is actively working towards making his home more insulated and efficient.

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November 16, 2023
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Understanding the Ryan Double Glazing Process

Double glazing is an investment in your home's energy efficiency, security, and aesthetic appeal. If you're located in or around Tauranga and looking for a trusted partner in this endeavour, then the Ryan Double Glazing company, based in Mount Maunganui, is a name to consider. With a reputation for meticulous attention to detail and unparalleled customer service, the Ryan Double Glazing process is as seamless as it is effective. Let's delve into what makes their process unique and customer-centric.

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October 17, 2023
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Your Official Guide to Low Emissivity Glass

In today's evolving home improvement industry, efficient and sustainable technologies play a pivotal role in enhancing the comfort of homes while also contributing to a greener environment. Among the most revolutionary materials making a positive impact in modern-day homes is Low Emissivity (Low E) Glass. For homeowners keen on reducing heat loss, saving on energy bills, and enhancing the overall efficiency of their houses, this guide is dedicated to unveiling the marvel that is Low E Glass.

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September 16, 2023
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Unveiling the Underrated Benefits of Double Glazing

In Tauranga the demand for homes that can withstand variable weather conditions is paramount. Despite this, there remains a surprising lack of awareness and understanding about a simple yet transformative home upgrade - double glazing. At Ryan Double Glazing, we believe it's time to shine a light on this crucial topic and uncover the remarkable benefits that double glazing can offer homeowners.

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August 16, 2023
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Discover the Ryan Double Glazing Point of Difference

When it comes to home improvements and renovations, choosing a trusted partner is as important as selecting the right materials. This is where Ryan Double Glazing shines. With our years of experience, unparalleled expertise, and dedication to customer satisfaction, we have established ourselves as a reliable partner for all your double-glazing needs in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty.

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July 19, 2023
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Unveiling the Window and Door Trends for 2023

In the pursuit of innovation, smart windows are making their mark in 2023. With self-tinting technology that adapts to sunlight and weather conditions, these windows are a pinnacle of comfort and energy efficiency. This emerging trend is quickly gaining traction among homeowners in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty, with Ryan Double Glazing at the forefront of its implementation.

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June 20, 2023
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Can Double Glazing Assist Asthma Sufferers

Asthma, a condition that affects millions worldwide, is often aggravated by environmental factors, leading to uncomfortable and potentially dangerous symptoms. One of the innovative solutions that homeowners are considering is double glazing. In this article, we will explore the question: Can double glazing help asthma sufferers?

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June 20, 2023
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Reduce Condensation in Your Home with Double Glazed Windows

Ever wondered why water droplets form on your window panes, especially during the chilly season? That, my friend, is condensation. It's a natural phenomenon that occurs when warm, humid air comes into contact with a cooler surface, like your window glass.

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May 21, 2023
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How Double Glazing Reduces External Noise

Living in Tauranga or any urban area can expose your home to a variety of external noises, such as traffic, construction, or even neighbours. One solution to significantly reduce the impact of these noises is double glazing. Let's explore how double glazing works, its benefits, and considerations when choosing this noise reduction option.

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May 21, 2023
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How Double Glazed Windows Improves the Look of Your Home

Energy efficiency; less noise; a warmer home – the benefits of double glazing are well documented. But did you know that it’s not just the function of your windows that will improve with when you replace them with double glazed glass? It’s the appearance, too. While our customers are expecting better windows, they are often pleasantly surprised that their home now looks better, too. That got us thinking – maybe we need to tout this benefit a bit more. So here it is: four ways double glazed windows will enhance your home’s aesthetics. And if you’d like to improve the look and feel of your home, get in touch with Ryan Double Glazing Tauranga today.

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April 20, 2023
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Can I Double Glaze Some Windows or Does it Have to be the Whole House?

Whether you want to reduce your energy bills or create a cosier living environment, double glazing your windows is a great way to improve your home. But one question the team at Ryan Double Glazing gets asked a lot is whether it’s okay to do a portion of the house, or if we will only retrofit the whole house all at once.

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March 22, 2023
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Why Double Glazing is Your Sustainable Window Solution

In summer, there can be less incentive to think about double glazing. You can open the windows or flick on the air conditioner, and you’ve long forgotten the frustration of a cold home. But there’s another reason to double glaze your windows: sustainability. Double glazed glass makes for an energy efficient home, and if you are committed to reducing your carbon footprint in 2023, double glazing your Tauranga, Mt Maunganui or Papamoa house is one the best ways to do so. Here’s why.

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February 20, 2023
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Why Double Glazing Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

There’s one month left of 2022, the countdown to Christmas is on, and then we all turn our attention to the year ahead. The new year always brings the promise of change, and there’s never been a better time to take care of your biggest asset – your home. Here are four reasons why double glazing your windows should be among your list of New Year’s resolutions. And if you’re ready to invest in your Bay of Plenty or Waikato home, speak to Ryan Double Glazing Tauranga today.

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January 20, 2023
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5 Reasons to Double Glaze Your Existing Windows

To the team at Ryan Double Glazing, it’s shocking that houses in NZ used to be routinely built with single pane glass – after all, windows are one of the biggest sources of heat loss in the house and our climate isn’t exactly tropical.

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April 11, 2024
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What is Double Glazing and How Does it Work?

We’ve all heard of it but do you actually know what double glazing is? Double glazed windows and doors are fittings that have 2 panes of glass side by side, a 12 mm gap is the most recommended distance, but this does vary, usually the gap won’t go higher than 20mm or lower than 6 mm. Why? You ask, that’s a really good question.

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October 4, 2022
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Five Signs the Time Has Come to Upgrade Your Windows

If your house is suffering from some niggly problems that recur year after year, it might be time to turn your attention to the windows. Your home’s windows make a huge difference to how much you enjoy your house, affecting everything from comfort to costs to appearances. If you notice any the following five signs, it might be time to give Ryan Double Glazing a call and get those windows retrofitted with high quality double glazing.

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August 14, 2023
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How to Retrofit Your Windows with Double Glazing

Double glazing your windows and doors will lead to a warmer, dryer, more comfortable home – but you may be wondering what exactly the process involves. Lots of people in the Bay of Plenty and the Waikato are keen to improve their home but want to better understand the process of retrofitting aluminium joinery with double glazed glass. If that sounds like you, here’s a breakdown of what the double glazing entails.

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October 4, 2022
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Why Double Glazing Isn’t Just for Winter

Suffering through cold and damp houses does not have to be a rite of passage anymore in NZ! But even if you believe that ‘the cold only lasts a few months,’ the benefits of double glazing far surpass winter alone. Here are five reasons why double glazing is a worthy investment – all year long.

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November 2, 2022
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Everything You Need to Know About Low E Glass

At Ryan Double Glazing, we’ve been retrofitting superior windows across Bay of Plenty for over 30 years. And while the two panes of glass are crucial to high performing windows, there are two other key ingredients: argon gas and low E glass. Today, we’re delving into low E glass and why it’s our glass of choice.

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November 2, 2022
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Five Ways to Fall Back in Love with your Home

When you move into a new house, everything seems perfect. The old architraves are charming; the gardens are beautiful; the carpet is cosy. The romance is still new, and any quirks just prove that your home is unique. But, if you’ve lived through a winter in your house, especially an older house, those charms may have lost their sheen and you may have spent months feeling cold and damp. If that sounds like you, here are five things you can do to fall back in love with your home.

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April 17, 2023
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Insulation, Heating and Double Glazing - a Three-Pronged Solution to Winter

If you’re looking to improve your house’s condition ahead of winter, it can be hard to know what to invest in first. Insulation? A heat pump? Double glazing? While creating heat is important, keeping it inside is just as crucial to a warm, dry home. This guide to winterising your home will help you figure out where to start.

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November 2, 2022
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Autumn is the Perfect Time to Double Glaze Your Windows

You’re waking up to darker mornings and going to bed to colder nights. You’ve stopped using the a/c and started to dust off the slow cooker. These are the tell-tale signs of autumn in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. Summer is well and truly gone, and now is the time to plan ahead for winter. Here’s why autumn is the perfect time to improve your windows with double glazing.

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November 2, 2022
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Why Retrofit Double Glazing is a Worthy Investment

In NZ, new building code regulations have been put into place to guarantee more people have warmer, dryer homes. This means that double glazing is required in a new build, but what about older homes? While replacing single pane windows with double glazing isn’t currently compulsory, retrofitting is certainly a good idea and a worthwhile investment. Here’s why.

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November 2, 2022
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What’s All the Fuss About Double Glazing?

Building a home or office is expensive and there are some areas where costs can be minimised, and others where it’s worth investing in. When it comes to your windows, you may be wondering if double glazing is worth it. The short answer is yes -while it’s an upfront investment, you’ll reap long term benefits. Read on and find out.

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November 2, 2022
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How Does Double Glazing Work?

There are countless benefits of double glazing your home, it reduces noise, keeps your home warmer, lowers power bills, increases the value of your home and more. But how does double glazing actually work? Read on and find out the ins and outs of how it works and how it offers these benefits.

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November 2, 2022
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How to Look After Your Double-Glazed Windows and Doors

If you’ve decided to invest in double glazed windows or doors for their vast range of benefits, you’ll want to take the best care of them so that you get the most out of them. Double glazed glass keeps your space warmer in winter, cooler in summer, and reduces condensation, noise and energy costs. It’s an investment you’ll want to protect, and it’s relatively easy to do. Read on and find out how to maintain your double glazing to get the most out of it.

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November 2, 2022
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How Double Glazing Can Help Keep Your Home Cool in Summer

When summer temperatures rise, there’s a sustainable way to keep your home cool and comfortable without having to crank up the air-conditioning or trying to strategically place fans around your home. With a couple of tips and tricks and a long-term solution, your home can stay at a pleasantly relaxed temperature in the warm summer months - read on and find out how.

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November 2, 2022
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I’m a Landlord – Should I Double Glaze My Rental Home’s Windows?

Owning a rental home is a big investment, but it’s one that often pays off in spades. If you are a landlord, we reckon there’s a million and one reasons why retrofitting your rental property with double glazed windows is worthwhile. From protecting your property to keeping your tenants healthy, here’s a few of our top reasons.

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November 2, 2022
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Six Surprising Benefits of Double Glazing Your Windows

One of the best things you can do for your house is double glaze your windows and doors. Unlike traditional NZ homes, double glazing offers two panes of glass with a small space in between, offering an extra layer of protection and insulation.

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November 2, 2022