Two Aluminium Bi fold Doors separated by a post
Walker Homes

Selecting Windows & Doors

The perfect windows and doors can lift a space from ordinary, to extraordinary. But choosing the right ones for your home or project can be a challenge – especially if you’re new to the process. That’s why we’ve put together this selection guideline.

Written as a simple, easy-to-understand reference, this guide will help you better understand your requirements, ask the right questions, and find the best windows and doors for your project.

Performance of Windows and Doors

You may have performance requirements for the windows and doors throughout your home that affect the types and glazing you choose.

Energy Efficiency

Windows and doors can account for half of your home’s heat gain during summer and half of your heat loss during winter.

Energy efficient windows and doors can help maintain comfortable temperatures in your home all year round. So choosing the correct windows and doors can have a real effect on your power bills.

Your windows’ and doors’ design, glass type, and seals all work together to determine how energy efficient they are.

Toned glass, low-e glass, double-glazing, and thermal breaks are all energy-efficient features worth considering.

Learn more about energy efficient windows and doors.

Learn more about double-glazed windows and doors.


Window-related accidents and security risks can be a major source of concern, especially if you have small children.

Consider choosing added safety features for your windows and doors, including locking handles, security screens, and safety glass options such as toughened and laminated glass.


Do you live in a busy area?

To reduce the level of neighbourhood traffic, and building noise entering your home, consider windows and doors that are specifically designed for improved acoustic performance.

Learn more about acoustic windows and doors.


Product availability, pricing, features, options, sizes, configurations and performance are subject to regional variations, design requirements, and building codes. Images are for illustration purposes only and may not accurately represent the product. Bradnam’s Windows & Doors reserves the right to change, alter or delete any aspect of our products without notice. We recommend visiting a Bradnam’s showroom before ordering to view colour swatches, glass samples and actual products.