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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.

Compliant Windows and Doors

Depending on your location and situation, your windows and doors may need to comply with various Australian Standards.

Correct wind loads

Required wind loads describe the structural and strength requirements your windows and doors must meet based on your site and construction types.

Fall prevention

Window restrictions and screening are now mandatory in specific applications to help reduce the incidences of small children falling from windows.

Thermal requirements

Windows and doors must match or exceed the required U value and Solar Heat Gain Co-efficient.


Motifs are required for glass doors and windows that could be mistaken for a door or unimpeded path of travel.

Bushfire-prone areas

There are now mandatory window and door requirements for homes and buildings located in bushfire-prone areas.

Learn more about bushfire-rated windows and doors here.

Transport noise corridors

Houses located in a transport noise corridor must comply with minimum acoustic requirements, meaning your windows and doors need to match or exceed the required Rw rating. (It’s important to note that glass-only Rw ratings are non-compliant.)

Swimming pools

Owners of swimming pools must ensure their pool complies with the Australian Standards relating to the height and strength of barriers, non-climbable zones and preventing direct access from a building into a pool area.

Performance Labels

All manufacturers are required to supply windows and doors with performance labels attached to them.

These labels confirm that the products are certified to comply with relevant standards and regulations.

Certificate of Compliance

In addition, all suppliers must be able to verify compliance by providing a Certificate of Compliance on request.

Find out why compliant windows and doors matter.

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.