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Creating A Fun, Safe Garden For Your Children

As the mum of five young children, I know how important it is to have access to a safe outdoor space for your children to play. Being cooped up in the house all day isn't good for the kids or the parents, but you also can't let young kids play in a space that's hazardous. When we bought our new family home, there was a lot of work to do in the garden to make it childproof, and we also wanted to make it a fun place for the kids to play. We erected a new fence, fitted a combination lock on the garden gate, had poisonous plants removed, cordoned off the pool and created a play area complete with swings, a slide and outdoor games. I started this blog to share my DIY gardening tips, and I hope you find it interesting and useful.



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Choose Timber: Top Five Benefits of Timber Bifold Doors

by Darlene Jenkins

If you're installing bifold doors and wondering about the advantage of timber, it's important to note that different projects merit different types of materials, and timber bifold doors aren't right for every scenario. However, if you do opt for timber bifold doors, you receive several advantages. Take a look at these five:

1. Sound Proof

If you are installing bifold doors between two rooms, timber is typically the best material to consider. Its thick nature makes it more soundproof than thin metal or hollow-core wood doors. If putting doors on a closet, the soundproof benefit isn't as important. However, your closets will benefit from the sturdiness of timber.

2. Sturdy Nature

Timber doors are thick and sturdy. They can handle the bumps and thumps of life and promise to be with you for a long time to come. Their sturdy nature also makes them an environmentally sound choice, as you will undoubtedly threw fewer old doors into the rubbish heap if you start with timber than if you buy something that needs to be replaced often like hollow core.

3. Insulated

Another environmental factor to consider about timber is that it is more insulating than most metals and certainly more insulating than a hollow wood door. This factor is important to consider if you are putting timber bifold doors on an exterior door leading to a patio or balcony.

Additionally, if using bifold doors between two rooms, you will enjoy the insulation of timber if you are trying to keep the heat in one room rather than another or only cool certain rooms.

4. Multiple Design Options

However, in other cases, you may not want a lot of insulation between two areas. Instead, you may want air to be able to circulate – for example if you are putting timber bifold doors on your bedroom closet or over a laundry room closet, you may want air to be able to move through those areas so your clothes don't stagnate. Luckily, you can design timber bifolding doors with slats for ventilation. Of course, you can come up with other designs to meet your needs.

5. Classic Look

Although timber bifold doors come in a versatile array of designs, they all have a classic appeal. When you install timber bifold doors, you don't have to worry about them going out of style, and if you decide you want a decorative change at some point in the future, you can always stain your timber bifold doors another color or paint them.   

For more information, contact AMJ Window Solutions