Are your windows compliant?

With a fair deal of thanks to government grants and incentives, there certainly is a building boom across Perth and throughout Australia at the moment.

Homes and buildings in general must meet strict standards now, then they did last century, which means builders and contractors must stay up to date with requirements that certify compliance.

This goes a lot further than bricks, other building products and workmanship, but the finishing touches, such as glass for windows and doors.

Want to find out if your windows are compliant? Read more from those who know Perth glass, SV Glass, to find out.


What does window compliance mean?

Everybody deserves to know they have built and/or live in a home that is safe, hospitable, meeting relevant regulations and standards. Window compliance, as a part of overall building compliance ensures builders, and all involved contractors are held accountable for the work that they do.

For example, glass products have many uses in the construction of a home, such as:

  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Shower screens

Glass windows and doors let us see out, protecting us from the elements and intruders. Glass shower screens keep the water contained. So, if your glass breaks for no apparent reason, it points to something going wrong in its manufacturing and/or installation.


How to ensure compliant windows

There’s one simple, easy and straightforward way to ensure compliant windows and that is partnering with a dedicated, thorough and reputable window manufacturer.


  • Because whether you’re a builder or homeowner organising the work, you’ll receive detail quotes,
  • Accurate reports for certification, and of course
  • The best possible price from your trusted Perth glass supplier.

A faster timeframe at a rate below other competitors is undoubtedly attractive, but you really need to ask yourself if you’re getting value for money, and whether corners will be cut.

Picture it like this – the extra effort taken now has greater potential to save you time and money in issues stemming from non-compliance down the track.

The dangers of non-compliance

Windows that are manufactured and/or installed poorly are non-compliant. Yet, what’s really at stake for builders and homeowners if this is the case?

  • For builders, this equates to high losses of time and money – regardless at what volume the builder is categorised under. For extreme cases of non-compliance, deregistration, disciplinary action or even criminal charges could eventuate.
  • For homeowners, purchasing a non-compliant home (including window non-compliance) will mean inability to move in until it’s safe to do so in accordance with relevant regulatory bodies.

Residential building inspections are occurring a lot more now than they used to across Australia.

Do your research when it comes to quality glass manufacturers and suppliers and your project will afford you greater peace of mind.


Choose compliance, choose SV Glass

SV Glass are a reputable Perth glass manufacturer and supplier. Builders and homeowners alike trust us for glass products that are high-quality, high-end, but surprisingly competitively priced.


Looking for high-quality, compliant glass?

Contact SV Glass today for superior glass for your windows and doors.



What to do if your window breaks

Glass windows are built to protect. Unfortunately, when glass breaks, and it can happen, it can leave you stressed and wondering what to do next. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a quick, simple and straightforward guide to how you can deal with a broken window. Don’t...

Different ways to use glass in your bathroom

Mirrors, shower screens and windows – these are the three uses for glass many people automatically think about when it comes to glass in bathrooms. However, there’s an array of styles and other uses that you can play around with when it comes to styling your bathroom...

Why You Should Open Your Home Up with Glass

Are you building a new home or renovating an existing one? It’s safe to say you’re probably strategising and searching for ways to improve the layout, ambience and general atmosphere. One of the ways you can easily, affordably and elegantly achieve an open, ambient,...

The Differences Between Bifold Doors and Sliding Doors Explained

A door exists to separate the inside from the outdoors, room to room, and add privacy and security. Nothing more, nothing less – right?  A door is so much more than that, and when you choose quality glass bifold doors in Perth, you’re investing in a world of...

Under the microscope: framed or frameless glass shower screens?

Glass is necessary in the everyday home. However, in a stylish and practical home – you will find glass used in so many different ways. One of these ways in shower screens. While many homeowners are turning to glass shower screens over outdated shower curtains – one...

4 Benefits of a Quality Kitchen Splashback

A kitchen is the one true heart of the home. After all, it’s where meals are lovingly created, the place where the elixir of life (coffee) is brewed in the mornings, and where some of our best family conversations are had.  If a kitchen is important to you, then...

Why You Should Utilise Glass in Your Home Renovations

If you’re happy with your location, your neighbours, proximity to schools, work and local amenities, then we bet you are keen to stay on in your current home. However, homeowners time and time again are choosing to renovate their existing dwellings, particularly their...

Why Invest in Double Glazed Windows?

Are you looking to make an investment to your property? A pool will serve you well in summertime, but what about the rest of the year? Renovations are a nice idea, but not the nicest when you think about living in a construction site. If only there was another way...

Glass: a history lesson

Glass is necessary in the everyday home. However, in a stylish and practical home – you will find glass used in so many different ways. One of these ways in shower screens. While many homeowners are turning to glass shower screens over outdated shower curtains – one...

Your Guide to Controlling Condensation in the Home

 Condensation is a common cause of unwanted dampness in the home. You might also be noticing condensation more in these cold and chilly months as windows fog up and glass doors drip water. Fortunately, by understanding why and how condensation occurs, you can learn...

book your showroom appointment today