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Should I Renovate or Buy a New Home?

You love your home, its location and area but… its space is getting a bit too tight for your growing family and, besides, it’s no longer quite as modern as you would like. So, what do you do - stay and renovate, or buy a new home?   It’s a tricky decision! Each option has pros and cons to evaluate when deciding what’s best for you, your family and your financial situation...   Buy a new home? It might take quite a while for you to find the right home in the right area at the right price! Finding your [...]

Plan your Home Upgrades for 2021  

The Covid pandemic has changed our lifestyles and attitude to home and living safety. We are spending more time at home, with many of us even working from home, and, 2021 will be no different.   2021 will be all about secure indoor and outdoor living, about bringing the outdoors in by increasing natural light and air flow and enjoying the view of our gardens - from our secure living spaces.   If, in adopting this “new normal” way of life, you are planning a home upgrade, let us help you plan. Our trained sales representatives are ready and on [...]

4 Reasons Why Aluminium Doors & Windows Will Benefit Your Home

Aluminium, as a resource, is constantly evolving and pushing the boundaries in interior design and home building. Here are a few reasons why Sequ-Door has chosen this durable material:   It’s a lightweight material so that opening or closing aluminium windows is effortless, yet sturdy at the same time. It’s ideal for the South African climate and weather conditions as it does not easily rust and corrode. It’s easy to clean and care for, and does not need excessive maintenance – providing the perfect long lasting product for your home or building.   Using aluminium can transform the interior of [...]

Benefits of Enclosing your Patio

Having a patio is of great recreational benefit to your family and home. But enclosing a patio will allow you an additional beautiful space where you can enjoy the outdoors from within the warmth and safety of being indoors.   Here are 5 reasons why you should enclose your patio, which will:   Shelter You and Your Family from unpleasant weather elements like heavy rain and winds, and extreme heat or cold. It will keep out bugs and insects and prevent leaves and debris building up on the patio and in bad weather you will still be able to relax [...]

Security Shutters, where Style Meets Security

The new trend in home décor is to use shutters, a multi-purpose solution providing privacy, security and a mechanism to control the natural light and natural warmth into a room.   Our shutters are only manufactured from aluminium, a strong, easy-to-clean, weather- and rust- and fire-proof product with a low carbon footprint. Our shutters are guaranteed - in summary: 10 years Guarantee of materials and components manufactured by Blockhouse Shutters itself. 5 years for materials and components of the Products that were not manufactured  by Blockhouse Shutters. But for the full Product Quality Guarantee, please see: https://www.sequ-door.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Guarantee-Blockhouse-Shutters.pdf   Using Shutters [...]

Facts to consider when planning a home renovation

When planning a home renovation, there are many factors to consider but, in these times, enhancing your security should also be top of mind. There are many security devices and options to consider - such as lighting and security cameras around the premises or using a 24hr armed reaction security services provider - all of which have their own merits. But, the best way to thwart potential burglars is to make their access to your home totally impossible.    As the most common points of entry to your home for any would-be burglars are your doors, windows and patio, these [...]

Protect what you love during uncertain times

We have all been living with uncertainty and confusion since the lockdown and worrying about the long lasting effect of Covid-19 on the pre-existing issues of our poor economy and high unemployment rate.    Job Loss & Poverty Several projections have been made and published on the economic effects and the expected greater rise in job losses and poverty.     Whilst forecasted statistics have been provided on the predicted economic impact, and Business for SA (B4SA) has recently forecasted “that up to four million jobs could be lost this year”, it has been cited that “it’s too early for definitive [...]

Simply The Best Burglar Proofing Solutions and Aluminium Doors & windows for your home and business.

Sequ-Door, the 2020 winner of the Overall Best Stand award at the Homemaker’s Expo 2020, has the perfect installation solution for you? Sequ-Door offers tailor-made, aesthetically pleasing and quality, robust security installations for your home. This is what they had to say upon receiving the Overall Best Stand award….. “We have been with HOMEMAKERS for so many years and winning is a big honour for us. We created a stand that showcases all our products. We also went with a warm-homey feel in our stand design. This attracts visitors and makes them feel at home”. To view photos of their [...]

A brief history of Aluminium and how the industry is regulated

It is the most copious mineral on earth following oxygen and silicon. Aluminium is present in almost every home, whether it is in the form of wires, window frames, doors, burglar bars and aluminium foil.  Do you know the history of this amazing, versatile and recyclable metal? Aluminium is one of the most widespread metals on earth, making up almost 8% of the core’s mass; however pure aluminium does not exist in nature but rather binds with other elements. Aluminium is one of the more recent metal discoveries and became popular in the early 1800s. It was first extracted from [...]

Converting from steel to aluminium – what you should know

What better time than the New Year to spruce up your home by replacing your older steel windows and doors with new, sleeker aluminium ones? In the past, steel was often used as a material of choice for windows and doors; however, thanks to the affordability and versatility of aluminium, more and more people are starting to say goodbye to their older steel windows in favour of converting to aluminium.  So, if you’re thinking of making the conversion from steel to aluminium, here are some important things you should know: Aluminium is significantly more affordable than its steel counterpart which, [...]

How you can revive your grass in time for summer

As we move out of the winter months and welcome warmer weather, we inevitably find ourselves spending more time inside your home and more time outside; after all, there’s nothing better than sitting on your patio, soaking up the sun and enjoying a braai while the kids play on the grass.  The only problem is, is that winter can often do a number on our grass, leaving our lawns looking brown, dehydrated and patchy – definitely not the kind of grass you, or the kids, want to play on. So, if your lawns suffered a from the cold this winter [...]

Aluminium Window & Door trends: What you should know

When it comes to designing your home and installing products which optimise space, while still looking good; there are many, many options for you to choose from. One such option is installing aluminium doors and windows. They add an effortlessly sleek feel to any room they’re installed in while also being economical with space and making the most of natural light. Here are some of the biggest aluminium door and window trends in 2019 to keep in mind when looking for the perfect fit for your home. Shades of black Black hues are the colour of the season when it [...]

How Large Aluminium Windows Beautify Your Home (3 Minute Read)

Few things in this world are better than owning and living in a beautiful home, and few changes can truly remaster a house better than large aluminium framed windows. Large windows allow the home to create plenty of appeal with large windows easily creating an aesthetic which cannot be faked. Read here for four reasons why you should install large windows to beautify your home. Natural Light: It’s no secret that natural daylight is highly sought after in homes as it has shown to boost mood as well as help reduce electricity bills. Large windows allow plenty of sunlight to [...]

At Sequ-Door we emphasize customer service

Our name ‘S-E-Q-U’ stands for Service-Excellence-Quality-Unique and, as such, we place a huge emphasis not only on manufacturing high quality aluminium doors, windows and security barrier solutions - but also on our customer-focused approach of providing top quality service to our valued clients.  In order to ensure that our clients have the best possible experience when working with us, we have formulated a customer-focused service plan: Find out more about what can expect from the Sequ-Door experience... Request a FREE quote.  Our booking administrator will contact you to arrange for a professional sales rep to meet onsite, at a time [...]

Wood to Aluminium Conversions

Technology has come a long way over the last 50 years or so and with these advancements, we have been able to make our homes more comfortable and easier to maintain. We have been able to have high tech appliances to make our lives easier, better building techniques to make our homes more durable and even make our homes safer. With all this in mind, it’s understandable why so many people are taking the wood out of window and door frames and replacing them with aluminium. If you’re still not convinced as to whether or not you should make the [...]

Living Safety Smart in South Africa: 5 Ways to Secure Your Peace of Mind (5 Minute Read)

With the unemployment stats on the rise and the pressure building, many residents in South Africa need to take extra precautions when making sure that their properties can fend off any intruder! Home invasions are a reality which can affect anyone and everyone, find out more about how to keep you, your family and your property safe. How do you live Safety Smart in SA? 1. Family Safety Family safety is important for all parents and ensuring your children know a couple of safety tips can help in an emergency situation. Teach your children to be aware of their [...]

What makes a Sequ-Door expandable SLAM-Lock door so effective? (5 Minute Read)

Finding a superior security barrier solution for your home is one of the most important decisions you can make when living in South Africa. With many products on the market offering you the “ultimate” security solutions, knowing which on to choose is very important. Find out more about what you need to know when choosing the right product. Quality Materials Made from the highest quality materials with no plastic working components, ensures that they are strong robust. The door is fitted with tracks at both the bottom and top of the frame and secured on all four sides, giving the [...]

How to Secure Your Property (3 minute read)

Many residents in South Africa are aware of the high crime statistics that we face in our country. We know that regardless of age, race, location, or income status, home invasions are a reality which can affect anyone and everyone. House robberies are a job and career choice for some people, it is the way they provide for their families, but that does not mean your home should be a target. For ways to effectively secure your home and keep your loved ones safe, follow these six steps and ensure your home is safe from home invasions. • Ensure that [...]

Sequ-Door Home Conversions

Beautifying your home can help to create an environment that is relaxing and truly encapsulates the character and personality of those living inside. However many times you change up the accessories, if the foundations of your homes interior and exterior design is outdated, everything else will feel a little drab. Read on here to discover what your first home conversion should be, why, and how to get it done right. What: So what should your home conversion consist of? For a sleek and sophisticated looking home, swapping out old wood and steel doors and windows for aesthetically pleasing aluminium doors [...]

The Importance of AAAMSA (5 minute read)

At Sequ-Door, we are proud of our AAAMSA certification, not only because we’ve worked hard in achieving both the manufacturing and installation accreditations but also because it allows us to bring our clients the very best in aluminium products and services. What is AAAMSA? AAAMSA stands for the Association of Architectural Aluminium Manufacturers of South Africa and helps customers to determine the difference between companies with professionally manufactured aluminium products and quality installation services and companies which don’t make the standard. Companies with an AAAMSA certification hold it as a badge of honour as it shows the company’s unwavering dedication [...]

Why Plan Your New Building Project Now (4 minute read)

Any new building project is a big undertaking, it requires planning, acquiring the right materials, finding the right project manager and a time from the first brick being laid to the finished result. Finding the right time of the year for your new building project is essential to a smooth building process and here are the reasons we say, start planning in autumn. The outside areas won’t be used as much: Kids and pets enjoy playing outside during the summer months when it’s warm and the lawn is inviting, but during the winter months, staying indoors to avoid the cold [...]

Let’s Talk Safety Zones (5 minute read)

South Africa, unfortunately, has a high crime rate which causes concern for families when we consider home robberies. We have all heard or read the horror stories of a family caught up in a home robbery and what can happen to them. Here is how you can create a safety zone at home to prevent the worst from happening to your loved ones. The first thing you will need to do when creating a safety zone in your home is select the best area for your family to be safe in. The safety zone will need to be easily accessible [...]

Locking up for the April Holidays (3 minute read)

Everyone deserves a relaxing holiday away from the stresses of our lives. The last thing you want to be worrying about while you’re away is your home; are your valuables safe, how will your pets be looked after, and will anyone uninvited get access to your property. Here is a security checklist to make sure that your home and valuables will be safe while you’re away with friends and loved ones. Choosing the Right House Sitter: Many people choose to employ a house sitter while they’re away to keep an eye on their home and look after their pets. This [...]

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