From Plans to Reality – Let’s Nail Your New Build!

Windows and doors play a crucial role in your home’s design, occupying more than 30% of your wall space. They enhance your living environment with a natural ambience, but without proper insulation, you are literally inviting the outside in. With our insulated products, they can become the strongest feature of your home, seamlessly combining beauty with exceptional energy efficiency.

Solace Creations Design Team

Why Solace Creations is the perfect choice for your new build

State-of-the-Art Showroom

Visit our Fyshwick design studio for inspiring window shopping for your new home. Try our opening styles in person and explore our extensive selection of  colour profiles and glass options.

Custom Design

Our in-house design team will bring your vision to life, providing solutions and experienced advice.
We focus on every window and door in your home to ensure your individual needs are met.

Technical Support

Solace Creations is there every step of the way to support you and your team during your building journey.
We offer design, supply, delivery, and site glazing—and are just a call away to provide servicing long after your new build is finished.

Local Service

Based in Fyshwick, we proudly serve the greater ACT area and surrounding NSW, delivering exceptional products and friendly customer service to every client.

Australian Certified & Fabricated

We work closely with our Sydney and Melbourne suppliers to deliver world-class brands that have been tested and certified for Canberra’s unique climate.

Energy Rated

Our uPVC double-glazed windows and doors are Passivhaus Certified and can exceed the 7-star rating requirements with low u-values between 1.1 – 2.6 and high energy efficiency.

Designing Your Dream Windows & Doors

If you are building your own home, you are very lucky! You have an amazing opportunity to have the most comfortable, affordable to run, and stunning home. 

At Solace Creations, our approach to windows and doors is very personalised. We distinguish ourselves through the exceptional care and consideration that goes into designing custom windows and doors tailored to each room in your new home. Gone are the days of off-the-shelf generic designs that are specified for you. We work with you and your architect to ensure your home’s overall aesthetic is cohesive while considering each room’s orientation, ventilation and functionality.

Everything that we do is custom-made from our wide range of opening styles, glass types and frame colours. Visit our showroom to gain inspiration and envision how your windows and doors will look in your new home.

We provide a design consultation where we will go through your plan by each window and door opening. This means that you can make some considered decisions before your plans are approved. There will be no surprises when your house is finished as we will thoroughly go through and design the windows and doors to meet your needs!


Solace Creations Tips to Building an Energy Efficient Home

Orientation is Key

Since we are located in the southern hemisphere, the sun remains in the northern half of the sky. In Canberra, where winter heating is necessary, we can make the most of this by positioning as many rooms as we can on the northern side of the house. There is no block in Canberra that can’t be designed in a passive solar manner – sometimes with a bit more thought than normal, but it can be achieved. 

To keep out the summer sun, combine windows with well-designed eaves. This will allow free heating from the lower-positioned sun in the winter and shading from the higher-positioned summer sun.

Insulate, Insulate, Insulate

Insulating your walls, ceiling, floor, windows, and doors is crucial for enhancing the energy efficiency and comfort of your home. Proper insulation helps maintain a consistent indoor temperature, reducing the strain on heating and cooling systems, which can significantly lower energy bills. By preventing draughts and minimising heat loss during the winter and keeping the heat out during the summer, insulation also contributes to a more comfortable living environment. Additionally, it can reduce noise pollution from outside, creating a quieter and more peaceful home. Investing in comprehensive insulation not only improves the overall comfort and efficiency of your home but also has long-term environmental and financial benefits.

Cross Ventilation

Design your home to facilitate natural cross-ventilation to keep it cool in warmer months. Cross-ventilation can be achieved by having a window with a smaller opening on one side and a wider opening on the other, creating a pressure difference that encourages airflow through the space. This setup helps draw fresh air in through the smaller opening, while the wider opening allows warm, stale air to exit more easily. Strategically placing windows and vents on opposite sides of rooms and aligning them with prevailing winds can significantly enhance this effect. Additionally, consider the use of high, operable windows or clerestory windows to expel hot air that rises to the ceiling, further aiding in the cooling process. By designing for optimal cross-ventilation, you can reduce reliance on mechanical cooling systems, lower energy consumption, and maintain a comfortable indoor environment naturally.

Thermal Mass

Beyond basic insulation, use materials with high thermal mass, such as concrete or brick, which can absorb and slowly release heat, helping to maintain a stable indoor temperature.

Cool Roofs & Shading

Install a cool roof that reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat. Use shading devices like eaves, pergolas, and external blinds to block direct sunlight in summer while allowing solar gain in winter.

Smart Home Tech

Incorporate smart home systems that allow you to monitor and control energy use remotely. Smart thermostats, lighting, and appliance controls can help you optimize energy consumption.

Energy-Efficient Lighting

Use LED lighting throughout your home. LEDs consume less energy and have a longer lifespan compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, making them a cost-effective and environmentally friendly choice. Additionally, LEDs produce less heat, reducing the cooling load on your air conditioning system during warmer months. Avoid lighting that creates extra holes in the ceiling because these holes can compromise the integrity of your insulation and air sealing. Gaps in the ceiling allow conditioned air to escape and outside air to enter, reducing the overall energy efficiency of your home. They can also provide pathways for dust, insects, and moisture, potentially leading to indoor air quality issues and structural damage over time. Instead, opt for surface-mounted or recessed LED fixtures that are designed to minimise air leakage and maintain a continuous thermal barrier. By carefully selecting and installing your lighting, you can enhance your home’s energy efficiency, comfort, and durability.

Get a Free Quote

Solace Creations is dedicated to transforming your vision into reality. With our complimentary consultation, we tailor your quote to meet your unique design and performance needs.

Glass Types

Discover our range of double glazed glass units designed for your style and performance requirements

Opening Styles

Custom designed insulated windows and doors for each room in your home

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