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We are the Window Safety Compliance Experts!

Specialising in NSW Strata Regulations.

Supply and Installation of Child-Safe Window Locks to the Entire Sydney Area.

Understanding Window Safety

1. What are the new strata laws?

In 2013, amendments to the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 (NSW) were passed into law, stipulating that strata-managed residential buildings are required to fit certain windows with safety devices for restricting openings to 12.5cm. The owners corporation is responsible (and therefore liable for fines if compliance is not met by the 2018 deadline) for ensuring these requirements are met.


2. Which windows fall under these new laws?

If the following two conditions are met, then a window restrictor is required to limit opening to 12.5cm:

(i) From the inside, the bottom of the window is less

      than 1.7m from the floor.

(ii) From the outside, the distance between the window

      and the nearest floor is greater than 2m (i.e.,

      potential fall height).


3. Can these products be fitted to houses?

Yes, definitely! Although balconies are often a greater concern in houses (due to low elevation of house windows), it is always better to be safe and fit window restrictors if you have young children in your home.


4. What kind of windows can restrictors be fitted to?

In short, any! Our safety devices are high quality and can be fitted to Sliding, Awning, Casement, and Double Hung windows. If you are unsure, feel free to contact us and speak directly with one of our locksmith staff.

Unfortunately, each year many children fall from either windows or balconies in NSW. To prevent such tragedies, the NSW Government recently launched the "Kids Don't Fly" Campaign aimed at educating and encouraging child-safety considerations. 


This safety issue is of utmost importance, and obviously extends not only to residential apartments, but also to homes more generally. 

Importance of Child Safe Window Devices

Andrea Stone, Concord, NSW

"The team at HouseCheck NSW did a great job installing our window locks. It saved us a lot of sleepless nights..."

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