Craig Johnson Expert View: Watch the cricket in peace this summer!


Things I love about the Christmas and New Year period:

  • Spending time with the family.
  • Getting some sun on my pale English skin.
  • Watching the Boxing Day test.

Things I dislike about the Christmas and New Year period:

  • When said family won’t let me watch the Boxing Day test in peace.
  • Getting burnt to a crisp because said pale English skin is not used to any form of UV Ray higher than a one rating.
  • When I can hear the next door neighbours shouting at their TV during said Boxing Day test.

So ‘what does double glazing have to do with your enjoyment of the cricket,’ you ask?

Quite a lot as it happens.

With Melbourne in the grips of a construction boom that’s seen high density housing, train and tunnel infrastructure, springing up all over Greater Melbourne, ambient construction and traffic noise is on the rise – literally.

If your home has ‘old skool’ – poorly sealed and insulated – wooden or aluminium window frames and door frames, you’ll likely find your summer cricket viewing rudely interrupted by the Joneses at No.9 willing the local side on to victory, or a cement mixer reversing up the driveway of No.11’s three-townhouse development.


Of course, if you’d invested in Ecostar double glazed windows and doors (per my previous blog you’d be sitting pretty on Boxing Day, your cricket enjoyment unimpinged by your noisy neighbours.

Why? Because every Ecostar uPVC double glazed window and door unit consists of two panes of 4mm-thick glass, joined by a 20mm super spacer bar and filled with Argon gas (denser than air) for maximum soundproofing and thermal efficiency.

Ecostar Double Glazing is proven to reduce noise pollution by up to 90%, so you can say goodbye to invasive ambient noise and hello to peaceful summer afternoons on the couch watching the cricket.

The double glazing at my place means I don’t have to listen to my neighbours heckling me over the fence every time Australia hits a six. And it gives me an excuse to camp out comfortably in the lounge room in front of the TV, rather than subjecting my delicate skin to a roasting in the Aussie summer sun.

Now, that’s what I call a win-win!


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