Look anywhere in Brisbane, and you’ll notice a multitude of cranes silhouetted across the city skyline. Infrastructure and highrises are popping up left, right and centre. And finally, the rest of Australia is beginning to catch on.
Queensland named the nation’s migration capital.
Queensland has recently donned the title of Australia’s number one migration capital, outstripping Victoria for the first time in four years! According to the ABS, Queensland’s population grew by 1.7% from March 2017 to March 2018. A whopping 24 000 people migrated from Australia’s other states and territories to Queensland within this period.
Why the shift?
So what makes the Sunshine State the ultimate destination for Aussies to settle down? Other than its gorgeous beaches and sunny weather, its housing is much more affordable than other major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. During the apartment boom of late 2017 and early 2018, concern was placed on the oversupply of high-rise flats in Brisbane, but these are finally beginning to be filled with occupiers eager to snatch up reasonably priced properties. Residents in Queensland are attracted to a less crowded standard of living, and the increasing job availability that has surfaced over the last few years in and around Brisbane.
Brisbane’s noisiest suburbs.
So, what does this have to do with windows? Well, the more people choosing to call Brisbane home, and the more infrastructure going up, the noisier the city becomes. Installing soundproof windows in high-rise apartments can drastically heighten the value of the property and attract more buyers and renters. A study carried out by the Brisbane-based startup NoiseNet concluded that the loudest suburbs in Brisbane included Cannon Hill, Morningside, Petrie Terrace and Coorparoo. These suburbs are under a flight path, making them particularly noisy. However, there are also a massive range of apartment buildings in inner-city Brisbane that were not included in the study. These unit complexes are located next door to entertainment venues and sporting facilities that frequently experience excessive noise pollution.
In the past, many inner-city property owners and renters have simply accepted that with such a convenient location comes a certain level of noise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Offering central apartments with superior sound-proofing in stylish city locations such as Newstead and Paddington can place property developers in a good position above their competitors.
Luxury inner-city apartments in demand.
Another exciting prospect gaining traction is Brisbane is the demand for luxury central apartments. Many Brisbanites are choosing to downsize and move into flats that require less maintenance and have better access to city facilities. The Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index 2018 Report reveals that from March 2017 to March 2018, the demand for high-end property in Brisbane grew by 3.6%. Buyers want to experience luxury city living without making sacrifices. And that means apartments in ideal locations, surrounded by nightlife, restaurants and cultural precincts, without the noise.
The best soundproof windows for Brisbane’s inner-city apartments and houses.
If you want to attract more buyers and renters to your inner-city apartment or house, soundproof windows are a must-have feature. Double glazed windows with uPVC frames are the best solution to your soundproofing needs. Double glazed, uPVC windows are easy to maintain and simple to operate. They don’t interrupt sweeping views of the city skyline and provide exceptional soundproofing against traffic, aircraft, rail and venue noise. They’re also a secure defence against the severe weather and whistling winds that tend to batter high-rise and luxury penthouse apartments.
Aside from the many advantages of installing soundproof windows that we have outlined above, it’s vital to remember that Brisbane is constantly expanding. Buildings are continually being torn down and new buildings are being constructed. Building work could begin right next to your apartment complex tomorrow. Don’t let the noise ruin your prospects of getting buyers or renters. Contact EE Windows today to discuss installing soundproof double glazed uPVC windows into the property that you rent out, the next apartment complex that you develop, or house you renovate or build.