Apartments and multi-storey homes are about to get a little safer for children thanks to a rule change around windows in new buildings.

The Australian Building Codes Board has ruled that all windows in new homes and apartments that are more than two metres off the ground must be either fitted with window locks that stop the window being opened more than 125mm (12.5 cm), or must have reinforced screens to prevent children from falling from a height.

The changes will be included in the National Construction Code from May 2013.

Depending on the situation, this may also apply to older buildings and we at Liverpool Glass are all up for protecting the safety of our kids and reducing litigation risks for Property / Strata Managers. Please call us and we can supply and install safe, reliable and complient solutions in regards to these new laws.