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ECOECO
ECOECO
23 March

What's wrong with my windows...?????

What's wrong with my windows...?????
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Sure, I will put something together. Thanks Ed

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ECOECO
Mar 23, 2018 12:22 pm
ECOECO
ddarroch
ddarroch
12 November 2017

Awning Blinds for north facing windows

Awning Blinds for north facing windows

No eaves? Eaves should be absolutely mandatory for all houses. Particularly northern eaves, which shade windows in the summer, while letting winter sunshine through the…

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ddarroch
Nov 12, 2017 4:47 pm
Joynz
Joynz
7 February 2016

Large Blackout mAterial

Large Blackout mAterial

Try Spotlight's 'continuous curtaining' range, they may have this format in just plain unpatterned blackout.

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Joynz
Feb 07, 2016 11:01 am
starrynightz
starrynightz
28 January 2016

Curtain Tracking

Curtain Tracking

You're right there is very little info to be found on curtain tracks / rods. I have also been looking. The idea to use hospital style curtain tracks sounds great, did you…

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starrynightz
Jan 28, 2016 12:01 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
22 January 2016

Fixing BAL 29 Ember Screens to Aluminium Window Frames

Fixing BAL 29 Ember Screens to Aluminium Window Frames

Fly screens are installed on the inside of my windows and there are provisions to fix these fly screens in position. However the ember screens must be installed on the…

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Beetaloo
Jan 22, 2016 9:36 pm
Beetaloo
claypot
claypot
29 September 2015

Double glazing question

Double glazing question

Hey Barnes, We signed with Statesman same company as Hickinbotham. We didn't build with them in the end and forwent our deposit. They're prices are cheap for that very…

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claypot
Sep 29, 2015 3:51 am
Princess Jasmine
Princess Jasmine
23 September 2015

Thickness of glass for big windows?

Thickness of glass for big windows?

Can anyone tell me how thick the glass in a 2400 x 1800 window should be? We aren't sure if the glass that we have is thick enough as the glass flexes a fair bit. Thank You

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Princess Jasmine
Sep 23, 2015 1:06 pm
Princess Jasmine
dorothy30
dorothy30
5 July 2015

Double glazing v. laminated glass

Double glazing v. laminated glass
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I don't know to do...can ypu maybe recommend such windows http://luksusportal.pl/en/wnetrza-i-wyposazenie/prezentacje/oknoplast?do you know…

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dorothy30
Jul 05, 2015 7:36 pm
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ECOECO
Jan 07, 2015 12:01 pm
ECOECO
carmania
carmania
15 December 2014

New Window Installation Gaps

New Window Installation Gaps

Hi Sithewindows, Yes, I am considering doing this myself. I did not even know that this product (with the gradual trigger) even existed. Thank you for your…

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carmania
Dec 15, 2014 9:55 pm
Joker
Joker
29 October 2014

Rollerdoor brands

Rollerdoor brands

My builder always uses b,d, and says never had any problems,get the one with 5 years guarantee.

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Joker
Oct 29, 2014 9:13 pm
mgilla
mgilla
29 September 2014

Installing new internal doors - Builder or Carpenter? pics

Installing new internal doors - Builder or Carpenter? pics

Call a handyman, if you find the right one they will be able to do the lot.

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mgilla
Sep 29, 2014 7:01 pm
pearl
pearl
29 June 2014

Help, I don't like the colour of my Colorbond window frames!

Help, I don't like the colour of my Colorbond window frames!
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Hi Teeve Just bumping this thread as i to am thinking of painting my french doors which are currently stone beige. How did yours turn out? where you happy with them? I…

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pearl
Jun 29, 2014 3:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 March 2014

Centor Bifold Door adjustment

Centor Bifold Door adjustment

Sadly this is all too common. I see a lot of bifold doors that have trouble working properly after being adjusted to the max mostly because the builder has put a low spec…

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Stewie D
Mar 21, 2014 1:49 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 February 2014

Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons

Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons
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Technically, I am sure your designer is right. Practically, I prefer space heating in the winter to spot heating (from solar heat gain from the windows) in the summer...…

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ECOECO
Feb 26, 2014 6:52 am
ECOECO
yvonneh
yvonneh
4 February 2014

window sizes and window coverings

window sizes and window coverings

Hi Boosta, My first post on this site! High performance glass is one of those areas where most people building their second+ home always…

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yvonneh
Feb 04, 2014 8:58 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
18 December 2013

What material for robe doors?

What material for robe doors?

Hume and some of the others are probably cheaper. Just see what you can find when you google!

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Treeseachanger
Dec 18, 2013 9:37 pm
bgrill
bgrill
30 September 2013

Rollerdoor supplier/installer SA?

Rollerdoor supplier/installer SA?

Hi JT - saw from another post you are in Adelaide? Not sure about down there but the B&D website has an accredited dealer locator. They are better than your fly by night…

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bgrill
Sep 30, 2013 6:14 pm
cameron136
cameron136
21 August 2013

Sash window with screen that drops into wall cavity

Sash window with screen that drops into wall cavity

Hello everyone, I have a sash window with a insect screen attached to the bottom, so when you open the window the screen lifts up with it from inside the brick cavity. I…

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cameron136
Aug 21, 2013 2:33 pm
Danhug49
Danhug49
22 April 2013

Re-puttying windows

Re-puttying windows

Raw timber will soak up the water so it's important to seal the glass to the outer corner of the rebate. (lip). It is very difficult to remove all the old putty without…

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Danhug49
Apr 22, 2013 7:40 am
enelya
enelya
12 January 2013

Awning Windows

Awning Windows

No problems ::lol::

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enelya
Jan 12, 2013 9:42 am
enelya
carmania
carmania
25 December 2012

Window Size

Window Size

Thanks ED

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carmania
Dec 25, 2012 9:02 pm
RagnarD
RagnarD
17 November 2012

Sliding doors..how to dress??

Sliding doors..how to dress??

We have standard alum. sliding doors to alfresco I'd like to put something like shutters or blinds on, for privacy How it's normally being done? What do you put on…

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RagnarD
Nov 17, 2012 4:39 pm
RagnarD
JB1
JB1
19 October 2012

Unhappy with Dowell

Unhappy with Dowell

That's pretty poor form. I'm owner building at the moment too, all I can say is get use to the delays.

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JB1
Oct 19, 2012 7:30 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 September 2012

Replacing window panels

Replacing window panels

I would recommend replacing the window and the timber, with a full height window. Just done a whole house, looks fantastic. Ed

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ECOECO
Sep 10, 2012 1:18 pm
ECOECO
amgsl55
amgsl55
20 August 2012

Flyscreens on commercial frame windows

Flyscreens on commercial frame windows

Met with the owner of the window company on site. He had a look at all that was done and agreed that the quality of the screens is substandard and will be replacing all…

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amgsl55
Aug 20, 2012 5:58 pm
carmania
carmania
15 July 2012

Cost of Large fixed pane of glass 2500mm x 2500mm x 12mm

Cost of Large fixed pane of glass 2500mm x 2500mm x 12mm

Hi delatite13, I am looking at doing a home extension and was after a "rough" price to work out my budget. Ed, Yes, a typo on my part thanks for picking it up, I…

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carmania
Jul 15, 2012 1:04 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
29 June 2012

Safety strip with logo on glass

Safety strip with logo on glass
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Take extra care... you should not use a blade on a toughened glass panel, like this door, because toughened glass carries "fines" embedded in the surface, which can be…

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ECOECO
Jun 29, 2012 2:37 pm
ECOECO
amgsl55
amgsl55
20 June 2012

Is my door frame adequate

Is my door frame adequate

frame is fixed but I dont know what they did

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amgsl55
Jun 20, 2012 7:31 pm
idream3
idream3
10 June 2012

Need advice for curtains on rail

Need advice for curtains on rail

Wow mclaren your kitchen living is beautiful! I too love the look of those curtains going to ceiling height however we have 3m ceilings and the curtains were only made to…

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idream3
Jun 10, 2012 7:58 am
brbp
brbp
1 May 2012

Louvres, has anyone got them?

Louvres, has anyone got them?

We have heaps of lourves in our current…

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brbp
May 01, 2012 11:40 pm
RocksInHead
RocksInHead
31 January 2012

Timber stackers @2400mm high

Timber stackers @2400mm high

Hi DCT Take a look at the Centor website http://www.centor.com.au with one word of warning.....their stuff aint cheap but it is darn…

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RocksInHead
Jan 31, 2012 10:14 pm
amgsl55
amgsl55
3 December 2011

My upstairs glass is cracked

My upstairs glass is cracked

Awesome design dude really fantastic and indeed able to implement these designs. Thanks for have such a nice post thanks…

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amgsl55
Dec 03, 2011 8:36 pm
CoolHandLukes
CoolHandLukes
29 August 2011

Cleaning windows

Cleaning windows

Hi BlueBlueBlue. Go to your local cleaning shop and get yourself a professional window cleaning scraper. They have a soft metal blade that wont scratch the glass. Put some…

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CoolHandLukes
Aug 29, 2011 9:45 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 August 2011

Gap at the end of the window ledge?

Gap at the end of the window ledge?

Most windows have an offset reveal and the transom (the part you are talking about), finishes without connecting to the reveal. Ours does connect. Post a pic... to check. Ed

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ECOECO
Aug 26, 2011 5:11 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 August 2011

Motorised awning window actuators?

Motorised awning window actuators?

Hi, Looking at retro-fitting electric winders to existing awning windows at the top of a raked ceiling... I know they can do it to new windows…

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ECOECO
Aug 21, 2011 7:33 pm
ECOECO
aza0
aza0
13 August 2011

Double glazing timber front door.

Double glazing timber front door.

Thankyou very much. Bunnings was only for an example anyway.

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aza0
Aug 13, 2011 1:07 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
23 June 2011

Window Architraves?

Window Architraves?

Has anyone had plantation shutters installed to plaster reveal windows?

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blueblueblue
Jun 23, 2011 1:48 pm
joles
joles
22 May 2011

Interior double door hardware

Interior double door hardware

We have two sets of double doors... one set into the study (two full size doors) and one to the master bedroom (one full size, one half size door). We have a handle only…

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joles
May 22, 2011 8:06 pm
joles
chippy
chippy
4 April 2011

Door lifter tool

Door lifter tool

As bashworth said. Chisel and block does the same thing.

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chippy
Apr 04, 2011 11:27 pm
chippy
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
31 March 2011

What's on the base of your front door frame?

What's on the base of your front door frame?

Thanks stormy. Thats right, our garage is the same floor level as the rest of the house. The front door frame is meranti but the garage to house door is indoors, nor outdoors

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blueblueblue
Mar 31, 2011 10:48 pm
free will
free will
22 March 2011

Cheap Vs expensive internal doors

Cheap Vs expensive internal doors

I remember going to see a house as was thinking of buying - it was not cheap. It had the really light honeycomb doors and my first thought was that if I bought the house,…

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free will
Mar 22, 2011 9:45 pm
Lex
Lex
9 March 2011

Concealed Door Closers

Concealed Door Closers

We just installed a mesh 'security' front door and opted not to have a door closer (although we didn't get credit for it). I still can't see the need for the closer. I…

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Lex
Mar 09, 2011 7:14 am
Lex
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Rsc
Mar 07, 2011 1:03 am
jtnru
jtnru
28 February 2011

duette/honeycomb blinds/ double roller blindsPosted: Mon Feb

duette/honeycomb blinds/ double roller blindsPosted: Mon Feb

i am looking for a good alternative to roller blinds for three north facing windows ( western red cedar windows) that obviously receive a lot of sun . i thought of roller…

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jtnru
Feb 28, 2011 8:59 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
27 February 2011

Linen cupboards - what type of doors?

Linen cupboards - what type of doors?

For those with custom made linen doors, is there a bulkhead above tour cabinet or does it go all the way to the ceiling?

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blueblueblue
Feb 27, 2011 4:23 pm
CC101
CC101
24 January 2011

Double entrance doors

Double entrance doors

thanks miss for the information and link. my builder supplies only corinthian doors - so can not select humedoors.

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CC101
Jan 23, 2011 11:29 pm


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