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doogs82
doogs82
1 May 2011

Mixing timber and aluminium doors and windows

Mixing timber and aluminium doors and windows

Hi, just wondering if it would look strange to have timber lift and slide D/G panels next to aluminium louvre and awning windows? We don't think we can get aluminium lift…

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doogs82
May 01, 2011 9:40 pm
donnam
donnam
1 May 2011

Can you make either bi fold or tri fold doors out of mdf

Can you make either bi fold or tri fold doors out of mdf

Hi Just wondering if you can make doors out of mdf. My parents need a solution for their study nook (2.2m wide opening). They would prefer trifold doors so they don't…

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donnam
May 01, 2011 4:18 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
28 April 2011

flyscreens

flyscreens

My Daughter had her flyscreens and security doors installed today by ON SITE FLYSCREENS in Epping. They were excellent great workmanship.for anyone wanting a quote give…

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pattycake4
Apr 28, 2011 6:49 pm
Maverick24
Maverick24
28 April 2011

Fiting French Doors

Fiting French Doors

Our current front door is narrow (750mm) and needs replacing, we are looking at putting in some French doors but have had some conflicting reports on how hard it will be…

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Maverick24
Apr 28, 2011 9:45 am
kiwi
kiwi
27 April 2011

Removing old small windows and replacing with french doors

Removing old small windows and replacing with french doors

your welcome and good luck I hope you can find your answers. and they are good answers!!!

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kiwi
Apr 27, 2011 7:15 pm
kiwi
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ECOECO
Apr 27, 2011 6:41 pm
ECOECO
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McKinnon
Apr 24, 2011 8:58 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 April 2011

Aluminium windows

Aluminium windows

Don't quote me on it, but it…

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ECOECO
Apr 20, 2011 11:33 am
ECOECO
bindi
bindi
15 April 2011

Double glazed windows in WA.

Double glazed windows in WA.

Gidday there all! We are building in WA. We are putting in double glazed windows to our home. Just wandering if anyone can help on a few questions on double glazed…

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bindi
Apr 15, 2011 11:21 am
tingtingyang
tingtingyang
14 April 2011

vertical blind panels?

vertical blind panels?

Hi Turando, From I know, you can purchase it from the blinds factory $5/metre for the vertical blind panels. Hope can help you. Tingting

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tingtingyang
Apr 14, 2011 9:32 pm
ref_kt
ref_kt
14 April 2011

lockable door handles

lockable door handles

It is very easy to get a dead bolt installed (as well as keeping the current door handle you use on your other internal doors). Any lock smith you get to come and do this…

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ref_kt
Apr 14, 2011 7:13 am
ref_kt
Scout
Scout
14 April 2011

Buying Second-hand Windows

Buying Second-hand Windows

There's a response I was hoping for :D Thanks for your thoughts!

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Scout
Apr 14, 2011 6:41 am
Scout
snoofie
snoofie
13 April 2011

Timber Venetians on Sliding Doors??

Timber Venetians on Sliding Doors??

Thanks CA :-) I actually had the appointment with the Measurer from Crosby Furnishings yesterday and we went through the house and decided what we would use on each…

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snoofie
Apr 13, 2011 5:58 am
snoofie
Lex
Lex
6 April 2011

How do you blind/cover/dress up an arch window??

How do you blind/cover/dress up an arch window??
1, 2

You mean plantation shutters :D ? We're probably not going to have any, so maybe a one-off window with them is not such a good idea :th: ... Plus, I really like the shape of…

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Lex
Apr 06, 2011 8:17 am
Lex
soulreaper85
soulreaper85
5 April 2011

Double Glazing

Double Glazing

I agree with your opinions. Double glazing is indeed an energy efficient option, it may be a little costly...but you actually benefit in the long run. It's long lasting,…

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soulreaper85
Apr 05, 2011 3:57 am
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
donnam
donnam
4 April 2011

Q for those with roman blinds

Q for those with roman blinds

Hi We had our new Romans installed today. We used the same company that made our other Romans 5yrs ago. The new ones are in the same fabric as the old as we still have…

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donnam
Apr 04, 2011 9:58 pm
Windowfactory
Windowfactory
4 April 2011

Window question? What is this?

Window question? What is this?

Very surprised that sliding windows were specified for acoustic insulation, as they are generally the worst performing window acoustically. Having a secondary system is…

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Windowfactory
Apr 04, 2011 11:42 am
Little-bunny
Little-bunny
2 April 2011

GGL international / Instyle shutters n blinds

GGL international / Instyle shutters n blinds

Hi, I bought shutters n roller from their company. Reasonable quote and good service ! You can go to their website to ask for a quote! ^^

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Little-bunny
Apr 02, 2011 12:36 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 April 2011

Electronic Strike - aluminium door

Electronic Strike - aluminium door

Lincoln Sentry (branches all over) have what you want... your electrician wires it, your carpenter or window/door supplier installs it

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ECOECO
Apr 02, 2011 6:58 am
ECOECO
Rizzo
Rizzo
1 April 2011

should all doors be painted on the top and bottom..........

should all doors be painted on the top and bottom..........
1, 2, 3, 4

All this would happen if they would stop doing things the ancient way. In Europe ready painted doors out of the box complete with adjustable…

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Rizzo
Apr 01, 2011 4:55 pm
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
Goodieslalas
Goodieslalas
31 March 2011

Are fly screens installed from the outside or inside?

Are fly screens installed from the outside or inside?

Mine are hung on the inside because we have windows that wind out. On my parents house they are inside as their windows slide across to open. Hope that helps :)

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Goodieslalas
Mar 31, 2011 9:42 pm
Goodieslalas
ECOECO
ECOECO
31 March 2011

Awning windows versus doublehung

Awning windows versus doublehung

Hi, I am going to joiners to quote me on bifolds and windows as per my window schedule in my design plans. Currently my architect has specified…

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ECOECO
Mar 31, 2011 6:59 pm
ECOECO
Windowfactory
Windowfactory
29 March 2011

Low-e on W/N/E facing windows excessive ?

Low-e on W/N/E facing windows excessive ?

I think that window style can affect the energy efficiency in a home considerably, with or without low-e or tinted glass. Consider, for instance, sliding windows.…

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Windowfactory
Mar 29, 2011 4:55 pm
tory
tory
28 March 2011

recommendations for custom made door??

recommendations for custom made door??

hi we need a custom made door for an archway in our home - is it better to go to a specialist door maker or could a carpenter do a better and/or cheaper job? either way -…

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tory
Mar 28, 2011 3:50 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
28 March 2011

Sliding Fly screen - DIY?

Sliding Fly screen - DIY?

You can buy kits for windows. For doors I suggest ebay for the correct size door(and potentially color, but they can be painted easily too) then just get the mesh you…

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chrisandkate
Mar 28, 2011 1:43 pm

ok ive got round to adjusting the closer on my pivot door to what i see as a perfectly safe speed,heres a video clip of…

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darrell81
Mar 26, 2011 6:25 pm
Gone Ducky
Gone Ducky
26 March 2011

Solid front doors - where do I get them?

Solid front doors - where do I get them?

Thanks for the ideas! And for replying. I'm in Perth so don't think I could contact George! Now to find a big piece of wood...

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Gone Ducky
Mar 26, 2011 12:02 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
25 March 2011

Powder coating on window scratched during installation??!!!

Powder coating on window scratched during installation??!!!

put it this way - if your brand new car turned up with a scratch in it, would you let the dealer fix it with a spray can? do it properly and you…

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ECOECO
Mar 25, 2011 12:35 pm
ECOECO
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
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 March 2011

Fly Screen cutout for window winder.

Fly Screen cutout for window winder.

Hi Not sure what you are doing, a flyscreen on an awning window uses a skirt. This consists of a flat metal strip going between the sash and the winder for the width of…

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ECOECO
Mar 21, 2011 4:39 pm
ECOECO
Lex
Lex
18 March 2011

Blinds, flyscreens and Security doors

Blinds, flyscreens and Security doors

Hey q, well done! We'll be getting more quotes (hopefully soon as I can't stand our taped windows any more :roll: :evil: ) but I did make some quick inquiries and am very surprised…

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Lex
Mar 18, 2011 6:53 pm
Lex
Visionarii Brad
Visionarii Brad
17 March 2011

10mt span-Sliding Stackers or ? Pros and Cons & Price pls?

10mt span-Sliding Stackers or ? Pros and Cons & Price pls?

Hi Prin, I assume you would like the largest possible walk through space. The most pragmatic option (in my humble opinion) is a pair of bi parting sliders that open away…

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Visionarii Brad
Mar 17, 2011 11:34 am
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Southies
Mar 16, 2011 7:29 pm
Southies
bashworth
bashworth
13 March 2011

Filling in window space

Filling in window space

I would say that its a DIY job. Order Cut back the gyproc board around the opening to expose the timber frame in the…

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bashworth
Mar 13, 2011 5:45 pm
bashworth
catjim
catjim
11 March 2011

Melamine vs Vinyl Sliding Doors

Melamine vs Vinyl Sliding Doors

We've had vinyl doors in our current house for around 25 years. One door has a tiny tear in the vinyl but I can only blame myself for that one. It just needs gluing back…

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catjim
Mar 11, 2011 9:58 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
Frank Crute
Frank Crute
8 March 2011

Front Door

Front Door

Yeah great idea, you will enjoy that. But you will probably put a security on the front and that is what people will see from the streets.

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Frank Crute
Mar 08, 2011 6:43 pm
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Rsc
Mar 07, 2011 1:03 am
dstann
dstann
6 March 2011

New sliding door, and security screen

New sliding door, and security screen

We are looking to replace our back sliding door with a new one. I was wondering if anyone in western Sydney knows of any good companies that would supply and install both…

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dstann
Mar 06, 2011 5:42 pm
pman1971
pman1971
6 March 2011

Advice on who to go to for Timber bifolds

Advice on who to go to for Timber bifolds

I got another rough quote from another joinery for around $4K. This seems more reasonable.

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pman1971
Mar 06, 2011 2:22 pm
susie11
susie11
2 March 2011

Double roller blinds melbourne - any recomendations?

Double roller blinds melbourne - any recomendations?

Can anyone recommend someone reputable and efficient - we have a small 11 square unit and need about 8 windows covered. Happy to pay a bit more…

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susie11
Mar 02, 2011 3:34 pm
j&r
j&r
1 March 2011

BAL40/Flamezone windows - Trend or Bradnams?

BAL40/Flamezone windows - Trend or Bradnams?

Stegbar also do BAL40 rated windows. We found a significant difference between quotes - we have a large amount of glass and are rated BAL40 on 2 sides of the house... huge…

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j&r
Mar 01, 2011 2:03 pm
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
ECOECO
ECOECO
28 February 2011

Increasing size of door after council approval

Increasing size of door after council approval

All plan sizes for windows and doors are nominal. The supplier will supply the closest standard size, that is normal. So go ahead... Ed

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ECOECO
Feb 28, 2011 1:15 pm
ECOECO
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
donR
donR
24 February 2011

AWS (Vantage) vs. Wintec - Aluminium Windows & Doors

AWS (Vantage) vs. Wintec - Aluminium Windows & Doors

I just received a quote from Abbey Aluminium who do the AWS / Vantage stuff, as I have been looking at semi-commercial/commercial grade windows and doors. I was just…

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donR
Feb 24, 2011 8:36 pm
take2
take2
24 February 2011

panel verticals

panel verticals

I had them on a sliding glass door in the family room in our previous home, they looked great and very functional we got block out panels due to the tv. They just drew…

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take2
Feb 24, 2011 5:50 pm
take2


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