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kexkez
kexkez
23 May 2011

Redishades at Bunnings Bunbury WA

Redishades at Bunnings Bunbury WA

Bargain. These make such great temp shades.

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kexkez
May 23, 2011 10:55 pm
kexkez
ECOECO
ECOECO
23 May 2011

Changing window sizes from the plan

Changing window sizes from the plan

Windows are tested here as well and there are limitations in size. But we make the windows to any size within the min. and max. size for…

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ECOECO
May 23, 2011 10:19 am
ECOECO
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 9:06 pm
joles
gelatiii
gelatiii
20 May 2011

Trend and Boral Windows

Trend and Boral Windows

Hello window experts I'm trying to gauge whether there's a significant difference between the two brands, on their basic single glazed windows. Any comments on their…

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gelatiii
May 20, 2011 5:01 pm
deb17
deb17
19 May 2011

Stacker door uneven - build

Stacker door uneven - build

Ours were the same Matt, they adjusted them and they shut properly now.

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deb17
May 19, 2011 11:29 pm
sabs1
sabs1
19 May 2011

Show me your plantation shutters!!!!!!!!!

Show me your plantation shutters!!!!!!!!!

Hey Robbie, no we didnt go with them. We actually went the complete opposite and got the top end of the range. I dont know if I could tell the difference but our installer…

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sabs1
May 19, 2011 9:16 pm
sabs1
PHL
PHL
17 May 2011

Upgraded to BAL FZ - confusion!

Upgraded to BAL FZ - confusion!

Easy to say - 'live somewhere else' when we only purchased in December last year. I find it confusing that two reports differ so greatly and am…

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PHL
May 18, 2011 12:21 am
danrts
danrts
15 May 2011

Cavity Sliding Door Furniture

Cavity Sliding Door Furniture

Connie - they're sold as a "back to back" kit (with 2 handles) and the builder got them from Gainsborough who manufacture all sorts of door handles / locks etc.

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danrts
May 15, 2011 8:26 am
saxlady
saxlady
10 May 2011

Ideas needed please, bifold(?) going around a corner?

Ideas needed please, bifold(?) going around a corner?

Thanks, thats helpful. But, yes I think the cost will be prohibitive.

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saxlady
May 10, 2011 6:16 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
9 May 2011

Can corner bi folds be installed later?

Can corner bi folds be installed later?

Not without support at the corner installed now... e.g. if it's a corner stacker you have then yes, if not, then…

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ECOECO
May 09, 2011 2:35 pm
ECOECO
westydave
westydave
6 May 2011

Which Windows and Doors to choose

Which Windows and Doors to choose

Hi, I am doing an OB in Western Sydney, and am trying to get some feedback on Window and Door suppliers. I am currently negotiating with Airlite and Dowell I am…

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westydave
May 06, 2011 9:17 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 May 2011

Bush Fire - Glazing FRL -/30-

Bush Fire - Glazing FRL -/30-

Hi Jaz, Did you go ahead with this glass? We are about to start our reno, but out FZ rating may put a stop to that. I was under the impression…

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ECOECO
May 06, 2011 7:51 am
ECOECO
danrts
danrts
1 May 2011

Sliding timber doors, not cavity sliders- Can it be done?

Sliding timber doors, not cavity sliders- Can it be done?

We were thinking along the same lines, but we chose to have them mounted as cavity sliders. Our opening is 2.8m wide x 2.4m high. Ours have stoppers so the doors dont…

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danrts
May 01, 2011 11:16 pm
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 10:40 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 5:18 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 7:49 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 10:45 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 8:15 pm
kiwi
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ECOECO
Apr 27, 2011 7:41 pm
ECOECO
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McKinnon
Apr 24, 2011 9:58 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 12:33 pm
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 12:21 pm
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 10:32 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 8:13 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 7:41 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 6:58 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 9:17 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 4:57 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 05, 2011 12:27 am
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 10:58 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 12:42 pm
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 1:36 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 7:58 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 5:55 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 11:48 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 10:42 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 7:59 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 5:55 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 4:50 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 2:43 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 7:25 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 1:02 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 1:35 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 10:45 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 5:39 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 7:53 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 12:34 pm
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Southies
Mar 16, 2011 8:29 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 6:45 pm
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