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alt0160
alt0160
5 August 2011

What to use for servery bench under bi-fold kitchen window?

What to use for servery bench under bi-fold kitchen window?

Thanks for the ideas guys. I'm probably going to go with some kind of stone or marble bench - the essa stone looks interesting, I'll definitely…

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alt0160
Aug 05, 2011 6:11 pm
windowexpert
windowexpert
1 August 2011

Security - double glazing versus old windows?

Security - double glazing versus old windows?

We use 8.38 laminated glass on the outer pane where security is an issue. Also we add more locking points. Also we use inside glazing beads only. Not sure whether the…

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windowexpert
Aug 01, 2011 6:35 pm
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Bernard
Aug 01, 2011 4:16 pm
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suh
Jul 31, 2011 10:58 pm
suh
tintin
tintin
31 July 2011

Solatube double storey

Solatube double storey

hi - just wondering if anyone has installed solatube in first flr of a double storey house? please share experiences as to how difficult the install was?

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tintin
Jul 31, 2011 9:10 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
30 July 2011

window energy values in contracts - when can builder extra?

window energy values in contracts - when can builder extra?

I disagree with you Ed, though I was seeking thoughts from others in the forum. What if my specification was for 1 outdoor tap and the…

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ECOECO
Jul 30, 2011 10:53 pm
ECOECO
Lex
Lex
29 July 2011

Taking the Redi-Shades OFF

Taking the Redi-Shades OFF

Thanks, ladies :D Well, what do you know. I was just putting one on in the afternoon and placed it the wrong way so wanted to re-do it. It took off a bit of paint off the…

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Lex
Jul 29, 2011 9:15 pm
Lex
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
29 July 2011

Custom sized insect screens for Alfresco.

Custom sized insect screens for Alfresco.

Those both look promising,Thanks. I'll take other names if any one has them too. Size of the opening seems to be an issue in that the ones I have already spoken too say…

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chrisandkate
Jul 29, 2011 9:29 am
cmooring
cmooring
27 July 2011

Is there a trick to installing flyscreens in these windows?

Is there a trick to installing flyscreens in these windows?

Installing from the inside, while wedging it in at the top on a 45 degree angle, and then just slotting the bottom part of the screen in worked a treat. Thanks for the…

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cmooring
Jul 27, 2011 11:48 pm
cmooring
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nrh157
Jul 26, 2011 6:16 am
nrh157
Wolffie
Wolffie
24 July 2011

Windows ratings

Windows ratings

Hi. I am a new member. Our house was destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Yasi and we are in the process of demolishing it in order to build a new house. Not 1 window was broken…

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Wolffie
Jul 24, 2011 9:53 am
mtchairs
mtchairs
23 July 2011

French Doors - advice needed

French Doors - advice needed

Hi, Hoping to get some advice on what to do with the French doors I have in the master bedroom opening on to a small balcony. See pic linked below. I would like to have…

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mtchairs
Jul 23, 2011 4:13 pm
catjim
catjim
23 July 2011

Can anyone recommend melb timber venetian company?

Can anyone recommend melb timber venetian company?

We got our double roller blinds, verticals & shutters from Into Blinds http://intoblinds.com.au/ We're really happy with them and they are a family owned company. Erin…

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catjim
Jul 23, 2011 1:14 pm
aza0
aza0
23 July 2011

Acoustic Report - Window Upgrading Costs... Help?

Acoustic Report - Window Upgrading Costs... Help?

And for those with a bit of cash that are chasing a 44db reduction, have a look here: http://www.doubleglazed.com/windows.html Last paragraph

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aza0
Jul 23, 2011 12:24 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 July 2011

Windows with integrated roller shutters

Windows with integrated roller shutters

We do a similar product in Melbourne (Venetians between the glass in double glazing). You would need to change the glass unit to remove the blinds. Ed

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ECOECO
Jul 21, 2011 9:56 am
ECOECO
Dollar
Dollar
19 July 2011

Roller blinds - Over roll or Hidden? Recessed or Face?

Roller blinds - Over roll or Hidden? Recessed or Face?

We have ours rolling forward and they sit inside the window frame. I prefer this look best. Pelmets are really nice too.

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Dollar
Jul 19, 2011 8:39 pm
scratchy
scratchy
19 July 2011

How to fix frame gap?

How to fix frame gap?

to wrap this up - my early assumption turned out to be wrong. when i found where my spirit level was hiding, it turned out the vertical was vertical, but the floor sloped…

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scratchy
Jul 19, 2011 12:39 pm
sceen7
sceen7
16 July 2011

Bi Fold insect screens

Bi Fold insect screens

Have you checked ebay? I remember some time ago there was a direct supplier on there advertising pretty good rates :)

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sceen7
Jul 16, 2011 6:22 pm
infocus
infocus
16 July 2011

Flyscreens in Sydney

Flyscreens in Sydney

Hey Guys I'm looking around for the cheapest price for flyscreens in the Sydney area. Some I have spoken to charge a flat rate per flyscreen, some charge according to…

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infocus
Jul 16, 2011 1:25 pm
bella13
bella13
16 July 2011

Window replacement in timber weatherbo house - correct way??

Window replacement in timber weatherbo house - correct way??

Oh no :((((( I would have loved timber ones :((((((( Not to worry, live and learn

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bella13
Jul 16, 2011 1:12 pm
deb17
deb17
13 July 2011

Window Covering Inspiration

Window Covering Inspiration

I got it at Beacon Lighting, they have none now. I loved it as soon as I saw it, I bought it when we first started building. The beads that hang from it were missing, so…

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deb17
Jul 13, 2011 2:56 pm
andrewkafp
andrewkafp
13 July 2011

Looking for lowest cost screen doors

Looking for lowest cost screen doors

Hi all I am looking to get 4 sliding doors made, without security mesh, just flyscreen to go on a balcony for a unit I have seen these before, so I know that someone…

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andrewkafp
Jul 13, 2011 2:37 pm
Aesthetic Blinds
Aesthetic Blinds
13 July 2011

Ventex Fabric Venetians

Ventex Fabric Venetians

I have experience in these blinds - they collect dust and they don't block out light. So don't use them for a child's bedroom. If you need to air and light control, Timber…

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Aesthetic Blinds
Jul 13, 2011 1:00 pm
Aesthetic Blinds
Aesthetic Blinds
13 July 2011

Painting timber venetians?

Painting timber venetians?

I've been selling custom made blinds for over 10years and I wouldn't suggest painting them. Maybe try and sell your existing ones and look at purchasing new white…

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Aesthetic Blinds
Jul 13, 2011 12:49 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
9 July 2011

Multi-track sliding doors and stacked doors

Multi-track sliding doors and stacked doors

We are considering replacing our regular open/ shut back door and double windows with a multi-tracking sliding door. But Ive just been researching…

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ECOECO
Jul 09, 2011 11:00 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
7 July 2011

BAL Rated Windows & Doors

BAL Rated Windows & Doors

list of windows by size and configuration.

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ECOECO
Jul 07, 2011 10:28 pm
ECOECO
Mclaren
Mclaren
7 July 2011

plantation shutters - anyone done them DIY?

plantation shutters - anyone done them DIY?

Yes someone has had a go at doing it themselves and did a good job - if you search for shutterkits I think you will find the thread. Cheers Annette

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Mclaren
Jul 07, 2011 11:51 am
Mclaren
davemeal
davemeal
5 July 2011

Installing flyscreens

Installing flyscreens

Have done some more searching around the net and came across these guys: www.diymagneticflyscreens.com.au. Has anyone ever used their products? Do they hold the fly…

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davemeal
Jul 05, 2011 6:16 pm
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Luscaly
Jul 05, 2011 12:34 pm
kb46
kb46
5 July 2011

Sliding Wardrobe Door Headache

Sliding Wardrobe Door Headache

That style of track comes from capral (called magic touch) and is only available in a 2 track design. You eventually get used to what door to open…

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kb46
Jul 05, 2011 10:07 am
infocus
infocus
3 July 2011

Retractable Flyscreens

Retractable Flyscreens

Hey nrh I called ehi actually. They quoted an approx quote over the phone. $720 for 2100h x 2600w. As you mentioned, there is the pleated option which is more visble to…

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infocus
Jul 03, 2011 9:08 pm
Eccles
Eccles
3 July 2011

Energy Efficient Doors

Energy Efficient Doors

I am in the process of designing my house. It is going to be energy efficient with lots of wall and roof insulation and double glazed windows (with thermally broken…

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Eccles
Jul 03, 2011 2:15 pm
adamprice
adamprice
1 July 2011

Resizing Windows Price Estimate

Resizing Windows Price Estimate

We are moving our kitchen to where the lounge room currently is and in the process want to resize 2 windows. The windows are currently 1600mm of the ground and will be…

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adamprice
Jul 01, 2011 1:38 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
28 June 2011

Windows

Windows

We have product available most times. Contact sales @ecoclassic .com.au Ed

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ECOECO
Jun 28, 2011 9:36 am
ECOECO
Deemaree
Deemaree
27 June 2011

Cavity sliders for wet areas - safe?

Cavity sliders for wet areas - safe?

We had a cavity slider to our ensuite in both our last houses-no issues whatsoever. We have a cavity slider to the Walk In pantry in this house and after 6 months it has…

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Deemaree
Jun 27, 2011 12:28 pm
Deemaree
gem58
gem58
26 June 2011

Front Door Jamb

Front Door Jamb

Currently i have a set of french doors that open outwood as the front door. I want to change this to double doors that open inward or but a singlge door and two…

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gem58
Jun 26, 2011 11:29 am
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
Starz
Starz
22 June 2011

Interior flush panel doors

Interior flush panel doors

We went for flush panel this time around. The house we live in now has a classic look 4 panel profile and when we went to 'modernize' the room, it still looked a bit…

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Starz
Jun 22, 2011 6:11 pm
Starz
david242gt
david242gt
19 June 2011

Need help with window design for the front of my house

Need help with window design for the front of my house

Hey i like the look of this house. Without seeing any more of it i would have the top window with the curved head. Maybe the two lower windows could be connected with…

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david242gt
Jun 19, 2011 7:46 pm
david242gt
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 June 2011

Double glazing sound proofing and thermal insulation

Double glazing sound proofing and thermal insulation

Well done, I am not fond of businesses that supply what you have done for yourself and charge way more than replacement windows... Ed

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ECOECO
Jun 19, 2011 6:29 pm
ECOECO
bobbie
bobbie
19 June 2011

Where can I buy safety film to apply to my windows?

Where can I buy safety film to apply to my windows?

That looks good. Further down the listing it says it can be used on houses. It also says to search 'protinting', I did that and it came to a site…

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bobbie
Jun 19, 2011 9:38 am
bobbie
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 June 2011

Bi-fold doors or floor to ceiling glass doors

Bi-fold doors or floor to ceiling glass doors

Stacked doors are different to bifold doors, and different to stacker doors, stacked doors are very expensive (the $40k), bifolds are cheaper (say $6k depending on…

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ECOECO
Jun 19, 2011 7:59 am
ECOECO
piscean
piscean
18 June 2011

Is this a fault or OK?

Is this a fault or OK?

it's hard to tell without seeing photos but as pedro said that overlapping strip where the doors meet is meant to be there. each door may have a strip, one will be on the…

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piscean
Jun 18, 2011 10:26 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
15 June 2011

Double glazed condensation?

Double glazed condensation?

And your relative humidity, indoor temp and outdoor temp during the night?

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dymonite69
Jun 15, 2011 10:12 am
dymonite69
suh
suh
14 June 2011

plantation shutter pics please?

plantation shutter pics please?

I have white-ish shutters but not black windows, sorry.

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suh
Jun 14, 2011 9:44 pm
suh
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 June 2011

Double glazing with project builder

Double glazing with project builder

Thanks ed, that's good to know, so the frame remains in place by the sounds of it? Just the glazing gets replaced... I see what u mean by calling it…

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ECOECO
Jun 14, 2011 4:13 pm
ECOECO

ooh I cant wait either! we were down Church street Saturday night, might have to do a drive by in the next week or so and check it out :D

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