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75etd
Jan 02, 2011 6:58 pm
piscean
piscean
3 January 2011

The doors in my place aren't standard size!

The doors in my place aren't standard size!

it sounds like they were a bit lazy then, they should have sanded it up smooth before painting/putting finish on - esp with that exposed edge that you see when the door is open.

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piscean
Jan 03, 2011 9:53 pm
Lex
Lex
9 January 2011

Locking aluminium sliding windows

Locking aluminium sliding windows

Looks like our old house had vent locks (I think that's what it was - thanks Ed for naming it :wink:). There was no separate key - just the same keying mechanism/part as for…

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Lex
Jan 09, 2011 8:12 am
Lex
GTI
GTI
9 January 2011

Redi Shades Temporary Window coverings

Redi Shades Temporary Window coverings

I might be too late but we bought some black block out ones from Blinds in a Box and they are fantastic! About $50 delivered for 6 blinds and…

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GTI
Jan 09, 2011 6:10 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
9 January 2011

Built in Doggy Door

Built in Doggy Door

Hi, I was wondering has anyone got a built in doggy door to the security door or standard door. We are looking at getting one soonish, but can't…

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Cooped07
Jan 09, 2011 7:07 pm
Cooped07
Windowfactory
Windowfactory
9 January 2011

Installing DG windows

Installing DG windows

Hey there, Check out this page for information on installation: http://www.windowfactory.com.au/Soundpr ... ation.html Click on appropriate method for details. Pretty…

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Windowfactory
Jan 09, 2011 7:42 pm
tomthechippy
tomthechippy
9 January 2011

sealing exterior window frame

sealing exterior window frame

DO NOT USE ESTOPOL!!! lol you can buy a arsnic based product to help treat the timber but its pretty full on stuff, and if the timber has already rotted then its all but too late

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tomthechippy
Jan 09, 2011 8:34 pm
Bagheera
Bagheera
9 January 2011

Front door question

Front door question

yeap - I'm a bit confused as why you need a solicitor to look over your addenda or schedule whatever is called in your area and check if the builder installed the right…

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Bagheera
Jan 09, 2011 8:36 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 January 2011

How do I determine wind rating on second hand windows?

How do I determine wind rating on second hand windows?

Another thought... check that the windows have stickers showing the rating... likely inside the frame opening. Ed

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ECOECO
Jan 10, 2011 4:01 pm
ECOECO
multitaskingmummy
multitaskingmummy
10 January 2011

Do these windows look right to you?

Do these windows look right to you?

Thanks Lou. I appreciate you showing me the photos. tomthechippy - thanks for your thoughts too. The carpenter is going to install timber architraves around each window…

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multitaskingmummy
Jan 10, 2011 8:12 pm
grinder
grinder
13 January 2011

TIPTOP BLINDS- Clayton(Melbourne)

TIPTOP BLINDS- Clayton(Melbourne)

Hello May too late but I've had installed a roller blind from A1 blinds http://www.a1blinds.com.au/contact.php 14 years ago and never had a…

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grinder
Jan 13, 2011 6:30 am
grinder
grinder
grinder
13 January 2011

magnetic or velcro flyscreens?

magnetic or velcro flyscreens?

Thanks for the feedback Really appreciated

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grinder
Jan 13, 2011 10:39 pm
grinder
just Erin
just Erin
14 January 2011

For all those with Double Rollers - Please answer

For all those with Double Rollers - Please answer

Tried posting earlier, but lost the internet grrrrr. I think the blinds for our doors cost around $600, or a little over. They were from a Melbourne based company Into Blinds

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just Erin
Jan 14, 2011 12:23 pm
niko
niko
14 January 2011

Sticking Doors

Sticking Doors

There is an easier way. Replace your hinges with "The Original Adjustable Door Hinges". They allow you to move your door up or down, side to side…

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niko
Jan 14, 2011 3:56 pm
Rudy
Rudy
15 January 2011

External window coverings on rendered houses

External window coverings on rendered houses

sliding shutters picture Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.

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Rudy
Jan 15, 2011 1:55 pm
Rudy
Nonna
Nonna
15 January 2011

Hafele door hardware

Hafele door hardware

I seem to recall that Haefele sell directly to the public…

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Nonna
Jan 15, 2011 6:20 pm
Nonna
Rizzo
Rizzo
17 January 2011

Awning Windows versus Sliding Windows????

Awning Windows versus Sliding Windows????
1, 2

Another thing to think about, a few people I know have moved into new homes and have the awning windows - even when fully wound out they open…

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Rizzo
Jan 17, 2011 4:06 pm
mac64
mac64
19 January 2011

Solid Core Doors

Solid Core Doors

you may also want to consider acoustic seals to the door stops and drop seal on the bottom (raven rp8si) will help alot with reducing noise

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mac64
Jan 18, 2011 11:38 pm
nicenurse
nicenurse
19 January 2011

Does anyone have a Calypso door?

Does anyone have a Calypso door?

Hi, I've been looking at the Interblind door as a possible external door to my new laundry, which faces west, and during my search I came across the Corinthian Calypso…

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nicenurse
Jan 19, 2011 11:06 am
deb17
deb17
21 January 2011

Silver or white windows with white plantation shutters

Silver or white windows with white plantation shutters

I think both would be fine. Silver really goes with any color.

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deb17
Jan 21, 2011 10:44 am
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
allforjj
allforjj
24 January 2011

Laundry doors slider or solid

Laundry doors slider or solid
1, 2

I have sliding doors leading out from my laundry, didn't really think about it much when we were building, just accepted the builder's standard. I have a problem now with…

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allforjj
Jan 24, 2011 7:09 am
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Lex
Jan 26, 2011 7:26 am
Lex
Lornad
Lornad
26 January 2011

WINDOWS -Has anyone used Enviro Vision?

WINDOWS -Has anyone used Enviro Vision?

Hi, has anyone used this company for their windows & doors. Thinking of using them but wanted to hear any comments which might be useful. Thanks

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Lornad
Jan 26, 2011 7:39 pm
garden lover
garden lover
27 January 2011

sheer vertcals

sheer vertcals

I really like them also. Have only seen on TV and in mags but will be definately looking into when I do my renos. Very classy. I also love the sheer pleated curtains. …

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garden lover
Jan 27, 2011 1:59 pm
Nandi
Nandi
30 January 2011

How much do arched windows cost?

How much do arched windows cost?

Hi Guys We are building our home in Sydney for the very first time and are bit clueless about QUITE a few things:) We have signed up for the tender and are in the…

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Nandi
Jan 30, 2011 8:15 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
31 January 2011

Window company to do it all?

Window company to do it all?

Hi, With secondary double glazing, I have not experienced condensation (I have secondary double glazing with our own windows here at the…

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ECOECO
Jan 31, 2011 5:03 pm
ECOECO
EdwinaMcG
EdwinaMcG
1 February 2011

Plantation Shutters - Outside Mount

Plantation Shutters - Outside Mount

They do look ok mounted on the outside, but maybe a little boxier! If the company makes a nice frame for them to go it this can look quite nice. Unfortunately many people…

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EdwinaMcG
Feb 01, 2011 11:54 am
EdwinaMcG
EdwinaMcG
1 February 2011

Need advice on honeycomb / cellular blinds

Need advice on honeycomb / cellular blinds

Answer to 1-3 in one go - The light filtering are very robust & can even be scrunched up and will sit back into place. The block out fabric isn't as soft & will show…

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EdwinaMcG
Feb 01, 2011 12:20 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 February 2011

Window Options for second story extension

Window Options for second story extension

Yes, in a fashion. They only secure way to fit the screens is to face…

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ECOECO
Feb 01, 2011 12:25 pm
ECOECO
miss_petepie
miss_petepie
2 February 2011

issues with ants coming through the gaps!

issues with ants coming through the gaps!

will post pics tonight :) was thinking of one of those barrier sprays might be worth it. there is a small window box that was 4 plants but they just seem to be coming up…

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miss_petepie
Feb 02, 2011 2:18 pm
miss_petepie
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 February 2011

Cheap Double Glazed Windows - another load for quick sale...

Cheap Double Glazed Windows - another load for quick sale...

Hi Ed Do you have any louvres on your sale? Or Do you have any windows/doors in smooth cream? Also, Do you send to Mid North…

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ECOECO
Feb 03, 2011 5:52 pm
ECOECO
alfabeta
alfabeta
3 February 2011

2450mm window top to floor - no readymades fit -arrgh! help

2450mm window top to floor - no readymades fit -arrgh! help

Hi all, we solved the problem with slat venetian blinds, they fit snuggly inside the window frame. They were on a fairly decent special as well!!! About 50% off! We were…

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alfabeta
Feb 03, 2011 9:33 pm
vgolfer
vgolfer
4 February 2011

Victorian style red glass with pattern

Victorian style red glass with pattern

We have a Victorian style house in Hawthorn. On either side of our front door we have the two red strips of red glass with Victorian style frosted patterns. One of the…

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vgolfer
Feb 04, 2011 3:48 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 February 2011

Floor Height Clearance for External Bi-Fold Frame

Floor Height Clearance for External Bi-Fold Frame

G'day all, Just wondering if anybody can help. We had some External Aluminium Bi-Folds installed during our renovation and after tiling we…

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ECOECO
Feb 04, 2011 10:06 pm
ECOECO
darrell81
darrell81
8 February 2011

Perceptions "The 2-Storey Builder" - Benchtop issues

Perceptions "The 2-Storey Builder" - Benchtop issues

on my old place i fixed 12mm hardwood edging strip to the bench top edges.looked real good and easy to do.

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darrell81
Feb 08, 2011 9:13 pm
danrts
danrts
11 February 2011

anyone using Clearshield in Cairns?

anyone using Clearshield in Cairns?

Hi an interesting observation. These are the doors and windows we need for security screens. Louvers require "boxing in" : Company A = $10,000! (this is the builder's…

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danrts
Feb 11, 2011 2:40 pm
donuts
donuts
11 February 2011

Timber stained internal doors- will it match the decor?

Timber stained internal doors- will it match the decor?

agree with all of the above!!! paint 'em baby ::cool:: my builder thought I wanted my timber double glass doors stained and did stain them first. they looked awful, well to be…

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donuts
Feb 11, 2011 9:47 pm
donuts
kb46
kb46
12 February 2011

sliding doors, windows and louver sizes

sliding doors, windows and louver sizes

ours are mostly 900 wide x 2100 tall. i don't know what brand they are but i can check next time i'm at the house. Our builder told us that there wasn't much of a price…

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kb46
Feb 12, 2011 6:52 pm
Lex
Lex
12 February 2011

Grey flyscreen mesh

Grey flyscreen mesh

I think that's the one :lol:

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Lex
Feb 12, 2011 8:19 pm
Lex
pattycake4
pattycake4
14 February 2011

Adding doors to my theatre

Adding doors to my theatre

There is a display house at wallara waters with Accoustic Curtains,made me feel like I was in a movie theatre.Very nice

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pattycake4
Feb 14, 2011 7:48 pm
nicenurse
nicenurse
15 February 2011

Pivot front door - 1500mm

Pivot front door - 1500mm

Thanks so much for your replies, just wondering is there any way to reduce warping or to correct it if it becomes an issue? Also, the hydraulic pivot mechanism - would…

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nicenurse
Feb 15, 2011 7:32 am
jimmyreno
jimmyreno
15 February 2011

Not enough height for a standard door

Not enough height for a standard door

In Australia I occasionally find a door that opens outwards but its certainly not common. Interestingly enough in Sweden most external doors…

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jimmyreno
Feb 15, 2011 10:22 am
darrell81
darrell81
15 February 2011

What to do about flooded door?

What to do about flooded door?

the door will be rooted.just get them to pay for a relacement. i,m in the process of changing all the doors on QLD cultural centre after the floods.all 540 firecheck doors…

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darrell81
Feb 15, 2011 8:21 pm
foc1
foc1
16 February 2011

Change window to door

Change window to door

Easy DIY job... I know a fairly decent place in SE Melb.. Its called Window Warehouse in Somerville. It would be a 2 man job though to remove window and replace door. Look…

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foc1
Feb 16, 2011 7:39 am


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