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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 6:03 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 12:54 pm
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 1:20 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 1:25 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 3:18 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 6:52 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 10:33 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 4:48 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 11:06 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 10:13 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 3:40 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 10:47 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 7:52 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 9:19 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 8:48 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 8:32 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 11:22 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 9:21 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 8:39 am
Lex
Lex
17 February 2011

Window Tinting (Sydney)

Window Tinting (Sydney)

Thanks, b. Yes, I actually spotted some film at Bunnings the other day. Apparently need to use baby shampoo for the installation :shock: ... wouldn't attempt it on my own, though !!

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Lex
Feb 17, 2011 8:11 am
Lex
chippy
chippy
17 February 2011

Perth - 30yr old al windows/doors renovate?

Perth - 30yr old al windows/doors renovate?

Nice area. :D If they are aftermarket then they can be removed. They may have been fixed with the anti tamper screws so removal could be more difficult. They should be…

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chippy
Feb 17, 2011 5:43 pm
chippy
n&n02
n&n02
18 February 2011

Can anyone recommend a window tinter - Brisbane Northside

Can anyone recommend a window tinter - Brisbane Northside

We're looking to get 4 windows tinted across the back of our house. Can anyone recommend someone from Brisbane area? Also can you get window tinting without the "mirror"…

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n&n02
Feb 18, 2011 1:36 pm
eN0ch
eN0ch
18 February 2011

Front door stuck after rain

Front door stuck after rain

Thanks to you both. And relax, kb. I wasn't at all offended. My response obviously failed as humour :) Some helpful starting points there. I've got a painter coming in a…

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eN0ch
Feb 18, 2011 7:53 pm
tiklpikl
tiklpikl
23 February 2011

roller shutters

roller shutters

::dizzy:: Any recommendations for roller shutters on the central coast nsw please

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tiklpikl
Feb 23, 2011 2:28 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 6:50 pm
take2
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 9:36 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 5:23 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 2:15 pm
ECOECO
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 9:59 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 3:03 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 4:34 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 3:22 pm
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 6:42 pm
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Rsc
Mar 07, 2011 2:03 am
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 7:43 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 8:14 am
Lex
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 10:58 pm
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
bashworth
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Southies
Mar 16, 2011 8:29 pm
Southies
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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

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