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theyetti
theyetti
30 October 2010

How to install brick under the window in an angle?

How to install brick under the window in an angle?

4. Our brickie gave us the option of using either extra mortar or bricks cut in half horizontally to fill the gap under our window sill bricks. We chose the horizontally…

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theyetti
Oct 30, 2010 7:21 am
tigerandox
tigerandox
30 October 2010

Front door/security door

Front door/security door

:: Thank you for all thos that replied, most helpful. The door is a hinged, according to the prelim contract, haven't been able to get a hold of anyone from M to confirm,…

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tigerandox
Oct 30, 2010 8:39 am
Trish
Trish
3 November 2010

Timber bay window with feature lead light help...

Timber bay window with feature lead light help...

Hughes in Oakleigh have a good selection from time to time but they are expensive (secondhand) If you want new you could just get them done plain and have the leadlight…

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Trish
Nov 03, 2010 10:15 pm
Trish
Visionarii Brad
Visionarii Brad
4 November 2010

uPVC windows and Crimsafe / Amplimesh screens

uPVC windows and Crimsafe / Amplimesh screens

Okay, no simple answer for this one as there are a couple of variables. By way of background, we are a uPVC fabricator (Deceuninck profile) and a Bradnams aluminium…

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Visionarii Brad
Nov 04, 2010 10:25 am
muresco
muresco
4 November 2010

Double Glazing costs

Double Glazing costs
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi ! We have excisting timber sliding doors . Who can quote in Melbourne on putting in upvc glass in lieu of the current standard glass ? What do you think this would cost ? :)

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muresco
Nov 04, 2010 3:56 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
6 November 2010

Show me your FRONT DOOR...

Show me your FRONT DOOR...

I actually wanted just a solid wood door with no glass, the one which looks like it has slats across it, but the front hallway is quite big and would have been so so dark,…

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Rizzo
Nov 06, 2010 9:48 am
Windowfactory
Windowfactory
6 November 2010

Fitting secondhand upvc sliding doors missing reveal

Fitting secondhand upvc sliding doors missing reveal

Hi, Our website has a step by step guide for installation. Check out ''installation' section in the top menu. Regards, Katrina

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Windowfactory
Nov 06, 2010 10:50 am
theyetti
theyetti
6 November 2010

Anyone know where I can purchase a garage door?

Anyone know where I can purchase a garage door?

you know what, I think you're right theyetti, I think they've misplaced the decimal point....$1,700 sounds right( I hope!) ::wink::

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theyetti
Nov 06, 2010 3:39 pm
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mac64
Nov 07, 2010 12:17 pm
chippy
chippy
8 November 2010

replacing timber windows with aluminium

replacing timber windows with aluminium

I always like to leave a little bit up my sleeve. :wink: I would expect a specialist would get through it a bit quicker. I would say you could go close to doing a whole…

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chippy
Nov 08, 2010 4:05 pm
chippy
powinc
powinc
9 November 2010

Funky Door Furniture

Funky Door Furniture

This is a tricky one, but has anyone out there got some 'left field' or funky doorware info??

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powinc
Nov 09, 2010 8:39 pm
powinc
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 November 2010

Aluminium door recommendations - NSW

Aluminium door recommendations - NSW

Does anyone have any recommendations of a company with good customer service. Wide aluminium door frames (I think they call it similiar to…

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ECOECO
Nov 10, 2010 4:44 pm
ECOECO
Visionarii Brad
Visionarii Brad
11 November 2010

Double-glazed windows and a bi-fold door

Double-glazed windows and a bi-fold door

I have no affilliation with them but Highcraft in Ferntree Gully do a good timber Bifold. Could be worth a phone quote if you have sizes???

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Visionarii Brad
Nov 11, 2010 3:18 pm
asterix79
asterix79
11 November 2010

Double glazed door and window suppliers in Sydney

Double glazed door and window suppliers in Sydney

Just an update we ended up going with the above and were very happy with the finished product.

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asterix79
Nov 11, 2010 7:30 pm
TheOK
TheOK
11 November 2010

New door handles - fitting

New door handles - fitting

Good point about the router, I guess it's the chisel. It is just going to take a long time to get the result I want with 8…

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TheOK
Nov 11, 2010 8:00 pm
TheOK
kb46
kb46
15 November 2010

Door and flyscreen door opening in different directions?

Door and flyscreen door opening in different directions?

Our last rental had that and it worked fine. It didn't even take any "getting used to" because it was the only logical way to arrange the doors. (If the door handles lined…

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kb46
Nov 15, 2010 9:25 am
Lex
Lex
15 November 2010

Quote for security doors too much??

Quote for security doors too much??

Thanks donuts :D - I wasn't aware of the effect of the white mesh :shock: ...

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Lex
Nov 15, 2010 10:17 am
Lex
axio99
axio99
15 November 2010

Question on passageway

Question on passageway

Hey Chippy, thanks, that's what I thought. Based on the costing given to me by the builder, it is hard to see if there are charges, they sort of lump a few items together…

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axio99
Nov 15, 2010 12:54 pm
Hyper
Hyper
15 November 2010

N3 Wind Rating Windows - minimum glass thickness?

N3 Wind Rating Windows - minimum glass thickness?

In the end all the window manufacturer did was say that the windows had been…

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Hyper
Nov 15, 2010 7:18 pm
sconn
sconn
16 November 2010

PVC Windows

PVC Windows

PVC Windows.... We did a total renovation on an old house in Hobart 3 years ago and replaced all the windows with tilt & turn Kommerling units. We even used a Kommerling…

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sconn
Nov 16, 2010 6:00 pm
Windowfactory
Windowfactory
19 November 2010

Skylights - Brightness and type of light

Skylights - Brightness and type of light

It must be summer already because we had 3 calls about skylights this week. Mostly people inquire about getting a secondary double glazed fixed panel as a solution to the…

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Windowfactory
Nov 19, 2010 10:02 am
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
20 November 2010

Issues with sliding robe doors - large gaps

Issues with sliding robe doors - large gaps

On a two door robe, you can adjust either door to line up with one end only. An ideal fit on a two door robe would be for either door to sit correctly at both ends. If…

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Kevin Brown
Nov 20, 2010 8:00 am
Kevin Brown
Scaredy Cat
Scaredy Cat
20 November 2010

BAL Requirements and Comfort Plus

BAL Requirements and Comfort Plus

Thanks for that. We really can't afford the upgrade to double glazed windows. Is comfort plus not an option because of the toughened glass thing?

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Scaredy Cat
Nov 20, 2010 2:58 pm
Bam
Bam
22 November 2010

What timber stain for Entrance Door?

What timber stain for Entrance Door?

We were out researching this today and were told that the wattyl weathergard decking stain is a good product http://www.wattyl.com.au/WeatherGard/Pages/Stains.aspx We're…

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Bam
Nov 22, 2010 4:17 pm
Bam
karry327
karry327
22 November 2010

Glass for dining table...

Glass for dining table...

6mm I think would look nicer....

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karry327
Nov 22, 2010 8:53 pm
karry327
donR
donR
23 November 2010

Good Aluminium Sliding Stacking Door supplier installer NSW

Good Aluminium Sliding Stacking Door supplier installer NSW

Stegbar do manufacture a reasonable customised sliding doors but not quite what I want. I am looking for something more commercial grade with a 4 pane staking door closing…

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donR
Nov 23, 2010 12:19 pm
garden lover
garden lover
24 November 2010

External Canvas Blinds/Awnings

External Canvas Blinds/Awnings

Allan I havent received the bedroom blinds as yet. I know they will be good though. Wont block out 100% of heat. But I'd imagine majority would be blocked. With my…

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garden lover
Nov 24, 2010 7:05 am
Candylea
Candylea
24 November 2010

What does this window mean?

What does this window mean?

Oh, I thought it just meant you could push it up

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Candylea
Nov 24, 2010 8:55 pm
Candylea
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Bam
Nov 24, 2010 10:55 pm
Bam
priceisgd
priceisgd
28 November 2010

Cost of adding a window to brick veneer wall

Cost of adding a window to brick veneer wall

Can anyone please give me an idea of the costs of adding a window to a brick venner wall on the 2nd storey. This is a corner bedroom. Presume we will need council…

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priceisgd
Nov 27, 2010 11:10 pm
Bigtop
Bigtop
29 November 2010

Louvre Window in Bathroom

Louvre Window in Bathroom

Thanks for the tip but I decide to go with the aluminium framed window, only because I thought the children might get the window too wet while using either the bath or window.

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Bigtop
Nov 29, 2010 3:24 pm
chippy
chippy
29 November 2010

Difficulty getting custom aluminium windows

Difficulty getting custom aluminium windows
1, 2

OH&S demands that I wear steel caps.............just not in your new house. :lol: Wasn't there a thread somewhere about that. :D

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chippy
Nov 29, 2010 4:20 pm
chippy
Windowfactory
Windowfactory
29 November 2010

uPVC windows and glass choice

uPVC windows and glass choice

Bernard, If your priority is acoustic insulation: the bigger the air-gap the better. This is why if you were to do an assessment by an acoustic engineer, they will mostly…

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Windowfactory
Nov 29, 2010 10:09 pm
countrylife
countrylife
30 November 2010

Window orientation

Window orientation

Hi, I am sure this topic has been discussed fully before so if someone could point me in the right direction or sum it all up for me, I would be grateful! I have large…

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countrylife
Nov 30, 2010 10:30 am
Lilmsreno
Lilmsreno
3 December 2010

SLIM Wood-style Venetian Blinds

SLIM Wood-style Venetian Blinds

I went through Kresta blinds for mine, and I'm very happy. Can't say they'd be the cheapest though. This was quite a few years ago.

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Lilmsreno
Dec 03, 2010 12:09 pm
Pulpo
Pulpo
5 December 2010

Thermal bleed Stainless steel door jamb

Thermal bleed Stainless steel door jamb

Many thanks ALthough I think those coffee mugs and thermo flask having stainless steel on the outside is not actually there for insulation more for looks and…

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Pulpo
Dec 05, 2010 9:19 am
Micklou
Micklou
8 December 2010

Double hung windows

Double hung windows

Thanks garden lover. It's the hardest thing about some of the choices that you make - you dont know whether it is the wrong choice or if it is a supply issue, or even…

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Micklou
Dec 08, 2010 6:31 am
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
8 December 2010

sliding flyscreen security ? door (melbourne) for laundry

sliding flyscreen security ? door (melbourne) for laundry

Hi there, I am expecting to pay around $400 for the sliding door, though that may be with supermesh (Tougher than normal flyscreen)

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Victoria_g06
Dec 08, 2010 7:31 am
Victoria_g06
waylow
waylow
9 December 2010

those with Bi fold doors .....

those with Bi fold doors .....
1, 2

Adam, thanks for your post and I checked out the website. As we are interested in a 6 metre span, could you please give us an indication of cost…

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waylow
Dec 09, 2010 8:12 am
garden lover
garden lover
11 December 2010

Request for curtain and/or pelmet advice for family room

Request for curtain and/or pelmet advice for family room

If you go a smaller pelmet and maybe a more neutral colour they shouldnt dominate. And if your still worried, why not go a really fancy curtain rod instead?

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garden lover
Dec 11, 2010 6:49 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
12 December 2010

My A&L Windows - can I get them to wind out further?

My A&L Windows - can I get them to wind out further?

Yes, easily replaced... maybe the sashes on your downstairs windows are too heavy for the longer chain, but I doubt that. Ed

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ECOECO
Dec 12, 2010 3:25 pm
ECOECO
bashworth
bashworth
13 December 2010

Does the glass in a Wooden Frame door classify as a window

Does the glass in a Wooden Frame door classify as a window

Legally the situation is that the if the drawing with the door double glazed is part of the contract then the only way the builder might get out of it is if the door is…

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bashworth
Dec 13, 2010 12:39 am
bashworth
Julie R
Julie R
13 December 2010

Rylock, Allweather windows - difference?

Rylock, Allweather windows - difference?

Thanks Ed for this. Of course the quote from builders can also depend on which standard they are referring to, so we have to be careful.

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Julie R
Dec 13, 2010 5:19 pm
just Erin
just Erin
16 December 2010

Plantation Shutter

Plantation Shutter

We used Home Outlet http://www.homeoutlet.com.au, they weren't the cheapest, but we're really happy with the quality and colour range. We had…

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just Erin
Dec 16, 2010 12:16 pm
TheShed
TheShed
18 December 2010

White fly screens! Help!

White fly screens! Help!

Quick Q to those with surfmist fly screens and window frames.... what is the colour of your roof and front door? Did you also stick with…

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TheShed
Dec 18, 2010 9:37 pm
Pink Tulips
Pink Tulips
21 December 2010

Consistent colour scheme - Help!

Consistent colour scheme - Help!

Thanks so much everyone for your responses! Much appreciated.

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Pink Tulips
Dec 21, 2010 4:25 pm
sarahlou2
sarahlou2
21 December 2010

Curtains mixed with high ceilings and picture rails - wwyd?

Curtains mixed with high ceilings and picture rails - wwyd?

Hi Ikon, I had originally written off the idea of having a pelmet but it does make perfect sense in my scenario to have a pelmet. Thanks so much for your suggestions -…

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sarahlou2
Dec 21, 2010 4:03 pm
waylow
waylow
25 December 2010

Trimming an aluminium sliding door frame

Trimming an aluminium sliding door frame

Another way is to lift the door by adjusting the rollers. Screw in to lift, screw out to drop.

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waylow
Dec 25, 2010 5:59 pm
karry327
karry327
26 December 2010

How To Keep Flies Out From Bi-Fold Doors (AIR SCREEN???)

How To Keep Flies Out From Bi-Fold Doors (AIR SCREEN???)

We're going to have bi-folds too and one thing we had heard was to use a ceiling fan in the alfresco which helps. However I recently went to a party at a friend's house…

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karry327
Dec 26, 2010 8:09 am
karry327


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