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mac64
mac64
18 June 2010

Australian Standards for windows

Australian Standards for windows

do you mean the opening that is created when the window is opened

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mac64
Jun 18, 2010 1:00 am
mac64
mac64
18 June 2010

Window pane thickness

Window pane thickness

google window safety film it's clear film and i think a bit thicker than normal

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mac64
Jun 18, 2010 11:11 am
take2
take2
18 June 2010

Locking Louver Windows

Locking Louver Windows

All our louvers came with locks, but if you can put locks on once installed you could always put on crimsafe/invisiguard on the windows would be more effective than…

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take2
Jun 18, 2010 11:24 pm
take2
kek
kek
19 June 2010

Asymmetrical stacking doors

Asymmetrical stacking doors

We love our bifolds, they really open up the space in a way that sliders just can't. But think carefully about which way you want them to open, and where you want the…

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kek
Jun 19, 2010 10:58 am
kek
Mozzie
Mozzie
21 June 2010

Slight damage to powder coated window. Will it get fixed?

Slight damage to powder coated window. Will it get fixed?

Yeah my site supervisor also gave me the 'window service' spin. Told me they clean all the tracks and get all the paint off the inside of the window frame... Absolute…

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Mozzie
Jun 21, 2010 11:24 am
Mozzie
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
21 June 2010

Western Red Cedar - maintaining

Western Red Cedar - maintaining

Painting the outside will get rid of your maintenance problems. The inside will not be a major problem if you keep them in the natural timber appearance. I still used an…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 21, 2010 7:16 pm
Dukekamaya
ring09
ring09
22 June 2010

Plantation Shutters Melbourne

Plantation Shutters Melbourne

Check out instyleblindsandshutters.com.au and another tiptopblinds.com.au and intoblinds.com.au, you can email them your plans and they will send you back a quote, seem to…

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ring09
Jun 22, 2010 9:46 pm
ring09
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
23 June 2010

Recommendations for (reasonably priced) roller blinds

Recommendations for (reasonably priced) roller blinds

www.iseekblinds.com.au - I have them in my own house, and have put them in for my clients. Send them an email and get some fabric samples to compare which you like best…

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IkonInteriors
Jun 23, 2010 7:55 pm
IkonInteriors

We often get asked for tilt & turn windows, which we supply in PVC, they look neat and are very flexible in operation. They have one drawback, being European in origin,…

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ECOECO
Jun 24, 2010 3:25 pm
ECOECO
RedIsotope
RedIsotope
29 June 2010

Curtains in Perth

Curtains in Perth

No one? :lol: Oh well.... :(

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RedIsotope
Jun 29, 2010 7:48 pm
royalblue
royalblue
30 June 2010

Insulation, Carpets & House Paint

Insulation, Carpets & House Paint

Re: carpets and underlay. There is no universal 'best'. You need to consider all your requirements before choosing what is best FOR YOU. With regard to environmental…

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royalblue
Jun 30, 2010 12:22 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 July 2010

Double Glazed Windows

Double Glazed Windows

I think secondary glazing (with real windows) or replacement double glazed windows will be about the same price. I think replacement will add more value to your…

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ECOECO
Jul 01, 2010 4:56 pm
ECOECO
Trinia
Trinia
3 July 2010

window and benchtop not level...what would you do??

window and benchtop not level...what would you do??

If it is the window- you can either custom fit a new sill over the existing sill to match the kitchen line or pull out and replace the window. My sympathy. That mismatch…

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Trinia
Jul 04, 2010 12:01 am
Trinia
kb46
kb46
4 July 2010

well priced entry doors?

well priced entry doors?

Our builder recommended Crown doors as being good quality "properly solid" doors that he thought were good value for money. They have a website where you can see all the…

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kb46
Jul 04, 2010 11:09 pm
barkly
barkly
6 July 2010

Some advice if you are thinking of replacing windows...

Some advice if you are thinking of replacing windows...

Ed, Thanks for your advice above - I fitted two of your windows over the weekend and they fitted perfectly - at 5mm less than the original windows they were actually a…

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barkly
Jul 06, 2010 12:16 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
8 July 2010

Old 40's style home alloy window replacement

Old 40's style home alloy window replacement

It would be normal for the brickwork to be supported across the width of the opening by a lintel. This can usually be seen from the exterior. It would not be normal for…

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ausdesign
Jul 08, 2010 12:21 pm
ausdesign
Deemaree
Deemaree
8 July 2010

Is this gate too expensive ?

Is this gate too expensive ?

We have just received our invoice for our 35m of dog proof fencing complete with a 1800mm wide x 1200mm high gate (admittedly the fence is wire...)For 6 round treated pine…

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Deemaree
Jul 08, 2010 5:18 pm
Deemaree
shavey
shavey
8 July 2010

Media room vs Family/dining vs open plan

Media room vs Family/dining vs open plan

I'm actually just waiting on some quotes for the soundproofing options. Might just go for another level of plasterboard if it's too much extra. The floors throughout the…

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shavey
Jul 09, 2010 12:45 am
Suze
Suze
9 July 2010

Permit requiring opaque windows

Permit requiring opaque windows

Thank you everyone for the suggestions. The removable film sounds great . Hope they don't check too carefully. I'd imagine many will be trying some crafty ways to overcome…

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Suze
Jul 09, 2010 12:17 pm
sweetime
sweetime
9 July 2010

can I shave off bottom of hollow core door

can I shave off bottom of hollow core door

or take some off the top and some off the bottom - but this will require that you rehang the door (and after recent experiences, i can advice it can be hellish! - let's…

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sweetime
Jul 09, 2010 4:03 pm
Tumbarumba
Tumbarumba
10 July 2010

DG or Laminated Doors?

DG or Laminated Doors?

We live in Tumbarumba, NSW on the western side of the Kosciusko range. It is a cool climate but with sunny days pretty well all year round. Not as cold as Ballarat in…

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Tumbarumba
Jul 10, 2010 3:53 pm
LeighM
LeighM
11 July 2010

Double Glazing Options

Double Glazing Options

Hi, We are trying to sort out our window options at the moment and it is doing our head in how many options we have. We are going an Aluminium awning windows for most in…

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LeighM
Jul 11, 2010 10:33 pm
kid81
kid81
12 July 2010

Door Handle - Change knob to lever (with lock?)

Door Handle - Change knob to lever (with lock?)

hmmm, makes it hard. need to find out the size of the cutouts. most are fairly standard but can't be sure without knowing exactly what it is. you might need to post a…

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kid81
Jul 12, 2010 3:26 pm
sweetime
sweetime
13 July 2010

Double glazing - VERY important?

Double glazing - VERY important?
1 ... 5, 6, 7

And here I was thinking that the reason people closed curtains was to stop people seeing into rooms...clearly I missed an important lesson somewhere! A huge round of…

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sweetime
Jul 13, 2010 10:53 am
beckandbubs
beckandbubs
13 July 2010

retro-fitting sliding cavity door

retro-fitting sliding cavity door

Thanks very much barkly! I'll have to read through those instructions in more detail when we start to fit one... they don't make much sense to me right now. We have raked…

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beckandbubs
Jul 13, 2010 6:03 pm
locus
locus
13 July 2010

Ready to hang blinds & window dimensions

Ready to hang blinds & window dimensions

We've been looking at ready to hang blinds as a more cost effective option for dressing the windows throughout our home. The window dimensions specified on our plans seem…

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locus
Jul 13, 2010 10:33 pm
locus
sweetime
sweetime
14 July 2010

??? Type of window coverings..

??? Type of window coverings..

Interestingly I'm looking at right track for curtains - but I'm in Carrum Downs (there's a store there, too). Did anyone get curtains through right track, or just blinds?

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sweetime
Jul 14, 2010 5:55 pm
kristofw
kristofw
14 July 2010

replacement upvc windows

replacement upvc windows

Chris - Yes, it does seem a good way to go-trouble is we are living here- wouldn't want to be left without windows in winter!! I suppose we could…

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kristofw
Jul 14, 2010 8:05 pm
kristofw
inthewoods
inthewoods
15 July 2010

Cost to widen a window opening for a bifold door?

Cost to widen a window opening for a bifold door?

Just reviving this old thread since we want to do the same thing. Chocoholic, would love to know if this job has been done and whether you can recommend anyone. We have…

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inthewoods
Jul 15, 2010 9:51 am
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dave-
Jul 17, 2010 6:33 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
18 July 2010

Fixing Spring loaded Windows

Fixing Spring loaded Windows

On the bottom of the sash there is a screw which attaches the bottom of the spring to the sash via a lug on the actual bottom of the spring. The…

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ECOECO
Jul 18, 2010 9:18 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 July 2010

Retro fit alloy windows into double brick rendered

Retro fit alloy windows into double brick rendered

thanks again. So would this be the only form of flashing required? siliconed frame onto the render? I am struggling with a design for flashing…

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ECOECO
Jul 20, 2010 7:28 pm
ECOECO
take2
take2
20 July 2010

double sliding doors for 2400 x 3000 opening?

double sliding doors for 2400 x 3000 opening?

We have 2400h x 3600w stacker doors, we had to get an engineered beam put in to support the wieght of the doors, they are heavier than the 2100h stacter doors we have. …

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take2
Jul 20, 2010 9:49 pm
take2
Ken Millard
Ken Millard
21 July 2010

Does 'crimsafe' type screen block airflow?

Does 'crimsafe' type screen block airflow?

Pleased to be of help. All of our listed Crimsafe Licensees are fully qualified and will do a good job - Wynstan have a number of stores across Sydney and are very…

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Ken Millard
Jul 21, 2010 10:22 am
Pipe
Pipe
21 July 2010

What’s the best window covering for cat owners?

What’s the best window covering for cat owners?

In my last house I had a combination of wooden venetian blinds and vertical blinds. One downside to the wooden venetian blinds is if they're in the bedroom or ensuite they…

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Pipe
Jul 21, 2010 3:08 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
22 July 2010

Sidelight window thickness?

Sidelight window thickness?

Hi, I have a sidelight next to my front door dimensions approx 2.1m x 0.4m I've been told that standards state required thickness is 5mm thick…

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ECOECO
Jul 22, 2010 9:01 am
ECOECO
joles
joles
22 July 2010

Do you have a picture of a sunscreen blind from outside?

Do you have a picture of a sunscreen blind from outside?
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catjim, the curtains are fine. But I don't pull them across from the first open point if that makes sense. There's 11 eyelets each side and I sort of put my hand in the…

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joles
Jul 22, 2010 5:04 pm
joles
tolitowigene
tolitowigene
23 July 2010

Box bay window help....please

Box bay window help....please

Hi, would someone please recommend a Melbourne supplier of box/bay windows with leadlight along the top of the window, like the ones Harkaway homes use - sorry, I'm not…

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tolitowigene
Jul 23, 2010 12:33 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 July 2010

Life expectancy of uPVC windows.

Life expectancy of uPVC windows.

Thanks Ed. I got this response at the home show and my recollection was they said one used a rubber compound, the other a silicon. Will have to…

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ECOECO
Jul 26, 2010 7:10 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 July 2010

Plans don't pass thermal efficiency requirements

Plans don't pass thermal efficiency requirements

The major temptation and mistake for passive solar designers is to overglaze. the premise is that if a little sun is good perhaps a lot is…

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ECOECO
Jul 26, 2010 12:15 pm
ECOECO
kyton
kyton
28 July 2010

Blinds - Different brands

Blinds - Different brands

Can't help you with the actual companies but from my experience you need to make sure that you are comparing apples with apples. When we had our quotes done it worked out…

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kyton
Jul 28, 2010 10:54 am
kyton
Lex
Lex
30 July 2010

Cutting down Timber venetians

Cutting down Timber venetians

Thanks, dirk. This is then probably something that we should not attempt on our own ::hyst:: I think I would just ruin it :( :( :(

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Lex
Jul 30, 2010 10:09 am
Lex
Visionarii Brad
Visionarii Brad
2 August 2010

Winder colour in relation to frame colour

Winder colour in relation to frame colour

Yes you are a control freak.......kidding. If you could choose, I would personally go for a silver winder/operator. Matches everything and stands…

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Visionarii Brad
Aug 02, 2010 5:49 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 August 2010

Best way to block freeway & train noises via windows

Best way to block freeway & train noises via windows

The lowest uValue available in Viridian single glazing is 3.6 using comfort plus. Given the relative price competitiveness of double…

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ECOECO
Aug 02, 2010 7:43 pm
ECOECO
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donnam
Aug 02, 2010 11:43 pm


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