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donnam
May 20, 2010 8:55 pm

240v vs 12v with inverter??

240v vs 12v with inverter??

Hi Nessie, io guess the first question is to make the decision of what light you ultimately want in your space. with 12v lighting, there are many more bulb options…

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Lighting Designer
May 25, 2010 11:45 pm
Lighting Designer
fabricgirl
fabricgirl
21 May 2010

Need Advise on Stacker vs Bi-Folds

Need Advise on Stacker vs Bi-Folds

Hi Ed, Thanks for the reply. After I posted (and a sleepless night) I realised which way we needed to go.(I think I just need to get it all out as it was driving me…

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fabricgirl
May 21, 2010 9:42 pm
fabricgirl
dymonite69
dymonite69
22 May 2010

Anyone used COOLAROO Outdoor blinds?

Anyone used COOLAROO Outdoor blinds?

Derek Wrigley, a Canberra Eco-architect mentions his use of it in his book on Sustainable Housing.

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dymonite69
May 22, 2010 9:20 pm
dymonite69
Ruralife
Ruralife
25 May 2010

Need to get some glass fitted to a door

Need to get some glass fitted to a door

Thanks Ed, I will have a look at their website. We have already purchased our front door (for when we were going to owner build) and that too is triple glazed - so the…

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Ruralife
May 25, 2010 11:45 am
Ruralife
Rockdancer
Rockdancer
26 May 2010

Adding A Window – Brick Veneer

Adding A Window – Brick Veneer

Please give me some info about a Do It Yourself project I would like to tackle. I want to open a brick veneer wall so I can put in a smallish mini-greenhouse type window,…

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Rockdancer
May 26, 2010 5:02 pm
mummagoose
mummagoose
26 May 2010

Fire resistant screens for bifold doors

Fire resistant screens for bifold doors

Sootymay, have you used "normal" windows underneath your shutters? Firezone, have you checked out Miglas and Trend? They do a special range of BAL 40 windows and I think…

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mummagoose
May 26, 2010 9:53 pm

suitable mouldings for window frame?

suitable mouldings for window frame?

Hi there. I would think 25mm square dressed sections would be fine. Just remember to use a high durability timber on the outside so it doesn't rot. I normally install the…

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dennis restoration
May 28, 2010 1:10 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
28 May 2010

Window height with higher ceilings

Window height with higher ceilings

In traditional design, window head heights are level along the facade. However, orientation and height can be anything you want in a modern house.

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dymonite69
May 28, 2010 8:41 am
dymonite69
ECOECO
ECOECO
31 May 2010

glazing help required for front area of house

glazing help required for front area of house

Maintain the same style window along the whole façade, to line up transoms. If you want more info can you include your elevations? Ed

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ECOECO
May 31, 2010 3:17 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
7 June 2010

Install Double Glazed glass

Install Double Glazed glass

Hi All, Can I just buy the Double Glazed glass and install it myself??? As it looks very very expensive to put the Double glazed windows by…

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ECOECO
Jun 07, 2010 6:59 am
ECOECO
atlas
atlas
8 June 2010

My double glazing experience - Ecoclassic, Miglas, Certain..

My double glazing experience - Ecoclassic, Miglas, Certain..

This forum has helped me heaps. Some knowledgeable posters on here. Eastern suburbs Melbourne. New build Gange-Design. Psuedo OB. Builder is great,…

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atlas
Jun 08, 2010 4:49 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
9 June 2010

Window in place of kitchen splash back

Window in place of kitchen splash back

It's nice and would have been perfect...but it's sure out of my price range! Oh well, was better to get a quote than continually wonder. Some of the uses for switchable…

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HappyCamper_au
Jun 09, 2010 3:58 pm
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ECOECO
Jun 10, 2010 10:13 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 June 2010

Cost to have 2 aluminium windows painted a different colour?

Cost to have 2 aluminium windows painted a different colour?

Email/PM me, on Tuesday I will send details of a guy who can do this. Ed

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ECOECO
Jun 11, 2010 7:04 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 June 2010

Double Hung Windows

Double Hung Windows

Hi all I have vantage 514 double hung windows. Was wondering if it is possible to…

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ECOECO
Jun 14, 2010 9:07 am
ECOECO
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Mrs P
Jun 15, 2010 8:42 pm
loco
loco
16 June 2010

internal door handles

internal door handles

Hi all, We've recently moved into a house which has crystalline 1970's door handles right through - ewww - they atched the chandeliers but they are all down now! We have…

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loco
Jun 16, 2010 1:55 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 June 2010

Square set windows (no reveal?)

Square set windows (no reveal?)

Hi, We occasionally use a fixing lug where a reveal is not required and fixing through the frame is not possible. it is part of the uPVC…

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ECOECO
Jun 17, 2010 2:50 pm
ECOECO
loco
loco
17 June 2010

Double Front Doors - security screens $1800?

Double Front Doors - security screens $1800?

I've heard of single secureview / crimsafe etc being about $1000 - so you're not far off it being accurate I would think.

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loco
Jun 17, 2010 3:23 pm
Bam
Bam
17 June 2010

windows for front of house - help!

windows for front of house - help!

Yeah, you would think :roll: I couldnt master it :lol:

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Bam
Jun 17, 2010 3:37 pm
Bam
waylow
waylow
17 June 2010

Laminated Low-E Glass & Cracking

Laminated Low-E Glass & Cracking

Simple solution, hand aris or polish all edges of any low-e glass. Standard practice, if you don't it will crack under thermal stress.

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waylow
Jun 17, 2010 8:55 pm
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 12:00 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 10:11 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 10:24 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 9:58 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 10:24 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 6:16 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 8:46 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 6:55 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 2:25 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 6:48 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 11:22 am
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 3:56 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 03, 2010 11:01 pm
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 10:09 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 11:16 am
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 11:21 am
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 4:18 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 08, 2010 11:45 pm
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 11:17 am
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 3:03 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 2:53 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 9:33 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 2:26 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 9:53 am


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