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kylie@fex
kylie@fex
6 April 2010

What to do with this wondow????

What to do with this wondow????

Definately agree with Belial, 3 blinds and sticking to the widths of the frame of the window, you can hang them all together at the same length so it ends up looking like…

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kylie@fex
Apr 06, 2010 9:27 pm
fisho
fisho
6 April 2010

Double glazed windows Hobart

Double glazed windows Hobart

Hi, I'm looking at replacing a few standard single glazed windows with aluminium frames. I hear that double glazed windows with uPVC frames are very thermally efficient.…

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fisho
Apr 06, 2010 10:51 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
7 April 2010

Price comparison

Price comparison

When "shopping" for windows recently, we were told the following: - Standard (cheapy) aluminium will cost X - Deluxe aluminium will cost 1.5 x X -…

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ECOECO
Apr 07, 2010 3:13 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
7 April 2010

window/door nomenclature - help!

window/door nomenclature - help!

hi on our floorplan we have various doors and windows, what do these abbreviations translate into in terms of dimensions of the…

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ECOECO
Apr 07, 2010 3:22 pm
ECOECO
dymonite69
dymonite69
8 April 2010

Insulating curtains blinds or pannels

Insulating curtains blinds or pannels

We got honeycomb (cellular) blinds. They have a specially designed air pocket running across the blind to act as an insulator. They work well with modern homes as well. …

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dymonite69
Apr 08, 2010 10:54 am
dymonite69
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 April 2010

AS standards and windows

AS standards and windows

What I find so frustrating is that whilst I appreciate these standards are there to protect consumers Australia HAS to stop playing so…

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ECOECO
Apr 08, 2010 12:51 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 April 2010

Please help with windowm frame colour choice

Please help with windowm frame colour choice

The darker cream (Primrose) is out of fashion now. White Birch is the go. Or Beige or Black or Silver - all current and popular. Ed

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ECOECO
Apr 08, 2010 7:30 pm
ECOECO
Dollar
Dollar
10 April 2010

How much should i budget for window treatment

How much should i budget for window treatment
1, 2

This might sound stupid but how do you wash roman blinds? Can you?

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Dollar
Apr 10, 2010 2:22 pm
Bam
Bam
11 April 2010

Wooden Bi-folds

Wooden Bi-folds

Grand Opening Doors were the best priced in my preliminary quoting too :)

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Bam
Apr 11, 2010 1:59 pm
Bam
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MartinaL
Apr 12, 2010 12:45 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 April 2010

Meranti or hardwood, what should I choose?

Meranti or hardwood, what should I choose?

Pacific Maple is a trade name used for meranti and other similar Asian hardwoods. It is not a very durable timber for outdoor usage, any sort of paint protection will be…

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Dukekamaya
Apr 12, 2010 2:13 pm
Dukekamaya
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 April 2010

Cost of laminated glass

Cost of laminated glass

Well done Scott, you summed that up beautifully. SOME window companies will try to mislead you into believing IGU's will outperform…

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ECOECO
Apr 14, 2010 12:18 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 April 2010

Quote for new aluminium windows-bit pricey?

Quote for new aluminium windows-bit pricey?

Check with the builder to establish the cost of the install. Window quote might not be as bad as first thought. Wouldn't hurt to go and…

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ECOECO
Apr 14, 2010 12:24 pm
ECOECO
mac64
mac64
15 April 2010

Front Door rubber seals

Front Door rubber seals

lincoln sentry sell raven seals.Also self adhesive seals from hafele (part # 404.95.321 ) or fethers seal DS4 might do the job

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mac64
Apr 15, 2010 7:15 pm
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
16 April 2010

Which window frame colour?

Which window frame colour?

thanks...im starting to warm up to the idea of having peal white frames now.... ::smile::

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aLLaNNa1
Apr 16, 2010 1:18 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
16 April 2010

uPVC and bush fire rating

uPVC and bush fire rating

Bushfire risk is predominantly related to the amount of dense…

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dymonite69
Apr 16, 2010 8:41 pm
dymonite69
Perth Builder
Perth Builder
18 April 2010

Building Licence

Building Licence

Your bricklayer will make or break your house as all other trades simply work off him!. A house that starts right will finish right so get a reference from whoever you…

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Perth Builder
Apr 18, 2010 12:15 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 April 2010

EcoClassic in Albury Wodonga area

EcoClassic in Albury Wodonga area

We have a new representative in the Albury Wodonga area. Contact Warwick on 0427 213 453.

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ECOECO
Apr 19, 2010 10:45 am
ECOECO
Redd
Redd
21 April 2010

Finishing Cedar Doors and Windows

Finishing Cedar Doors and Windows

Outside or inside ? Cutek cd50 is a preservative oil , made in clear or with a tint, that you might want to look at for exterior. http://www.chemisys.com.au/cutek/index.htm

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Redd
Apr 21, 2010 11:11 pm
windowexpert
windowexpert
22 April 2010

Which oil would you use? Western Red Cedar window frames

Which oil would you use? Western Red Cedar window frames
1, 2

Not sure if anyone still following this thread which is pretty old now, but I have a couple of related questions which I have posted on a new…

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windowexpert
Apr 22, 2010 6:27 pm
windowexpert
windowexpert
23 April 2010

Waiting six months for Double Glaze PVC Windows

Waiting six months for Double Glaze PVC Windows

magee1 Who is the system provider of that company? If you get other quotes bear in mind that there are huge differences in quality and performance.

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windowexpert
Apr 23, 2010 8:08 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
24 April 2010

uPVC windows

uPVC windows

Keyed window locks illegal in the rest of the world? That's curious, we were just in UK & Europe I certainly saw plenty of double glazed uPVC…

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ECOECO
Apr 24, 2010 1:11 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
25 April 2010

Aluminium Bifolds

Aluminium Bifolds

Ed, do you recommend either PVC or Aluminium over the other for different scenarios? For example, if retro-fitting to an existing opening do you…

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ECOECO
Apr 25, 2010 12:40 pm
ECOECO
Deemaree
Deemaree
25 April 2010

Window furnishing for entertainment doors

Window furnishing for entertainment doors

I think you could be right about IKEA actually. The ones at Bunnings I'm looking at have a sort of "woven-timber "fabric-sort of like a few of the pre made romans around…

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Deemaree
Apr 25, 2010 9:44 pm
Deemaree
ECOECO
ECOECO
25 April 2010

Too many windows, advice needed

Too many windows, advice needed

At the moment we only have the vertical (hanging) blinds which we hardly ever open - defeats the object of the house really. When pulled, they…

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ECOECO
Apr 25, 2010 11:47 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
28 April 2010

Cost of replacing ordinary glass with safety glass

Cost of replacing ordinary glass with safety glass

Thanks for your quick response. I was hoping it would be under $1000, so hopefully your estimate is right. I would guess there would be about…

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ECOECO
Apr 28, 2010 4:47 pm
ECOECO
playhouse
playhouse
29 April 2010

Home outlet Blinds are they any good?

Home outlet Blinds are they any good?

Hi, Just want to get your opinion and experience with Home outlet for their blinds. Thanks very much, KG

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playhouse
Apr 29, 2010 2:41 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 May 2010

Stacker sliding doors

Stacker sliding doors
1, 2

You builder can make this work... he needs to set a rebate into the slab for the door sill and build in a drain in front. Not so…

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ECOECO
May 01, 2010 10:37 pm
ECOECO
dymonite69
dymonite69
3 May 2010

Why I chose double glazing

Why I chose double glazing

The rule doesn't meet regulations... 10% by floor area for light. Most modern homes have >20%. Your example has 6%-7% at best. This…

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dymonite69
May 03, 2010 9:06 am
dymonite69
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 May 2010

Aluminium or timber for beach

Aluminium or timber for beach

I agree with kid81... also awning windows will resist wind more and they don't let rain in when left open. On the beach you must look at wind resistance... Ed

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ECOECO
May 03, 2010 2:43 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 May 2010

Painting exisiting Aluminium Windows

Painting exisiting Aluminium Windows

Does anyone know of a company in Melbourne who will repaint exisiting aluminium windows ? Have renovated and now I need the two front windows…

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ECOECO
May 03, 2010 8:22 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 May 2010

Does WERS site work properly?.. (thermally broken aluminium)

Does WERS site work properly?.. (thermally broken aluminium)

Your search worked for me 2462 awning windows and 8039 total. I know the site goes down regularly. Ed

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ECOECO
May 04, 2010 6:53 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 May 2010

Bifold doors changing panels?

Bifold doors changing panels?

Gees you would think they are interchangeable panels. The first company that makes something like this will squash the…

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ECOECO
May 04, 2010 11:04 pm
ECOECO
Trish
Trish
9 May 2010

can a front door open out? does anyone have one?

can a front door open out? does anyone have one?

Am intrigued about why front doors always open inwards? Can they open outwards instead? Want a wide door but don't…

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Trish
May 09, 2010 10:20 am
Trish
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
10 May 2010

UPVC Bi-folds Perth

UPVC Bi-folds Perth

We seem to be abit backward with some things. :x I have watched a show on ABC afew times that shows houses being built in the UK etc. They have fantastic things…

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kerry-ann
May 10, 2010 2:34 pm
netadelle
netadelle
10 May 2010

Help - Plantation Shutters - what's wrong with Basswood???

Help - Plantation Shutters - what's wrong with Basswood???

I've just ordered western red cedar shutters from ShutterKits. They are supposed to arrive Wednesday, we are going to paint and install them ourselves. So will let you…

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netadelle
May 10, 2010 10:22 pm
netadelle

Quick help needed! What blind company to use????

Quick help needed! What blind company to use????

Hi There, I know you specified your three company choices - but if you consider doing the measuring yourself you can get a quote and order…

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seeking solutions
May 11, 2010 10:24 pm
seeking solutions
Lex
Lex
12 May 2010

Is your window Head Casing painted?

Is your window Head Casing painted?

On a second thought, probably not ... you are probably talking about the architrave (moulding) that gets attached all around the windows internally (inside the house) ...…

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Lex
May 12, 2010 9:30 am
Lex
netadelle
netadelle
13 May 2010

Painting my newly arrived Plantation Shutters

Painting my newly arrived Plantation Shutters

Hey, my plantation shutter kit arrived yesterday *yay* I got them from Shutterkits, as they where about $300 cheaper then Port Philip shutters and western red…

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netadelle
May 13, 2010 11:54 am
netadelle
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 May 2010

Double Glazing - Scorched curtains anyone?

Double Glazing - Scorched curtains anyone?

Double glazing does indeed trap radiant heat, but when it traps radiant heat, it is no longer radiant heat,…

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ECOECO
May 13, 2010 2:45 pm
ECOECO
dymonite69
dymonite69
14 May 2010

Advice needed on double glazing for a sunroom

Advice needed on double glazing for a sunroom

Thank you for your answers. I live in Canberra and have nice open mountain views in west direction. So I would prefer to have windows on west side…

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dymonite69
May 14, 2010 9:14 am
dymonite69
wizard
wizard
14 May 2010

Close to the beach, can I still use timber for windows?

Close to the beach, can I still use timber for windows?

Timber is fine, just remember that the clear or paint you use is going to degrade quicker so you will need to do more maintenance more often than a house far from the…

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wizard
May 14, 2010 9:29 am
wizard
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
14 May 2010

Reasonable prices for curtains?

Reasonable prices for curtains?

hey 4walls - thanks for all that information! I had no idea it was so complicated. Good questions I will ask to the people that have given me a quote already. The…

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stonecutter1309
May 14, 2010 8:46 pm
stonecutter1309
ECOECO
ECOECO
18 May 2010

Cracked Comfort Plus Windows

Cracked Comfort Plus Windows

I'm not sure I can afford more legal action with the ******* builder... I will leave it to the Building Commission to deregister him over the…

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ECOECO
May 18, 2010 8:50 am
ECOECO
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
19 May 2010

Building in bushfire prone areas

Building in bushfire prone areas

Try reading the building thread by deletedpenguin - they had bushfire rating issues with some doors and they used a consultant to liaise with RFS to get what they wanted…

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stonecutter1309
May 19, 2010 1:38 pm
stonecutter1309
Southies
Southies
19 May 2010

Help with window film (window tint). Where can I get it

Help with window film (window tint). Where can I get it

just got a batch of samples posted to me by this mob in NZ, recommended by ed @ EcoClassic. http://www.windowfrosting.co nz THe prices seem quite reasonable.

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Southies
May 19, 2010 3:23 pm
Southies
MissVintage
MissVintage
19 May 2010

Widening my front entrance door

Widening my front entrance door

What about a window. Could you have the window removed to get the furniture put in and then put it back afterwards?

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MissVintage
May 19, 2010 3:39 pm
MissVintage
Mills
Mills
20 May 2010

garage door seals

garage door seals

Hello, You may wish to consider using a Raven door seal. They have a large range or seals for most application. Refer to link below for information on seals for garage doors.

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Mills
May 20, 2010 12:31 pm


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