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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 10:44 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 26, 2010 12:47 am
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 5:47 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 3:41 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 11:37 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 10:06 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 3:43 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 9:22 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 7:53 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 05, 2010 12:04 am
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 11:20 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 3:34 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 11:22 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 11:24 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 10:30 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 12:54 pm
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 3:45 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 10:14 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 10:29 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 9:46 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 9:50 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 2:38 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 4:23 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 4:39 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 1:31 pm
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donnam
May 20, 2010 9:55 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 26, 2010 12:45 am
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 10:42 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 10:20 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 12:45 pm
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 6:02 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 10:53 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 2:10 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 9:41 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 4:17 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 7:59 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 5:49 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 4:58 pm
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ECOECO
Jun 10, 2010 11:13 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 8:04 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 10:07 am
ECOECO
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Mrs P
Jun 15, 2010 9:42 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 2:55 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 3:50 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 4:23 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 4:37 pm
Bam


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