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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?
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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
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 5:03 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 9:33 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 4:55 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 7:05 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 8:51 am
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dave-
Jul 17, 2010 5:33 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 8:18 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 6:28 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 8:49 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 9:22 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 2:08 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 8:01 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 4:04 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 11:33 am
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 6:10 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 11:15 am
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 9:54 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 9:09 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 4:49 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 6:43 pm
ECOECO
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donnam
Aug 02, 2010 10:43 pm
foundation
foundation
3 August 2010

Awning window winders

Awning window winders

Hi Everyone, I am currently building with PD and the windows have been installed. The colour I picked and as stated in the colour schedule is Jasper but I have noticed…

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foundation
Aug 03, 2010 7:31 pm
mac64
mac64
5 August 2010

Unusual glass for door

Unusual glass for door

if you google (nationalglass catalogues) about half way through pdf there is a wine artico is this similar or is it a finer pattern/grain

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mac64
Aug 05, 2010 11:32 pm
tomee
tomee
6 August 2010

help with noise from windows for a new owner

help with noise from windows for a new owner

ill be checking out http://www.certainteed.com.au/ on the weekend. anyone dealt with them? i have received a lot of calls from visiting the home ideas centre but they…

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tomee
Aug 06, 2010 8:55 am
Ross
Ross
6 August 2010

Cost of installing Cavity Doors

Cost of installing Cavity Doors

That is so expensive! I put one in my own house that I bought from a garage sale for $50.Extra 150 for door, then i just knocked out some gyprock, cut out some nogging and…

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Ross
Aug 06, 2010 3:38 pm
sweetime
sweetime
6 August 2010

Mirror Door?

Mirror Door?

Love it, Ross! My friend has suggested similar things with a "bookcase" door. I think it looks awesome, but can't fit it anywhere :(

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sweetime
Aug 06, 2010 3:48 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 August 2010

Making Security Screens

Making Security Screens

Take it to a security screen manufacturer and get it fixed. The materials will cost you more, and stretching the mesh is a skill. Ed

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ECOECO
Aug 06, 2010 4:48 pm
ECOECO
indidi
indidi
7 August 2010

Double Glazing with Comfort Plus. Any advice?

Double Glazing with Comfort Plus. Any advice?

Thanks once again Ed. We feel your info has really helped us sort out our window choices! :z: I know what you are saying about the Low E on surface 4. I was a bit confused…

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indidi
Aug 07, 2010 7:51 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
8 August 2010

Double glazing for northern windows

Double glazing for northern windows

Why not use a 'green' shade... ie deciduous vines? They prodive shade in summer and let the light in during winter... and can supply fruit if you choose an edible…

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onc_artisan
Aug 08, 2010 11:08 am
onc_artisan
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 August 2010

Bi-fold Doors - Help Please

Bi-fold Doors - Help Please

We can make double glazed aluminium or PVC. Also try Dowell, Trend, Stegbar. If you want timber, try…

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ECOECO
Aug 08, 2010 12:06 pm
ECOECO
take2
take2
8 August 2010

blinds on double sliding doors?

blinds on double sliding doors?

Your other option is panel glides which one of my friends has on her sliding door. They're basically like big vertical blinds that slide across in…

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take2
Aug 08, 2010 9:56 pm
take2
jrsantos
jrsantos
9 August 2010

Bi-part sliding doors and flywire

Bi-part sliding doors and flywire

I did a search and found this thread, which is exactly my problem, is there a solution for this as I want my security door outside and not inside the sliding door. Jon

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jrsantos
Aug 09, 2010 7:27 pm
n&n02
n&n02
11 August 2010

Changing Our Painted Entry Door to Stained Timber

Changing Our Painted Entry Door to Stained Timber
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I love your facade Southies and your front door was my inspiration to choose Jasper as well!! I love my front door (even though it still has only…

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n&n02
Aug 11, 2010 8:10 pm
B STAR
B STAR
13 August 2010

Door Wood

Door Wood

use the two pack type. Its the same product that they use on car bodies, when filling dents. Bunning have one in a green tin.

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B STAR
Aug 13, 2010 9:57 am
Trinity
Trinity
13 August 2010

gaps in rubber window seals

gaps in rubber window seals

Ed, that was the first thing I checked! They have applied the sealant to the front of the rubber, but I can definitely see two oblong slit drainholes in front of the…

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Trinity
Aug 13, 2010 1:26 pm
neil_se
neil_se
13 August 2010

should I get factory window tinting or aftermarket tinting?

should I get factory window tinting or aftermarket tinting?

Ah right, I must not have been searching very hard. I can't find more detailed specs but the ones on the brochure don't really compare to an aftermarket film SOLAR…

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neil_se
Aug 13, 2010 8:29 pm
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
16 August 2010

Which material for custom doors under stairs?

Which material for custom doors under stairs?

I think just get a door (cheap plain one) and cut it back, cover the cut with something. Fill in the gaps, sand back and paint. May want to ask a chippie.

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Nathan SteelFab
Aug 16, 2010 10:17 am
Nathan SteelFab
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 August 2010

Large WIndows

Large WIndows

We were recently faced with manufacturing a 2400H by 5000W fixed window. The rest of the house was double glazed but to solve this…

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ECOECO
Aug 19, 2010 8:04 pm
ECOECO


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