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ECOECO
ECOECO
6 February 2010

Is a quote 10mm wider the norm?

Is a quote 10mm wider the norm?

We are building a kit home & the window cavity as quoted from the kit company is for example 1200 x 800mm. The quotes say 1210 x…

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ECOECO
Feb 06, 2010 10:27 pm
ECOECO
pinkapples
pinkapples
7 February 2010

Double Hung Windows are WAY too tight!!!

Double Hung Windows are WAY too tight!!!

They are brand new from Langs building supply. I saw someplace that there is a screw someplace that you tighten and loosen to adjust. But i cannot find it.

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pinkapples
Feb 07, 2010 2:44 pm
pinkapples
kek
kek
7 February 2010

front door color

front door color

Check with your builder - with some, painting the inside of the front door to match internal doors is standard. With others, it's automatically the same as the outside of…

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kek
Feb 07, 2010 6:21 pm
kek
OMG
OMG
9 February 2010

Dumb window question re sizes on plan

Dumb window question re sizes on plan

Bugger - here I was thinking I would be all organised & ready when we moved in just to hang them! Oh well - thanks Ed - you have saved me from running around trying to…

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OMG
Feb 09, 2010 12:51 pm
Ari
Ari
12 February 2010

Should lintels be painted?

Should lintels be painted?

They didn't give us an date for handover. They're probably afraid of what is in the report.

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Ari
Feb 12, 2010 8:13 am
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gpierce
Feb 12, 2010 9:03 pm
mikkyG
mikkyG
13 February 2010

Shutters for an interior Void

Shutters for an interior Void

We purchased and assembled our kits from http://www.shutterkits.com.au/. They were cheap, came up a treat and the retailer was very helpful with instructions, tips etc…

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mikkyG
Feb 13, 2010 8:38 pm
craftytess
craftytess
13 February 2010

a blind question

a blind question

@judie: that's a good option. isn't it they are a bit dearer than the double hollands? @suh: i figured that i like the light-filtering shades too more than the blockouts.…

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craftytess
Feb 13, 2010 9:11 pm
TheVulcan
TheVulcan
14 February 2010

Trend Bi-Fold Doors

Trend Bi-Fold Doors

I have access to a x2 new T r e n d Ali bifold doors. If recall correctly they are: 5 panel 2.4m x 4m in Nat Matt. They are brand new, never left the factory.…

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TheVulcan
Feb 14, 2010 5:02 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
15 February 2010

Sliding stacker door that is hidden in the wall cavity.

Sliding stacker door that is hidden in the wall cavity.

www.windowsbydesign.com.au 29/328 Reserve Road Cheltenham Vic 3192 The showroom is worth checking out, it's the nicest showroom I have seen by far. They are part of the…

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McKinnon
Feb 15, 2010 5:01 pm
kaindec
kaindec
15 February 2010

Who knows about doors?

Who knows about doors?

Hi, i would like to install a new internal door for the study. There house seems to have been built with a door in mind for the future. The dimensions are 2217H x 890W x…

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kaindec
Feb 15, 2010 5:48 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
15 February 2010

Long Casement Windows on First Floor

Long Casement Windows on First Floor

A window grille is not quite the right description, a false juliet balcony. There are a lot of these in Brighton and Balwyn because most of them have long casements in the…

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McKinnon
Feb 15, 2010 9:26 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
15 February 2010

Insides and outsides of window frames

Insides and outsides of window frames

A whole lotta people on this forum have started their posts with "I know this is a dumb question but ...". I've never done that til now! But here goes ... I know this is…

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Elizabeth
Feb 15, 2010 10:24 pm
paulfe
paulfe
16 February 2010

Venetian Bi Folds

Venetian Bi Folds

Thanks for the offer but I am in Sydney!

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paulfe
Feb 16, 2010 9:30 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
17 February 2010

Floor to ceiling windows

Floor to ceiling windows

Are you having screens as well? Check out Centor Architectural screens, they look fab with wide openings.

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McKinnon
Feb 17, 2010 9:48 am
Bam
Bam
17 February 2010

*Custom* Timber Bifold Companies

*Custom* Timber Bifold Companies

Thanks McKinnon :D I quite like the look of timber and although a few people have mentioned the maintenance involved, Id rather pay for the look involved with timber and…

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Bam
Feb 17, 2010 10:57 am
Bam
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
17 February 2010

Finally found great alum windows.

Finally found great alum windows.

Do they use thermal breaks? I can't see any reference to them on their website.

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Elizabeth
Feb 17, 2010 8:20 pm
Southies
Southies
18 February 2010

Finding odd size door

Finding odd size door

pop into a local joinery company if an exact match is required.

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Southies
Feb 18, 2010 4:26 pm
Southies
Annietom
Annietom
20 February 2010

Bifold Door Flyscreens

Bifold Door Flyscreens

$2,500 - $3,200 - F** ME Come on in I say to the flies!!! I can't afford that in a blue fit! what a scam! WE just got the flyscreens on all other doors (cept front) and…

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Annietom
Feb 20, 2010 10:47 am
Annietom
andy
andy
21 February 2010

plantation shutters on a stacker door that slides

plantation shutters on a stacker door that slides

they are not cheap approx $4000 ,they look great . You can also see them at any victory blind showroom.

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andy
Feb 21, 2010 7:23 am
Brenny
Brenny
21 February 2010

Wave Pivot door - Cedar or Vic Ash

Wave Pivot door - Cedar or Vic Ash

Many thanks for your help. Think I will go the victorian ash rather than pay the extra. We are building for the first time, I thought it would be a lot easier than this.…

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Brenny
Feb 21, 2010 12:28 pm
TheVulcan
TheVulcan
22 February 2010

Sliding glass doors, switching locaiton of sliding panels?

Sliding glass doors, switching locaiton of sliding panels?

It can be done. The ones I have done required little hack-saw to cut off a piece of the sliding sash. The top and bottom of the sliding sash at the interlock is punched…

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TheVulcan
Feb 22, 2010 10:28 pm
andy
andy
23 February 2010

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters

we are not sure if white plantation shutters or timber look shutters will go with blackbutt flooring . the walls are off white . any opinions txs :?

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andy
Feb 23, 2010 8:34 pm
TheVulcan
TheVulcan
24 February 2010

Cost to install First Floor Windows

Cost to install First Floor Windows

I would need more details as to what's involved. If it was a house under construction timber frame stage I would say. Scaffold hire = $125 . Cost to pick it up, errect,…

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TheVulcan
Feb 24, 2010 6:05 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
25 February 2010

retractable screen doors

retractable screen doors

Will look at CDK. All savings are good. Thanks

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mrssnowden
Feb 25, 2010 8:17 pm
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
25 February 2010

plantation shutters

plantation shutters

we are not sure if white plantation shutters or timber look shutters will go with blackbutt flooring . the walls are off white . any opinions…

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overwhelmed
Feb 25, 2010 8:51 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 February 2010

Changing existing windows to louvres??

Changing existing windows to louvres??

I have two square awning windows in my splashback. Is it possible to change these to louvres? If so, would it be a nightmare or relatively…

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ECOECO
Feb 26, 2010 9:35 pm
ECOECO
kek
kek
27 February 2010

Need a good Blinds and curtain company in Melbourne.

Need a good Blinds and curtain company in Melbourne.

I have checked few companies before window covering blinds installation at my home. I have installed Roman Blinds from Energy Window Fashions ( ) in Melbourne. They did…

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kek
Feb 27, 2010 2:12 pm
kek

I think Corinthian & Hume are the 2 main ones, our builder uses hume and we're having the Accent mostly and a few feature doors (to be used on pantry, Laundry), these are…

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BecH
Feb 27, 2010 11:02 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
28 February 2010

Sliding wall

Sliding wall

Thanks Ed. I had a look at that site and it's not really what I'm after. I might be best to try for a cavity slider mechanism. Anyone know where to get these from?

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mrssnowden
Feb 28, 2010 3:52 pm
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
1 March 2010

Urgent help needed to dress these 3 big glass doors

Urgent help needed to dress these 3 big glass doors

We thought we had found a solution to dressing these 3 big doors and chose e-screens and jamaican blinds. They got installed the week we moved in and since then (a…

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overwhelmed
Mar 01, 2010 12:51 pm
Mercer77
Mercer77
1 March 2010

Curtains for 2.4 by 2.4

Curtains for 2.4 by 2.4

Ok, we would like to cover a huge door in our bedroom and we've seen something that was really nice in one of the Metricon houses in Springfield Lakes in Brisbane.…

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Mercer77
Mar 01, 2010 1:36 pm
cherub
cherub
2 March 2010

Difference b/w Galvanised and Stainless Steel Mesh doors

Difference b/w Galvanised and Stainless Steel Mesh doors

Some not most of the tea stains have come off the mailbox with soap & water. Have just bought the 3M s/s clean & polish spray & have yet to…

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cherub
Mar 02, 2010 7:43 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
3 March 2010

Clearshield or Crimsafe

Clearshield or Crimsafe

Try searching on both those terms - there's been lots of discussion on the forum already 8)

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stonecutter1309
Mar 03, 2010 10:46 am
stonecutter1309
TheVulcan
TheVulcan
6 March 2010

Replacing Glass in Aluminium Window

Replacing Glass in Aluminium Window

1. I gather the beading and rubber seal are two different things and why would I need to hit it - after cracking the glass out, wouldnt it just…

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TheVulcan
Mar 06, 2010 9:31 am
mb@147a
mb@147a
10 March 2010

I need to replace windows in a 50s weatherboard what style?

I need to replace windows in a 50s weatherboard what style?

We've lived in a 50s house with timber double hung and a 50s house with timber awning and I have to say the double hung are my definite favourite. You have so much control…

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mb@147a
Mar 10, 2010 12:11 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
16 March 2010

Flyscreens for louvre windows - internal or external?

Flyscreens for louvre windows - internal or external?

Outside is the best - That way you can clean the sills as noted above.

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Yak_Chat
Mar 16, 2010 6:11 pm
Yak_Chat
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 March 2010

Double glazed window pictures?

Double glazed window pictures?

They should look like.... windows :D . Ed

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ECOECO
Mar 16, 2010 7:04 pm
ECOECO
GSK
GSK
16 March 2010

Best online store for door handles? For theatre doors

Best online store for door handles? For theatre doors

This online website sells front door handles but don't see a reason why they can't also be used internally…

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GSK
Mar 16, 2010 10:20 pm
mikewakely
mikewakely
19 March 2010

upvc windows/doors

upvc windows/doors

hi all im new to this site basicly i own my owm manufacturing business of upvc windows doors and conservatorys back in pontypool south wales uk i have been making these…

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mikewakely
Mar 19, 2010 8:03 am
Rowena
Rowena
21 March 2010

Low-E glass quote

Low-E glass quote

Thanks, TheVulcan and Ed. The info that you have provided is really useful. Cheers. :D

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Rowena
Mar 21, 2010 8:40 pm
Rowena
mikkyG
mikkyG
26 March 2010

Non standard or 'fancy' front doors and security doors

Non standard or 'fancy' front doors and security doors

Something I was just thinking about while reading keks last post was we also have lots of glass at the front door so during the day can see who's there but at night its…

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mikkyG
Mar 26, 2010 2:00 pm
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barkly
Mar 26, 2010 4:39 pm
radiuz
radiuz
30 March 2010

Window Rubber Seals

Window Rubber Seals

Thanks Ed, knew we could count on you for a response. At least I know what the proper terminology is now.

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radiuz
Mar 30, 2010 8:56 pm
KerrieJ
KerrieJ
30 March 2010

Blinds and Drapes in Melbourne's west

Blinds and Drapes in Melbourne's west

Just wanted to reinforce the point DO NOT USE RIGHT TRACK BLINDS Just this week I finally got my last blind - the order was placed at the end of August 2009!! I have…

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KerrieJ
Mar 30, 2010 10:22 pm
bennoc
bennoc
31 March 2010

Anyone have experience with A&L Windows?

Anyone have experience with A&L Windows?

We haven't the experience as yet. But we are building and our builder has put in our windows from A&L Windows. Just wondering how much did you pay…

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bennoc
Mar 31, 2010 4:39 pm
blutek
blutek
4 April 2010

Repainting WRC windows & doors

Repainting WRC windows & doors

Thanks, after 20 years of brown skirts its time to go white. I was a bit concerned about the mixed finish on the Stegbar cedar windows & doors. Is acylic gloss the…

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blutek
Apr 04, 2010 5:38 pm
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


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