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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 11:28 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 9:34 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 7:05 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 9:17 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 9:51 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 10:35 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 3:12 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 28, 2010 12:02 am
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 4:52 pm

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 1:51 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 2:36 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 8:43 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 11:46 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 10:31 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 1:11 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 7:11 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 8:04 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 11:20 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 9:03 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 9:40 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 3:00 pm
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barkly
Mar 26, 2010 5:39 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 9:56 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 11:22 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 5:39 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 6:38 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 10:27 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 11:51 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 4:13 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 4:22 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 11:54 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 1:51 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 8:30 pm
ECOECO
Dollar
Dollar
10 April 2010

How much should i budget for window treatment

How much should i budget for window treatment
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This might sound stupid but how do you wash roman blinds? Can you?

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Dollar
Apr 10, 2010 3:22 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 2:59 pm
Bam
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MartinaL
Apr 12, 2010 1:45 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 3:13 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 1:18 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 1:24 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 8:15 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 2:18 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 9:41 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 1:15 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 11:45 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 22, 2010 12:11 am
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
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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 7:27 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 9:08 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 2:11 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 1:40 pm
ECOECO


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