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webbiegareth
webbiegareth
22 December 2009

Gaps between our windows and brickwork - is this normal?

Gaps between our windows and brickwork - is this normal?

I created a thread earlier today about this... I couldn't find the question answered anywhere - but finally found this thread! (Whoops, didn't really need to create my own…

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webbiegareth
Dec 22, 2009 4:07 pm
waylow
waylow
31 December 2009

frameless glass stacker doors

frameless glass stacker doors

Couldnt pay me enough to fit another lotus frameless system. There is just no comparison between them and dorma or hafele (other than price!)

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waylow
Dec 31, 2009 3:47 pm
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kristofw
Jan 01, 2010 10:55 pm
kristofw
Striking
Striking
5 January 2010

Replacing aluminiumm window with timber

Replacing aluminiumm window with timber

Timber windows and doors are quite expensive, you are probably looking at $2k ish.... ball park

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Striking
Jan 05, 2010 7:30 pm
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Bam
Jan 06, 2010 6:30 pm
Bam
themax
themax
9 January 2010

Door Closer?

Door Closer?

I'm pretty sure it will. I intended to get one for our new timber front door, BUT now that I think about it it won't be any good if I need to *close* the door quickly if…

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themax
Jan 09, 2010 7:55 pm
themax
GO_Kylie
GO_Kylie
11 January 2010

Windows for new house

Windows for new house

Hi, Have you considered using energy efficient glass rather than double glazing? There are a large number of energy efficient glazing options available, with specific…

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GO_Kylie
Jan 11, 2010 10:23 am
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
11 January 2010

replacing roller on old sliding glass door

replacing roller on old sliding glass door

Is this a hard thing to do? Our glass sliding door (leading onto our deck) doesn't slide smoothly and i was hoping it might be a simple task to…

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dirkadirk
Jan 11, 2010 2:19 pm
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
12 January 2010

Noise from busy street, best/cost effective options?

Noise from busy street, best/cost effective options?

I used to live across the road from a busy railway station interchange. I too got used to the noise. The large cattle and coal haulers actually shook the block of units…

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Nathan SteelFab
Jan 12, 2010 12:12 pm
Nathan SteelFab
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
13 January 2010

Sliding fly screen door

Sliding fly screen door

Bulleen Screens located at Burwood. Dowell Windows & most builders order screens from it.

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rocketleaves
Jan 13, 2010 1:07 pm
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Zee
Jan 13, 2010 7:32 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 January 2010

Sliding door panels or options which dont restrict opening?

Sliding door panels or options which dont restrict opening?

There's a 2.65 wide stacker in our showroom. I think we added it since your visit. 2 panels open to give a 1.57m opening. Standard sizes are 2.65m and 3.01m. Ours…

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ECOECO
Jan 16, 2010 11:15 am
ECOECO
Tillie
Tillie
20 January 2010

Obscure sidelights

Obscure sidelights

Thanks for suggestions, I bought a piece of chocolate coloured blockout material and tacked it to the architrave, which shall see us through the summer months :lol: :lol: Once…

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Tillie
Jan 20, 2010 7:12 am
mickeyb
mickeyb
21 January 2010

What is this Blind called??

What is this Blind called??

Thanks Kek, these guys have the product I’m looking for but there based in Sydney and I’m in Melbourne. Emailed every supplier which I could Google, and know I have…

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mickeyb
Jan 21, 2010 9:06 pm
mickeyb
dragon
dragon
22 January 2010

Lintel too small?

Lintel too small?
1, 2

In our house, they have used solid bricks above all lintels.

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dragon
Jan 22, 2010 1:05 am
dragon
Lex
Lex
22 January 2010

A funny noise - is it my window?

A funny noise - is it my window?

Our whole house shakes and rattles in the wind. (stupid rental house). cant wait to move into our new house! We have glass (well no,…

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Lex
Jan 22, 2010 9:05 pm
Lex
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
23 January 2010

Looking for recs for fly screens- Melbourne

Looking for recs for fly screens- Melbourne

You can also try these guys, they are based in Preston and are cheaper than Michaels. http://www.perta.com.au/

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House-To-Be
Jan 23, 2010 3:56 pm
trepidman
trepidman
29 January 2010

sheer blinds that let the breeze through

sheer blinds that let the breeze through

You can get clips that you affix to the frame and when you pull the blind down you push the ends of the blinds into the holders. You can get them…

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trepidman
Jan 29, 2010 6:09 pm
trepidman
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
30 January 2010

Double blinds and venetians

Double blinds and venetians

Just wondering about peoples thoughts/experience on fabric…

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monkeyupatree
Jan 30, 2010 12:44 am
monkeyupatree
u9026a
u9026a
30 January 2010

140mm wide lintel

140mm wide lintel

Thanks for that builda, I knew I could do that, I guess I was looking for a less labour intensive method, i.e, just bung a pre-cast concrete lintel up. I guess that is the…

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u9026a
Jan 30, 2010 11:59 am
gpierce
gpierce
31 January 2010

Double Doors & Locks

Double Doors & Locks

Just thought of something else. You can replace the hinges with ones with springs in them. I have no idea where to find these in Australia as a quick search revealed…

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gpierce
Jan 31, 2010 12:00 pm
themax
themax
31 January 2010

Eyelet Curtain Rods Installer

Eyelet Curtain Rods Installer

I think The Grey Army and Spinners both have carpentry type or handyman people.

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themax
Jan 31, 2010 3:51 pm
themax
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
1 February 2010

Noisy double roller blinds?

Noisy double roller blinds?

what we did instead of having a double blind was put two blinds on. The sunscreen one went inside the window frame and the blockout one went outside the frame. Hardly lets…

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wakeboardandy
Feb 01, 2010 7:17 am
wakeboardandy
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 February 2010

Fly screen quality?

Fly screen quality?

I've never heard of Velcro used for flyscreens but I can't see any real drawbacks... as long as you can't see it,…

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ECOECO
Feb 01, 2010 3:31 pm
ECOECO
kek
kek
1 February 2010

Corner Stacker doors

Corner Stacker doors

I would imagine the retractable kind would work - you'd have to have two, and they'd meet at the corner. :th: Something like these:…

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kek
Feb 01, 2010 6:59 pm
kek
Scaredy Cat
Scaredy Cat
1 February 2010

French Doors to Balcony - Swing in or out?

French Doors to Balcony - Swing in or out?

Whenever the doors are open have a ceiling fan or regular fan operating. It will keep most of the bugs out. Worked for us for a long time...

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Scaredy Cat
Feb 01, 2010 10:14 pm
kek
kek
2 February 2010

Quieter doors, rugs and sound proofing house?

Quieter doors, rugs and sound proofing house?

While building, we rented a single storey house and were driven crazy by the noise. ::hyst:: There were carpets in the bedrooms and the small lounge, but the main part of the…

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kek
Feb 02, 2010 2:43 pm
kek
led
led
3 February 2010

Balcony opening..Sliding or bifold?

Balcony opening..Sliding or bifold?

Hi Jodge, kinda depends on how the costs of each work out. I think floor to ceiling would be better than shorter doors and a window. The doors would be 2400 - 2500 plus a…

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led
Feb 03, 2010 4:41 pm
james-locksmith
james-locksmith
4 February 2010

Security Locks on Windows

Security Locks on Windows

you can install the windows yourself as well .you can learn it from doityourself website

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james-locksmith
Feb 03, 2010 11:27 pm
theyetti
theyetti
4 February 2010

Hallway Windows.. what size?

Hallway Windows.. what size?

Hey all I am in need of some advice. Our original plans had 3 hallway windows of 9 wide and 18 long. On inspection today the windows installed…

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theyetti
Feb 04, 2010 5:08 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
6 February 2010

Standard window sizes

Standard window sizes

Thanks for the replies. Huge help! :)

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mrssnowden
Feb 06, 2010 5:24 pm
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


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